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Infographic: Twin Cities Water Quality

TWIN CITIES WATER QUALITY WATER IS THE ESSENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY The human body is more than 60 percent water. Blood is 92 percent water, the brain and muscles are 75 percent water, and bones are about 22 percent water. 3.9 TRILLION GALLONS of water are consumed in the United States each month. 2 MILLION TONS OF SEWAGE & industrial and agricultural waste are dumped into the world's water every day. That's equivalent to the weight of the entire human population. SO WHAT'S IN YOUR WATER? 1 LEAD Levels of lead can cause serious health 1. Contaminant percent- problems, especially for pregnant women and young children ages are based on a study of water quality conducted by the city of Minneapolis from January - (2 ppb) HALOACETIC ACIDS Increased risk of cancer ? (HAA5) December 2011 (26.34 ppb) CHLORINE When chlorine is added to TOTAL TRIHALOMETHANES system problems? (TTHM) water, it forms Trihalometh- anes (THMS). THMS are highly carcinogenic. Can cause liver, kidney, or centralnervous (3.21 ppm) (32.05 ppb) SODIUM Proven to increase risk of asthma, hypertension, heartburn, osteoporosis, cardiac enlargement, ulcers, and edema. (12.6 ppm) TOTAL COLIFORM BACTERIA (1%) COPPER Drinking water that contains copper mac cause (.07 ppm) gastrointestinal distress, and long-term exposure may lead to liver or kidney SULFATE Diarrhea is associated with ingestion of water containing damage. 2 (28.4 ppm) high levels of sulfate. Infants below the age NITRATES AS NITROGEN (.7 ppm) of six months who drink water with excess nitrate could become seriously ill with symptoms including shortness of breath and blue-baby syndrome. ? FLOURIDE Ingesting fluoride has been found to damage soft tissues as well as (1.1 ppm) teeth and bones & studies demonstrate a strong relationship between exposure to fluoride and reduced IQ in children. 2 2. Source: OK, WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT IT? Minimize lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. A point-of-use filtration system could result in 122.2 million avoided DALYS (Disability Adjusted Life Years, a measure of morbidity). YOUR BEST REVERSE OPTION OSMOSIS BENEFITS Removes bacteria, viruses, pesticides, chlorine, asbestos, sodium, and much more Improves taste, appearance, and odor Removes pollutants and does not collect them Extremely convenient Inexpensive provider of filtered water Eliminates bottled water waste RAW WATER PRODUCT WATER REJECT WATER Benjamin Franklin THE PUNCTUAL PLUMBER.

Infographic: Twin Cities Water Quality

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Knowing about your water quality is important homeowner knowledge. Water is the essence of the human body. The percentage of toxins in unfiltered water have been shown to have detrimental effects on f...


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