Friday, May 29, 2015

Water: How Safe Is it to Drink?

If there is one thing on this planet that humans must have in order to survive, it's water. Although architects of society try to make the water supply as safe as possible, there are still various ways the water you drink from the faucet can be compromised. There is a delicate balance that needs to be maintained within the water, and you need to be aware of what you're putting into your body and those of your children.

Radon Contamination

Radon is capable of contaminating a water supply without visible evidence or smells. This element can be exceedingly dangerous to human life whether the material is drank or used in the shower. It can be fed into your clothing and used in dishwashers without you being the wiser slowly causing damage to those within the home. As this element is so dangerous to human life, radon mitigation should be something every homeowner should practice.

Chemical Dumping

Toxic chemicals of all kinds are dumped down the sewer drains on a regular basis. Although treatment plants do their best to clean the potable water supply, some chemicals may still be persistent. This is especially true of chemicals that are merely dumped on the topsoil for disposal. Over time, these chemicals seep into the ground and contaminate the water table putting communities at risk.

Regularly testing your water supply can help prevent your family from becoming exposed to such elements as radon, uranium and other volatile components. As these elements are known to cause cancer and other physical ailments, you should remain vigilant to keep yourself and the family safe by constantly monitoring the one thing that all humans need to survive - water.

5 comments:

  1. I didn't know any of this. I need to have my water tested for sure.

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  2. This is a post everyone should read. When we moved from NYC to Florida we had our water tested and it came back good but I still drink bottled because I don't like the taste of well water.

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  3. We live on an apple orchard- so we always need to have our water tested. I want to invest in a good system someday so we can drink our water safely.

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  4. We had our water tested when we first moved to this house 6 years ago. But we should do it again, thanks for the reminder.

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  5. Great info. We have ours tested and it is good.

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