UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Scientists at the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization, have found that harmful substances in drinking water can lead to more than 100,000 cases of cancer over the course of a single generation in the United States.
This was reported in a press release published on Thursday, September 19, on the site Phys.org.
Experts have studied the combined effects of 22 carcinogens on human health in 48,363 water systems in the United States. It turned out that the greatest health risk is arsenic in the water, disinfection by-products, as well as radioactive elements – uranium and radium.
The study showed that the most dangerous are water systems that use groundwater. Although the amount of harmful substances is within the normal range, in the long run they can still be harmful to humans.
According to scientists, the use of water filters can reduce the risk.
Earlier on September 19, nutritionist Julia Chekhonina challenged the recommendation that every person needs to drink at least 2 liters of water daily to maintain good health.
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