30 Ways Tap Water Could Ruin Your Health

You use it to brew your coffee, make your kid’s mac and cheese, and even soak in it with some bubbles after a long day. You assume your tap water is perfectly healthy because…aren’t there regulations for that? The government does have solid legislation in place that prohibits water companies from providing the public with tap water that doesn’t meet certain standards. The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was passed by Congress in 1974 and enforces drinking water standards by setting limits on levels of harmful contaminants, such as lead and disinfectants.

But “the Safe Water Drinking Act only tests for 91 chemicals,” according to Dr. Scott Michael Schreiber, DC, DACRB, DCBCN, MS, LN, Cert. MDT, CKTP, CNS, Maine, “so many go undetected and end up in drinking water.” Your pipes, faucets, or other equipment may also expose you to some nasty chemicals that can negatively affect your health. Here are 30 ways your tap water could ruin your health. And to ensure your house is safe for you and the entire family, don’t miss this essential list of 100 Ways Your Home Could be Making You Sick.