Transparency: How Clean Is Your Tap Water?
Even though water comes out of the faucet looking clean and clear, there is a good chance it has some pretty nasty stuff in it. A new study has cataloged all the pollutants and chemicals that appear in our 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. This is a look at 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.
To see how your water is, go to the Environmental Working Group's National Drinking Water Database.
A collaboration between GOOD and Naz ?ahin and ?erifcan Özcan.
CORRECTION: Due to a typo, we noted that the best water in the country was in Forth Worth, rather than Fort Worth. The error has been corrected.
What Does A Viral Phenomenon Look Like? How a lot of buckets of ice can raise $100 million Watch how long it took for the ALS Ice Bucket Challege to go global
New French Law Makes It Illegal To Email Employees After Work Hours In France it’s illegal to email employees on the weekend
Hank Azaria Gives A Hilarious and Moving Commencement Speech At Tufts University Hank Azaria also had some timeless advice about being yourself
More Than 400 Authors Put Their Disapproval Of Donald Trump In Writing Even Stephen King thinks the presidential hopeful is terrifying
Facebook Bans Advertisement Featuring Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Who does this offend?
Japan Is Getting High-Speed “Invisible” Trains Reflective material will make them blend into the landscape