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Arsenic and Your Well Water: Part 3 of 3

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Last post we discussed the potential health effects of arsenic exposure. This week, we will focus on how to treat an arsenic problem in your water.

Once your arsenic levels are tested, the degree of the cleanup job must be assessed.

How can you reduce high levels of arsenic in water?

If the arsenic level in your water is at or above 10 µg/L, refrain from consumption such as drinking or cooking.

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Arsenic and Your Well Water: Part 1 of 3

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Source: www.periodtable.com

Arsenic is a natural element that is commonly found in water, air, soils and plants and animals. Agricultural and industrial sources can also release arsenic into the environment.

It is can be found in two different forms:

  • Inorganic –  these inorganic compounds form from the interaction with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur, usually found in building products, industrial effluent, and in fresh water exposed to these point sources. This form is considered the more toxic form, as it has been linked with the development of certain cancers.
  • Organic – This is the much less toxic form. It  is commonly used in pesticides and found in certain organisms, particularly fish and shellfish who accumulate it in their tissues.

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