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Purity of Tap Water Project

Dozens of carcinogens may be found in our drinking water. The greatest threats for these carcinogens are accidental spillages, industrial and agricultural pollution.

Fact sheet on drinking water

Download the fact sheet on drinking water.

Progress made by us

Modern technology makes it possible to detect and measure the quantity of these chemicals. CANSA will outsource the testing of drinking water from 8 cities in South Africa. The water will come from buildings in which CANSA is housed. Results will be posted periodically on this website.


CANSA’s position statement on cancer and the environment

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  • Click here to make a secure online donation to support this research project or make a direct deposit to ABSA Bank, Account: CANSA Research, number: 4079965964, Branch: 632005, Reference: Type B Research – Tap Water Project.
  • Read more about CANSA research here.
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