Finding out if your water is safe to drink and swim in is as easy as 1, 2, 3! We use water all day, every day but let’s face it – most of us have no idea what’s coming out of that tap. Learn what your family is drinking and washing with! We spoke with nutrition and wellness expert Keri Glassman who shared three easy ways to check out your water quality.
1. How to Find Out Your Water Quality
Know Your Water is PUR’s database that lets you look up local water quality. Just type in your address or zip code, and it gives you an easy-to-read visual summary of your water's content. “It's really the largest database of its type,” Keri shares. [It’s] easy and fun, and interactive – and so super simple to use.” The results you download will show you the contaminant levels in your water compared to EPA standards, your state's average, and the national average. Using this tool is as simple as a few clicks of your mouse!
2. Use EWG’s Tap Water Database
If you want a not-profit resource, you can use the Environmental Working Group’s water database. Head to ewg.org/tapwater, enter your zip code, then click on your city to see a list of detected contaminants – including which ones are detected above health guidelines.
3. How to Find Out if Water is Safe to Swim in
Whether at home or on vacation, you don't want to swim in dirty water. This free app lets you easily look up the water quality at beaches across the U.S., and even around the world.
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