Water is an important part of our lives. Having a safe drinking water supply is important to the public’s health. Contaminants in drinking water could affect many people because we use water every day.
Some contaminants in water are naturally found in the environment and include bacteria, parasites, and arsenic. Other contaminants are human made, such as industrial waste and fertilizers. Contaminants in drinking water can be a threat to human health, especially the health of young children, the elderly, and pregnant women. Local, state, and federal drinking water protection programs play a key role in providing safe drinking water.
Click here to read more about the topic from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Service original article.