Hmm, reads liike a collge grad trying to pass herself off as a WHO expert
Before you take this too seriously people read it again, is is simply an ADVERT for Aquasana and is resorting to scare mongering and fear to sell its product.
I have lived here since 2001- article written 2016 I note- and I am alive, well and ruddy healthy thank very much. I drink,cook with and shower with plain old tap water. Dry skin, yep, but check up, likely weather related, not water. Beijing has a very dry climate, esp in winter, sensitive souls[oh those poor forigners] should invest in some moisuriser.
So, don't fall for all this BS and add to the already winging, moaning chorus of expats who claim Beijing isn't like back home. If back home was so great, which having been to most places, I doubt, drop me a line and I can give you directions to the airport.
Fake news, really fake, I tell you it is fake news.
Whoa, aren't you going a bit overboard here? You don't have ANY concerns about the water quality here?