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Water in Texas most contaminated across US: Report

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has the most contaminated in the US, according to a report released by the (EWG).

EWG's report on Thursday claimed that has the most widespread contamination affecting more than 3,500 utilities serving 22 million people, reported.

The contamination included detectable levels of radium-226 and radium-228.

EWG's Tap Database compiles results of quality tests for almost 50,000 utilities nationwide.

also mapped the nationwide occurrence of radium, the most common radioactive element found in tap water.

From 2010 to 2015, more than 22,000 utilities serving over 170 million people in all 50 states reported the presence of radium in their water.

said in the report that In 2001, Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) reported to top state officials that some types of in the tap water of some Texas communities posed an increased lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 400."

One of the tips provided by is to buy a water filter. to reduce radon and strontium in water, EWG added.

EWG is a US environmental organization founded in 1992.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:26 IST
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