Micropollutants exist at trace concentrations of less than 1 teaspoon in an Olympic size pool
Micropollutants pass easily through municipal drinking water treatment plants and consumer water filtration systems.
Micropollutants such as PFOA and PFOS have been linked to cancers, endocrine disorders, thyroid disorders, and developmental defects.
Most consumer water purification systems are not designed to remove hazardous micropollutants.
The volume of water in an Olympic sized pool is equivalent to 507,210,240 teaspoons.
PFOS bioaccumlates and is now found in the blood serum of 97% of the U.S. population.
Micropollutants found in our water supply include pesticides, pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and solvents, and substances used in personal care products.
90% of consumed prescription drugs end up in waste water.
Community water systems supply tap water to 85% of the U.S. population. Local wells serve the remaining 15%. Hundreds of micropollutants have been identified in both water sources.
The drinking water of over 100 million Americans contains micropollutants
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