Water treatment plants can help keep your water safe from harmful chemicals, according to a new study.
Water treatment is used to treat the water for people and animals.
The EPA and National Institutes of Health say the water treatment process helps the water get out of the wastewater plants that generate it and into drinking water.
But a new University of New Hampshire study found the treatment process is ineffective in protecting people and the environment from chemicals that can damage drinking water quality.
The study was published online today (June 23) in the Journal of Environmental Health Science.
The research team analyzed data from more than 50 wastewater treatment plants across the United States.
The results show that water treatment plants do not remove chemicals that could damage drinking and drinking-water quality, the researchers said.
The wastewater treatment process can’t help protect drinking water against dangerous chemicals.
It’s important to remember that the amount of chemicals in wastewater varies widely from plant to plant, so it’s important for the public to take the time to look for these chemicals when they are present, the authors said.
In some cases, chemicals that were previously detected in drinking water can be removed, but not in other cases, the study authors said, adding that the results need to be confirmed.
The new study found that the water treated by wastewater treatment plant systems had a lower rate of contamination in drinking and wastewater samples than the wastewater treated by municipal water systems.
That suggests that the wastewater treatment systems have the potential to reduce exposure to hazardous chemicals, said lead author Dr. David S. Whelan, a professor of environmental health sciences at UNH and an environmental chemist.
“If you don’t have good monitoring, you might not know whether it’s safe,” he said.
“But if you have good quality monitoring, it can be very important.”
In the study, researchers compared drinking water samples collected from wastewater treatment facilities to samples from drinking water wells and sampled water from different sources.
The water treated at the wastewater plant was mixed with a similar amount of treated municipal water and the same amount of wastewater, then was analyzed for chemical contamination.
The samples were analyzed at the lab of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Institute.
They also analyzed water from drinking wells in several other states and compared the results to the data from the wastewater treatments.
The researchers found that water from wastewater treated at wastewater treatment sites had a higher concentration of the most dangerous chemicals, including chlorine, benzene, and trichloroethylene.
They found a higher level of the second most toxic chemicals, cyanogen chloride, in the wastewater than in the water samples from municipal treatment plants.
The level of trichlhydrazine, a known carcinogen, was similar in both types of wastewater.
The most harmful chemicals in water treated with wastewater treatment were chlorofluorocarbons, chloroform, and methyl bromide, which are known to cause cancer and birth defects.
The scientists said the chemicals found in the drinking water may be causing cancer, birth defects, or even death.
The team added that it’s not clear whether water treated in wastewater treatment can be recycled.
The paper is the first to analyze water samples at two wastewater treatment operations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), according to the researchers.
The U.S. Environmental Protection and Clean Water Act requires that water treated for drinking, wastewater, and surface water must be tested for harmful chemicals at all facilities that use the water.
They said there are no requirements for wastewater treatment at drinking water treatment facilities.
“The fact that wastewater treatment has not been tested for potentially harmful chemicals raises important concerns for the drinking and surface waters of the U. S.,” Whelans said.
Warming temperatures and rising ocean temperatures are increasing water levels in drinking wells, the research authors said in the paper.
In the future, water treatment technology may be improved, they said.
But they also added that there are concerns about the impact of the new study on drinking water in the U, as the results do not address the risks posed by wastewater water treatment.