Our good friend and devotee of healthy drinking water, Deanna DeLong, has made understanding our latest Baltimore Water Quality Report simple, and she highlights the important factors that may be impacting your health. For example:
“All water contains some level of contaminants. … (These levels) are set on what is realistic for a water utility to achieve, not what is good for your health.“
“Baltimore occasionally has a parasite called Cryptosporidium … The disinfection process does not kill Cryptosporidium. … Pregnant women, infants, the elderly, immune compromised people, and anyone with a serious life-threatening illness are at highest risk. Cryptosporidiosis can be fatal.”
“One of the most serious contaminants in Baltimore water is a series of chemicals called disinfection by-products … These compounds have been linked to cancers (breast, bladder, colon, and rectal), miscarriages, low birth weight, stillbirths, and birth defects. (Baltimore’s ranges) are some of the highest in the nation!”
For Deanna’s complete breakdown, please click here for her analysis.