Depending on where you live it’s possible that microplastics, bacteria, parasites (amoebas), chemicals, and even heavy metals, such as lead, could be found flowing through your household sink. To find out more about what’s in your tap water, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been compiling a tap water database since 2010. The EWG database of known contaminants allows you to search by zip code to identify drinking water concerns in your region. However, it cannot provide specifics on microplastics and may not always be accurate about lead. If you’re interested in learning more about U.S. boil water advisories and how LifeStraw can protect you, read more on our blog here.

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