Brain Tumors and Drinking Water

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There is a growing concern over drinking water contaminants and how they can result in cancer and specifically brain tumors. Much of this has to do with scientific studies showing how environmental pollutants are a serious issue. These chemicals may be hazardous when it comes to your body and they can be found in the air, and also in your water.

There are many chemicals that are hazardous and the chief among them is Polyvinyl chloride. This is used in the fabrication of PVC. Anywhere this product is made or disposed of has the possibility of leaching toxins into the groundwater. Along with PVC, there are pollutants and contaminants such as tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene, dichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, benzene, and all other sorts of industrial-grade chemicals and pesticides that frequently are found in the water. Everything from motor oil and industrial-grade pesticides and paint should be removed from the drinking water to protect people from becoming ill or potentially developing cancer.

There are even groups who suggest that Chlorine should be carefully watched due to its hazardous nature and the ingestion of chlorinated byproducts which is also considered a possible link for brain tumors. There is a growing movement to have it removed from all areas of drinking water.

There have been famous instances where polluted drinking water has caused serious illnesses. A famous case was turned into the film Erin Brockovich that detailed an instance of hexavalent chromium that was linked to high incidents of cancer. This is but one of many instances of polluted groundwater turning into contaminated drinking water and causing problems and ultimately cancer for some.

These chemicals come from factories and often enter into the water source. The trouble is that many of these hazardous contaminants are odorless and tasteless. Therefore a person or a family may be drinking water that tastes fine, but could very likely have some form of toxin.

The best way to safeguard against these dangers is to test your water. This will tell you if there is an issue that must be addressed immediately. Aside from a water test, you might consider installing some form of water filtration system. It can be anything from a faucet-mounted unit to the type that is installed under the sink.

Whatever you decide to do, you need to keep in mind that cancer is a very serious health issue. It claims many lives each year. A large amount of scientific research has suggested that by eliminating the toxins from your diet and drinking water, you will have a better chance of remaining cancer-free.

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