February 27, 2017

Harmful Chemicals in Tap Water

Everyone believes that things are now easier for us since we no longer have to struggle to get our basic necessities or luxuries in life. All we have to do is go to the supermarket if we need food or open our tap to get drinking water. The convenience does make things a lot easier without a doubt but it also means that we have no idea what is going on behind closed doors when these products are being prepared for us.

Most of the time, our food and water subjected to various chemicals that we are not even aware of. Today we are going to be talking about chemicals in our tap water that are harmful for us. You can click here for more information about tap water.


If you have been keeping up with the Flint water crisis, you probably know where I am going with this. The corroded pipes there have increased the level of lead in their drinking tap water by tenfold and lead is one of the most dangerous toxins for our body. Lead affects both adults and children causing stunted growth, learning disabilities and brain damage.

Fluoride is normally available in our tap water and is usually present in toothpastes to prevent tooth decay. Adding it in water has been going on for decades but it is dangerous and many countries have banned it effectively since it is a neurotoxin that affects the endocrine system.

Mercury is toxic as well and is known to cause nerve damage, atrophy, brain damage, memory loss and skin rashes.

Arsenic is used in a variety of industrial processes and gets mixed up with our drinking water. It is very harmful for our health and is known to cause problems like vomiting, diarrhea and long-term exposure can lead to bladder and lung cancer.