June 30, 2016
Following high profile episodes such as lead in the drinking water in Flint, the quality of the nation’s water supplies has come under scrutiny. “Until recently, only a few have questioned the quality of our water supply,” explains Dr. JoAnna Shimek, clinical assistant professor at Indiana University’s School of Public Health. In America, she adds, we assume our supply is safe.
Poor water quality can impact your health, ranging from a malady as mild as an upset stomach, but also so severe that exposure can result in lower IQ and learning disabilities—with the most susceptible being children and pregnant women.