Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything. Albert Einstein

The biggest source of water pollution in the United States remains largely outside the law. (Spanish language version available.)

A headline in the Des Moines Register recently attempted to reassure readers that “Iowa’s Water Rarely Exceeds Lead Limits.” This statement isn’t the confidence-booster it’s meant to be. For one thing, federal limits on lead in drinking water aren’t protective enough, especially for those most vulnerable to lead poisoning: pregnant women and bottle-fed infants. And the foremost water issue for many in Des Moines isn’t lead (although it may well be a concern). It’s pollution from the farms that surround the city, which is infiltrating the city’s drinking water supply.

Source: Concerns About Drinking Water Go Beyond Lead | Earthjustice

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