BEVERLY HILLS—Tap water has been found with 21 contaminants in which 9 exceeded federal health guidelines legal limits. The news was announced in a news press release via Environment Water Group (EWG) on Friday, October 25.
According to recent updates, EWG data detected that the city of Beverly Hills drinking water contained 270 harmful contaminants including:Arsenic Bromodichloromethane, Bromoform, Chloroform, Dibromochloromethane, Dichloroacetic acid, Radon, Trichloroacetic acid which are at high levels that can lead to cancer.
EWG explained that the water contaminants are legal according to federal government limits for surface water. The company argues that the common drinking water is not safe and the standards for safe consumption have not been updated in 20 years which results in toxic water.
The city of Beverly Hills Water Department serves 44,299 residents who may be at risk for potential health problems including brain damage, nervous system delays, hormonal disruption, pregnancy defects and other deterioration issues.
Water filters have been found to reduced the contaminates levels in the water. EWG.org has listed ways to combat less exposure to pollutants in common drinking water.
“The city of Beverly Hills uses chloramines to disinfect your water. The City is required to disinfect your water to prevent waterborne pathogens. Your drinking water also contains small amounts of fluoride ions. This additive can help prevent tooth decay. The fluoride concentration in your water ranges from 0.6 to 1.2 mg/L. Your water’s average hardness is approximately 290 mg/L or 17 grains/gallon. Drought conditions and water allocation issues have affected the water hardness in your potable water,” states the city of Beverly Hills on its website.
Anyone with questions regarding water quality can contact the city of Beverly Hills Public Works Customer Service at 310-285-2467 or click on the following link to view the Consumer Confidence Reports (Water Quality).