In light of Flint, Mich., water worries, how does Dallas area supply stack up?

With the horrific news coming out of Flint, Mich. — particularly lead levels in drinking water high enough to cause permanent damage to small children who drank it — it’s natural to wonder what’s in the water in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Truthfully, the list of things found in minute amounts can be eye-opening — arsenic, cyanide, asbestos, mercury — but the quantities are so low and often naturally occurring that the Environmental Protection Agency, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the various regional water utilities agree that the water is just fine to drink.

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