posted on Mar, 8 2005 @ 03:06 PM
Ice Mountain is clean and low ppm (not!) they are selling it at my local dollar tree...
Here are some things found it Drinking Water[/B]
[I]The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water)
include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it
dissolves naturally occurring minerals and radioactive material, and
can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from
human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water
• Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may
come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural
livestock operations, and wildlife.
• Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be
naturally occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or
domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production or farming.
• Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources
such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff, and residential uses.
• Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile
organics, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum
production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water
runoff and septic systems.
• Radioactive contaminants, which are naturally occurring or the result
of oil and gas production.[/I]
If your home has a lead service line or piping that has lead
soldered joints, you can take the following precautions to minimize
your exposure to lead that may have leached into your drinking
water from your pipes:
• Run your water for 30 to 60 seconds or until it feels colder any time
your water has not been used for more than 6 hours.
• Always use cold water for drinking, cooking, or making baby
• Use faucets and plumbing material that are either lead free or will
not leach unsafe levels of lead into your water.
Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of
the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental
development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span
and learning disabilities. Adults who drink this water over many
years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.
Go to your local government website or google in your hometown or major city of which you get your water from and type in Water Quality Report.
source: This was a pdf file from the city of detroit.