With the recent trend to avoid purchasing drinking water in plastic bottles, more people are turning to home water as their source. It saves money, it’s better for the environment, and there’s not the concern of plastic leaching into the water. But is your home water safe?
Efforts by a nonprofit group in North Carolina make it easy to test for lead, copper, and arsenic in your water with low-cost test kits. Each of these can cause neurological damage when levels are too high. The Environmental Quality Institute works with the University of North Carolina to research environmental toxins while also serving the public through testing.
For more information on having your water tested, see information from the Environmental Protection Agency here.