Resorting to bottled water?
According to the latest research, arsenic exposure (drinking water being the main suspect) could be linked to Type 2 Diabetes.
How does Arsenic find its way into drinking water? Dissolved minerals or pollutant from Coal Burning and Copper Smelting.
Although how Arsenic is linked to Diabetes not clear, new standards for drinking water are required.
Read this article here.
This is not the first case of Arsenic contamination of groundwater which leads to our taps. If you search in Wikipedia, you will find an entire article about it (link here). The worst case occurred in Bangladesh causing many fatalities.
Type 2 Diabetes (non-Insulin dependant Diabetes) is a type of metabolic disorder. The number of sufferers has risen significantly in developed countries and has reached epidemic level. Read more about it in this Wikipedia article.
This is indeed worrying for many of us and we will see many mothers rushing out to get a home water treatment kit. Before you decide to do that, do read up about those kits as many of them could pose possible problems to health in the long run.
Take care and stay healthy!