Small amounts of boron are ok, even essential for your health. High levels of boron in drinking water can lead to urinary and reproductive system problems. Some areas in Oregon, including Jackson and Josephine counties, have high concentrations of boron in the soil. …Read more »
Chlorine is a chemical commonly added to city water supplies as a disinfectant to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. While chlorine is very effective at killing these pathogens, it can also have negative effects on human health including eye and skin irritation, respiratory problems, even cancer. …Read more »
If your well water is cloudy, it be just air bubbles or it could be cause by sediment. Some types of sediment, such as lead, arsenic, algae and bacteria, can be harmful to your health. …Read more »
Known for its distinct “rotten egg” smell, high concentrations of Hydrogen Sulfide in drinking water can cause a variety of health problems: gastrointestinal problems such as nausea and vomiting; respiratory issues such as cough, sore throat and difficulty breathing; and skin problems such as irritation and dry, scaly skin. …Read more »
Clean drinking water is essential for maintaining good health. However, many Americans in rural areas who have private wells may be consuming water that is possibly contaminated with harmful microorganisms or chemicals.
To ensure that it is safe to drink, your well water should be tested regularly and treated if necessary.
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Iron is a naturally occurring element that is found in many sources, including well water. But if your faucets are clearly running rusty orange water, it isn’t just unappealing. You could be harming your health. When iron is present in high concentrations in water, it can cause a condition known as iron poisoning. …Read more »
A French study conducted conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Grenoble in France found that people living in areas with high concentrations of aluminum in the water were significantly more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than those living in areas with lower concentrations of the metal. …Read more »
Most water contains naturally occurring mineral salts, including sodium, chloride, magnesium sulfate and sodium sulfate. In the right concentration, these salts are beneficial for the body. Plus they help give water flavor. But if your drinking water tastes salty it could be a sign of too high a concentration of sodium, chloride, or sulfates.
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A sudden significant change the pH value of your drinking water could be an indication pollutants or unwanted chemicals are present. Chemicals, minerals, pollutants, soil or bedrock composition, and other contaminants can interact with water to create an imbalance, either high or low. If this happens to your water, get your tested for contaminants. Your water could be unsafe to drink. …Read more »
Many well water contaminants have no taste, odor, or color. Only a water quality test can detect them. You can protect the health and safety of your family with Top 50 Water Quality Well Water quality Test. …Read more »