A vital element in our lives
Is tap water killing you?
Are there toxic chemicals in water?
Does tap water contain bacteria and viruses?
Is chlorine food for your health?
Do chemical contaminants affect health?
Everything you need to know about water, its treatment and how to choose a system that is right for you.
This booklet was originally published in 1997 as “Drinking Water: A vital element in our lives.”
Water is a vital element in each of our lives. Without water, all life would end in a matter of days. Not only is it essential to our health, but we also use it for numerous household tasks. Every day we use water for drinking, cooking, bathing and cleaning. How often do we think about it as a health risk? These days many people are worried about the quality of their drinking water but few people realize that water that looks, tastes, and smells good can still be hazardous to their health.