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Threats to Your Water Supply Abound -- The Devastating Impact of Fertilizers, Fracking, and Water-Hungry GMO’s

Drinking Water

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  • Many residents of Minnesota now face having elevated levels of nitrogen in their drinking water, due to fertilizer runoff. Health risks of nitrogen include a potential connection to cancer, as well as thyroid and reproductive problems in both humans and livestock
  • Unless you are getting your water from a well that is located 800 feet or more below the ground surface, chances are your well water has been contaminated by some, if not many, toxic substances that have been dumped into the ground soil over past decades
  • There are more than 140 chemicals in U.S. drinking water supplies that are not regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This includes gasoline, pesticides, rocket fuel, prescription drugs and more
  • Whether you have a private well or use municipal water, it would be wise to get your water tested for contaminations. One of the best alternatives to tap water may be finding a gravity-fed raw spring in your area. The next best option is to filter the water that comes out of your tap

By Dr. Mercola

Polluted drinking water is a significant health threat that is sorely underreported and oft-ignored. A recent article in the Star Tribune highlights the very real struggle to access clean drinking water right here in the United States.


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