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How Safe Is Your Drinking Water?

NPR's Terry Gross interviews journalist Charles Duhigg on the status of American drinking water and how "one in 10 Americans have been exposed to drinking water that contains dangerous chemicals, parasites, bacteria or viruses, or fails to meet federal health standards."

Listen to the full interview here:

Duhigg reports on the "worsening pollution in American waters" — and regulators' responses to the problem — in his New York Times series, "Toxic Waters." In researching the series, he studied thousands of water pollution records, which he obtained via the Freedom of Information Act.

Maybe it's time to fetch your own spring water?