Drinking plenty of good, clean water is important for a healthy body.
Read EWG researchers' top tips to learn how to stay hydrated while reducing your exposures to common drinking water pollutants. Download as PDF
Tap Water: Learn what's in it.
Filtered Tap Water: Drink it, cook with it.
- Choose a filter certified to remove contaminants found in your water: www.ewg.org/tap-water/getawaterfilter. Effectiveness varies - read the fine print.
- Carbon filters (pitcher or tap-mounted) are affordable and reduce many common water contaminants, like lead and byproducts of the disinfection process used to treat municipal tap water.
- Install a reverse osmosis filter if you can afford it, to remove contaminants that carbon filters can't eliminate, like arsenic and perchlorate (rocket fuel).
Filters: Change them
Bottled Water: Drink filtered tap water instead.
On the Go: Carry water in safe containers.
While Pregnant: Stay hydrated with safe water.
Infants: Use safe water for formula.
Breathe Easy: Use a whole house water filter.
View and Download the report here: EWG Safe Drinking Water