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So how safe is the water from your kitchen faucet you probably -- -- -- right right after all the government regulates water safety we know that has been for years.
There's a new funding by the Environmental Protection Agency raising concerns pointing out.
That the safe drinking water act only regulates 91 contaminants but more than 60000.
Possible chemicals are used here in the US.
Can be -- -- the director of water and sanitation initiatives that global water challenge how you do intend to good morning to you.
I'm going to pay -- what do we do little way to conclude from this -- folks here.
Well I don't think we're scaring folks I think -- -- -- the admitting that the laws and policies that we have in place.
Are not keeping pace with the science.
So for ten years -- clean water act has not been updated.
And now we know that there's a larger number of chemicals.
That get into -- water supply every single day and that had a policy does not take care.
And I read this whole article it's a long one too I mean I printed it out it was -- pages from New York died.
Yellowing -- to read 1150 -- with a New York time along time here's what I want another idea how much exposure does one need before they could be.
Harmed or damaged do we know that.
Well it says that article says that -- talking about long term our lifetime exposure.
Essentially the problem is that that we have been able to cops that and say that small amounts of exposure on not to any dangerous.
I think there's a larger problem here which is that we don't even know what we're getting exposed to in -- water supply because it's not being tested.
For the many many many many chemicals that are entity at -- since I was so that.
Help me figure there's are we putting more chemicals in the water.
Or within -- production every year did they just find their way in there with with the answer on that.
We're putting many more types of chemicals in the water and I think that would not actually testing -- -- -- those types and that it is their proof that it's harming us.
Is it bad for our help can we conclude that yes.
Where well that's what that's like that that's with the EPA's saying -- that in long periods of time there's now conclusive proof.
That those chemicals are carcinogenic or cancer producing that was just put together by the bottled water industry and number I've read through it Obama -- -- -- with greener -- on -- think this is and this is perfect for business.
I don't know if it was put together by the Baath law.
Bottled water industry I can't imagine that it -- -- New York City brags about the cleanest tap water America.
I'm sorry I don't I can't hear you -- you hear me now.
A little that okay New York City brags about having the cleanest tap water in America.
In the restaurants.
The apartment buildings are we to stop believing that now.
It might still have the cleanest tap water in America the -- is how safe -- tap water from day to day.
And I want in the -- I'm going to drink the tap what I think that we need to be asking up policymakers are some really tough questions which says.
They simply put yes we know that this tap water is legal.
Is it healthy -- okay thank you for coming in today appreciated your point is quite simple it's the safe drinking water act is at a date.
And there's a lot more to look out for out there and we shall see if that happens candy thank you for your time.
Out of Washington Post office you yet Allison when he.
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