Drinking water should be the last thing on the mind of anyone in the world, and it can’t be left untreated.
The EPA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are cracking down on the misuse of drinking water supplies.
As a result, the agency announced on Wednesday that it is issuing a public health alert for people who are drinking distilled or “white distilled” water.
This includes water that has been purified and is labeled “white.”
“It is critical that everyone get tested for water contaminants before they use distilled water,” the EPA said in a statement.
“This includes people who drink distilled water to relieve constipation, diarrhea or a variety of other gastrointestinal problems, people who have recently been ill or those who have been drinking water that contains potentially harmful contaminants.”
The EPA says it has been alerted to nearly 4 million cases of the water-borne contaminants, most of which are harmless.
The agency said that more than 90 percent of the cases have been traced to people who consume distilled water.
Water quality experts warn that people who do not drink distilled waters should take steps to avoid exposure to potentially harmful water contaminants.
For example, if you have an allergy to chlorine, drinking distilled water can cause a reaction in your system.
Additionally, people should not drink tap water with chloramine or chloramines.
Some of the contaminants found in distilled water include arsenic, lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead-226, iron, manganese, lead sulfate, nickel, nickel-77, polychlorinated biphenyls, sodium, and sulfur dioxide.
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