No adverse health effects are generally associated with the secondary drinking water contaminants. At considerably higher concentrations than those listed in the standards, health implications may exist as well as aesthetic degradation.
There are two sources of radioactive contamination in drinking water. The first is naturally occurring radionuclides contained in the soil that water moves through. Some areas in Florida are susceptible to contamination from phosphate-rich soils and rock.
The second source of radioactive contamination comes from man-made sources. There is no known man-made contamination of drinking water in Florida.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.