Arsenic is a semi-metal element in the periodic table. It is odorless and tasteless. It enters drinking water supplies from natural deposits in the earth or from agricultural and industrial practices.
Arsenic is a carcinogen and a cancer causing substance. NJ has many problematic areas regarding high arsenic levels. New Jersey has counties with mandatory testing for arsenic in order to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
The Effects Of Arsenic In Your Water
Arsenic has been linked to cancer of the bladder, lungs, skin, kidney, nasal passages, liver, and prostate. Non-cancer effects can include thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, numbness in hands and feet, partial paralysis, and blindness.
United States Environmental Protection Agency has set the arsenic standard for drinking water at .010 parts per million (10 parts per billion) to protect consumers served by public water systems from the effects of long-term, chronic exposure to arsenic. City water systems were supposed to comply with this standard by January 23, 2006, however due to cost many have gotten extensions!
High Def Water Can Remove Arsenic In Your Water
Arsenic removal is a great step to enjoying healthy and clean water in your home, office, or place of work.