Frontline presents “Poisoned Waters” – A stunning overview of
the dangers our normal water supply to our health and our planet.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines the growing hazards to human health and the ecosystem.
Smith reveals startling new evidence that today’s growing environmental threat comes not from the giant industrial polluters of old, but from chemicals in consumers’ face creams, deodorants, prescription medicines and household cleaners that find their way into sewers, storm drains, and eventually into America’s waterways and drinking water. “The environment has slipped off our radar screen because it’s not a hot crisis like the financial meltdown, war or terrorism,” Smith says. “But pollution is a ticking time bomb. It’s a chronic cancer that is slowly eating away the natural resources that are vital to our very lives.”