by April Muir

May 7, 2019

If you’re one of the many conscientious California residents, trying to eat healthy, work out and take care of yourself and your family members – we have another arrow pointed in our direction. Apparently California tap water has been linked to a higher risk of cancers. Our California public water systems are pretty messed up. We’ve know this for a while. Now researchers from the environmental advocacy group Environmental Working Group estimated that the contaminants found in public water systems in California could contribute to about 15,500 cancer cases there over the course of a lifetime. These contaminants include chemicals such as arsenic, hexavalent chromium and radioactive elements such as uranium and radium. The study was published Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the journal Environmental Health.