Concerned about a series in The New York Times on "Toxic Waters," AOL Health decided to take a closer look at tap water.
The series reported on a half a million violations of water pollution laws by manufacturers and other workplaces over the last five years, including dumping toxins thought to cause cancer.
AOL Health developed this list of states with the most toxic tap water:
1. California2. Wisconsin
3. North Carolina
6. New York
10. New Mexico
See "States With the Most Toxic Tap Water" for information on why each state made the list.
Copyright 2009, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist