The lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, has made national headlines – but lead's not the only danger lurking in America's public taps.

An op-ed on Truthout by the Organic Consumers Association notes the prevalence of contaminants such as prescription medication, pesticides and plastic compounds in municipal water. And, as professor Shane Snyder points out, oxidizing chemicals in home filtration systems may actually increase the water's toxicity.

University of Arizona College of Engineering