Water Quality: Arsenic in Drinking Water

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element of the Earth’s crust. It’s also a byproduct of mining, coal burning and other industries, and often ends up in drinking water supplies.

The American Cancer Society says that “arsenic levels tend to be higher in drinking water that comes from ground sources, such as wells, as opposed to water from surface sources, such as lakes or reservoirs.”

Removing this contaminant from drinking water is a health priority, and Environmental Health News recently reported that a study found that a reduction in arsenic levels helped to reduce effects from past exposure:

Even though it can take years, people can partially or fully recover from the skin lesions brought on by long-term exposure to arsenic. A study from Bangladesh has found that reducing exposures from drinking water significantly curbed the severity and prevalence of the lesions, which can lead to more severe diseases.

We have many systems to reduce arsenic at the point-of-entry (POE) into the home and also drinking water at the point-of-use (POU). Click here to see our filters, and click here to see our drinking water systems.

It’s important to have arsenic removed from your drinking water, as it is linked to the following health effects:

  • Cancer: Bladder, lung and skin. It also may cause kidney and liver cancer.
  • Harmful to central and peripheral nervous systems.
  • Harmful to heart and blood vessels.
  • Cause of serious skin problems.
  • May cause birth defects and reproductive problems.

If you’re not sure whether your drinking water contains arsenic or not, have Haferman Water Conditioning perform a free estimate and analysis of your water. Click Here to Request a Free Analysis and Estimate.

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