Drinking California tap water could increase risk of cancer: study

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Sipping water from the tap in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the risk of cancer, according to a new study that found a variety of contaminants in drinks.

Scientists with the Environmental Working Group took an unfiltered look at data on the levels of toxic particles — including arsenic and radioactive elements like uranium and radium — that were coming from the tap between 2011 and 2015.

In the study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health, the advocacy group found the combination of the contaminants could contribute to nearly 15,500 cases of cancer over the course of a lifetime.

Scientists said the study is the first of its kind.

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