Despite government rules and regulations meant to protect drinking water, fracking, toxic lead pipes, unsound underground chemical storage tanks, as well as chemical and fecal runoff can all result in dangerous contaminants making their way into our water supply. If this happens, the water may be harmful to those who ingest it, or come in contact with it, leading to sickness and disease.
Water contaminants can include fertilizers and pesticides, sewage, food processing waste, lead, mercury, chemicals and other hazardous waste. When consumed, they can cause immediate short-term complications such as nausea, fever, diarrhea and dehydration.
Long-term consumption could result in the following chronic and severe illnesses:
- Reproductive damage
- Heart disease
- Immune deficiency
- Developmental disabilities
- Neurological problems
If you or a loved one suffers from these or other symptoms and suspect that contaminated water is the culprit, contact the water contamination attorneys at Hamilton Wingo today. They are dedicated to seeking justice for you and others who have been harmed by the negligence of others.