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What Dr. Oz says about tap water
Dr. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon and the Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University. But most people know him as a regular guest star on Oprah Winfrey's talk-show for the last 5 years. He now has his own daytime show. Dr. Oz has said on a recent episode of his show that he would not let his family bath or shower in tap water without a filter system in the home.
Dr. Oz explores drinking water and cancer - watch video.
EPA - WATER ON TAP "what you need to know"
If you want to know the quality of the nation's drinking water, if it is safe, and what you can do to protect yourself, click here to read the EPA's full water report.
New York Times exposes clean water laws being ignored
New York Times exposes clean water laws being ignored.
In a recent series of articles, they reported that, "tests show that their tap water contains arsenic , barium, lead, manganese and other chemicals at concentrations federal regulators say could contribute to cancer and damage the kidneys and nervous system." Read more.
Bottled Water vs. Tap Water
What's in That Bottle? Evocative names and labels depicting pastoral scenes have convinced us that the liquid is the purest drink around. "But no one should think that bottled water is better regulated, better protected or safer than tap," says Eric Goldstein, co-director of the urban program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit organization devoted to protecting health and the environment... read more.
4 Experts Weigh in: Bottled or Tap Water?
We asked researchers, regulators, authors, and activists what they pour for themselves: bottled or tap, filtered or straight? Read more.
Harvard University test about chlorine in your home's water
Chlorinated drinking water has been linked to small increases in the rates of rectal and bladder cancer in a new analysis by researchers at Harvard University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The findings, reported The American Journal of Public Health, are drawn from a combination of 10 previous studies. Using statistical methods, the researchers found that the slightly higher rates of the two cancers seemed to correlate with the amount of byproducts produced by chlorinated water. The authors calculated that it accounted for 6,500 cases of rectal cancer and 4,200 cases of bladder cancer in the US each year.