Filtering frack-edly polluted water
August 5, 2014 7:09 AM Subscribe
My spouse and I have recently moved to Western Pennsylvania and are really concerned about the pollution to the local drinking water due to fracking (hydraulic fracturing). What are the best ways to filter this water for consumption? What are other health concerns to watch out for (and ways to solve for these)?
posted by taltalim to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
We'll be renting, so a full-home filtration system which requires installation will likely not be possible. Previously, my spouse's parents bought us a filtering pitcher (like a Brita) that claims to filter fluoride from the water - would something like this help remove methane or other harmful chemicals?
Are there things that we could put on the tap to filter the water instead of having to refill a pitcher multiple times a day? How concerned should we be about bathing/showering? What other things are we risking (breathing, other food consumption) and how can we protect ourselves?
Also, are there symptoms to watch out for when drinking polluted water?