Ahead of National Drinking Water Week, NSF International, a public health and safety organization, conducted a survey of 1,106 Americans to better understand their perceptions and behaviors surrounding drinking water quality and safety. More than half of the people surveyed (55 percent) reported they are concerned about what is in their drinking water.
The survey results also revealed that most Americans drink tap water and have a general understanding of how water purification systems work. However, the results show a gap between consumer knowledge and action, as most people don’t take steps to better understand what’s in their drinking water and purify it accordingly.
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