These harmful substances enter our water supplies through:
- aging municipal water treatment systems,
- ground water wells,
- internal home plumbing systems,
- industrial sources,
Technological wastes have polluted our water and could be the cause of many of our diseases. Numerous EPA regulations were developed in response to studies that found suspected cancer causing chemicals in municipal drinking water supplies. These chemicals called Trihalomethanes (THMʼs) have been linked to cancer in laboratory animals. THMʼs also include chloroform, aldrin, dieldrin, DDT, EDG, carbon tetrachloride, benzene and many others. Some THMʼs are formed when natural substances such as decaying leaves or sewage mix with chlorine, which is used as a disinfectant in municipal water treatment.