It’s no secret that water is essential to life. The recommended daily water intake is generally 64 fluid ounces throughout the day, which is equivalent to about 2 liters. Not only are humans made up of an average of 60% water, but we use water directly in our daily activities like drinking, cooking and bathing, as well as indirectly in the manufacturing of our favorite goods.
With water playing such a crucial role in our lives and communities, it’s hard to imagine that less than 1% of all the water on Earth is available for human use. The rest remains in the polar ice caps, saltwater oceans, or is inaccessible for practical use. While water cycles through various states of matter to come back to us, it is not always distributed back proportionally. With an increase of droughts due to global warming, it is important to reflect on the ways in which we use our water.
Although water is a vital ingredient for life, it is often taken for granted. According to a study researched by The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American household uses 82 gallons of water every day. The EPA also mentions that we can all reduce our water usage by 20% by simply installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances.
Just as it is important to monitor our water usage, it is very important that we also monitor what is in our water. According to The Environmental Working Group (EWG) “The federal government’s legal limits are not health-protective. The EPA has not set a new tap water standard in almost 20 years, and some standards are more than 40 years old.” That basically means that the legal limit of contaminants in our water is not based on our health limits. If you want to know what’s in the water you use and consume, the EWG does half of the job for us on their website where you can input your zip code into their Tap Water Database to see what contaminants are floating around the water in your area.
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