NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Erin Brockovich, the subject of the 2000 hit movie with the same name, is taking on a new battle against water contamination.
"We have this idea, unfortunately, that there are all these standards, regulations and agencies overseeing us and protecting us, but that's not happening," said Brockhovic.
Drinking water has been found to include samples of a cancer causing compound called PFOA which is used in the process of making Teflon and similar chemicals.
It can be found in low levels in the water you drink.
"This is a chemical that is the largest emerging contaminant in the United States of America. I am extremely concerned because it is definitely affecting military men and women on the bases and their families. The science is out and this is a cancer-causing material, said Brockovich.
So what can you do to prevent drinking or using water that could contain PFOA?
First off, says, Brockovich, pay attention.
"We all value our health. If we don't pay attention we're going to have a huge crisis on our hands," said Brockovhic.
Second, use reverse osmosis.
Brockovich is a spokesperson for the AquaTru countertop system. It is one type of water filter that removes thousands of toxins, etc. using reverse osmosis.