Careful With Your Water Filters -- Hotel Filtered Water Can Kill You
December 31, 2009
About 300 guests have been moved from a luxury Miami hotel after Legionnaires' disease struck at least three former guests. One of them died.
Guests at the EPIC Hotel were sent to nearby hotels to prevent potential contact with the waterborne bacterial disease.
An ongoing investigation revealed that the hotel had installed a water filter powerful enough to remove anti-bacterial treatments from its city-supplied water, encouraging bacterial growth.
A new study has also cataloged all the pollutants and chemicals that appear in your tap water, and they include things like arsenic and fuel additives. Many of these pollutants are unregulated, meaning no matter how high a dose appears in your water, it's still not illegal.
Other chemicals are regulated, but are allowed to appear in your water at a level well above what doctors recommend as a safe dose.
To see the five most and least polluted water systems in America (in cities with more than 100,000 population), based on the total number pollutants found in the water, and how often those pollutants were found during continued testing, please click the GOOD link below.