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Unformatted text preview: outbreaks of waterborne diseases are a common occurrence and have involved entire city populations, sometimes leading to serious complications and even fatalities. The potential carcinogenic effects of long-term exposure to certain organic chemicals in our water supplies are under government scrutiny. Both of these websites acknowledge that there is a problem with pollutants in our drinking water supply. They also say that this is under government scrutiny, but there are no regulations regarding drinking water. This topic is related to my major, biology, because contaminants get into the water during the water cycle and during the breakdown on minerals when water moves over rocks underground. Contaminated drinking water should be looked by the government before something catastrophic happens....
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- Spring '08