September 13th, 2019: In the fourth publication of a series in Carrier Management, Dr. Adam Grossman, and Sheryll Mangahas of Praedicat Inc, discuss drinking water. We think of drinking water as a commodity so abundant in modern society that we rarely give it much thought. At least until recently. Like with the discovery of lead-contaminated water in Flint, Mich., and the rising awareness that persistent pollutants, called PFAS, are also present in municipal water systems around the United States.
It’s not only the metals, PFAS pollutants and pharmaceuticals found in municipal water systems around the country that have health experts worried, it’s also the very byproducts used to disinfect water that are raising concerns. These byproducts may actually be obesogens, which are chemicals that disrupt normal metabolic processes. Here, Praedicat’s Adam Grossman and Sheryll Mangahas explores if the new water contaminations are the source of the next insurance crisis.