Chemical Structure, Physical And Chemical Properties

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Jacob Patterson
Ms. Wallin
Chemistry H
25 October 2014
Chemicals in Our Tap Water Earth, the only known planet with life, seems to revolve around many things in todays society. Money, land, precious metal, all seems to make the world go around, but in all reality, Earth would just be another planet without one sole resource, water. The food we eat and the air we breathe all seem to be dependent. Over the centuries, we have learned much about the molecular structure, physical and chemical properties, and so on. We have been able to harness its great power, and we have made the consumption a much quicker process through the idea of “city water” or tap water. The concept of tap water has been around since about 3000 B.C. in Mesopotamia
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A choice few companies will eventually obtain a monopoly on life, by instilling the thought of buying water. Water is our lifeline, and our umbilical cord to the living world is being contaminated with impurities that we consume every day. There are a choice few men in this nation that seem to manage what is available to the masses, the same goes for our water. The DEPA, or the Department of Environmental Protection Agency overseas additives in our water on a national level. The DEPA is part of the Presidents cabinet, meaning he goes to the DEPA for advice on anything their agency oversees.”The public drinking water systems regulated by EPA, and delegated states and tribes, provide drinking water to 90 percent of Americans” (DEPA). So what exactly does the department regulate? Depending on the amount of water in a public water system, they allow a certain amount of toxins per gallon of water. The EPA allows a certain amount of toxins because the cost for the mass making, distribution, and use of pure water would be too high. Likewise, it is nearly impossible to have such large piping systems and distribution and offer a completely clean, unadulterated water. While there are standards in place for the maximum amount of contaminants allowed in water, none of these levels are at zero. Meaning, that there are dangerous toxins in the
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