For all of you opposed to the United Nations, here’s a new reason to support it — maybe we could get some of that clean water that’s supposed to be the goal of third world countries. According to the Wisconsin State Journal Madison’s wells are host to a variety of human viruses, including gastrointestinal related viruses and a few respiratory ones to boot. Luckily for us, Madison treats its drinking water with chlorine, meaning the health risks are relatively low. The bad news is that many communities in Wisconsin do not treat their water, meaning that similar presence of viruses in drinking reserves could pose serious threats to health. The most sobering aspect of the analysis was the conclusion that the viruses likely came from leakage from the city’s sewer system.
Viruses in Madison wells
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