Americans are more concerned about water pollution than they have been since 2001, according to a recent Gallup poll.The discovery in 2015 of elevated lead levels in Flint, Michigan’s public drinking water has put a national spotlight on the issue of water pollution. And it’s an issue that’s of special concern to expectant moms.
Most moms-to-be carefully monitor their eating habits since they are eating for two. Good nutrition during pregnancy can help ensure a baby’s proper growth and development. Daphne Oz – the daughter of TV personality Dr. Oz – knows a lot about diet and pregnancy. Daphne is already mom to a daughter and a son, and is now expecting her third child.
When it comes to drinking water one of the most common ground water contaminants in rural areas is nitrate. It is regulated in drinking water primarily because excess levels can cause methemoglobinemia, or "blue baby" disease.It is interesting to note that bottled water is now the number one beverage in the U.S., according to the Beverage Marketing Corporation.The Environmental Protection Agency says whether it travels through a pipe to your home or comes packaged in a bottle, safe drinking water is essential to good health. There are many bottled water choices available to consumers today, with a wide variety of terms to describe the water’s characteristics, sources and methods of treatment.