Drinking water, whether tap or bottled, is expected to be filtered ahead of time to ensure it is safe for the consumer. The events in Flint, Michigan in 2016 proved this to be false, as lead, a metal known to have dangerous health effects, endangered the city through its prevalence in drinking water.
The idea of a chemical that lives on forever sounds straight out of a science fiction novel. This idea gets even scarier: Once these chemicals enter the human body, there is no way for them to leave. These chemicals are not out of a scary book, however, but instead they plague more than2,854 communitiesacross the United States.