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December 2000 Issue

Choosing a Home Filter to Keep Your Drinking Water Safe

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 90% of the country’s drinking water is safe. Yet, almost 7,000,000 Americans get sick from drinking tap water each year, says the Natural Resources Defense Council, a consumer watchdog group. Are you one of the unlucky 10%? If so, a home filtering system might be able to help. First, find out what’s in your water. If you are on a municipal water supply, you should be receiving an Annual Water Quality Report

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