There is a lot of elements found in water. From metals, chemicals, and other foreign bodies. Where a lot of the particles occur naturally, some are accidental or even purposely added to the drinking water supply. Today, we at AAA Water Team, would like to take the opportunity to discuss the metals that are potentially in your water or in excess to metal in your water.
Analysis of Heavy Metals in Water
Your drinking water can be contaminated with the metals from several sources. As mentioned, it can occur naturally, or metals in groundwater supplies or from other human activities can also be the result of contamination. Typically, whether your water supply is through the city, community, or well water, it should be tested and monitored regularly for metals such as chromium, lead, copper, and nickel, among other metals. Keep in mind, privately owned wells are not tested and monitored by the water supplier, and it is up to the owner to schedule annual water quality testing if you own a well.
List of Common Metals Found in Water
Below, we would like to share ingesting some of the common metals in your drinking water can affect your health:
1) Arsenic: Found in nature, this metal is found in groundwater and it used to be utilized in several pesticides. You would need to test for this metal in water as arsenic is odorless and tasteless; which can pose a problem. Arsenic poisoning has several health effects that can include nausea, depression, fatigue, hair loss, and weight loss.
2) Aluminum: There are currently a number of studies being done on the topic, although the link between nervous disorders and aluminum toxicity has not been proven.
3) Calcium: Calcium has more positive affects on the body. Whenever the calcium is present in water, it can help prevent cardiovascular disorders in addition to osteoporosis.
4) Lead: Especially dangerous to young children, lead ingested in water can result in the long-term health effects. Such effects include brain damage and kidney problems. Short-term effects can also manifest if lead is present in your water, and they include such symptoms as stomach pain, constipation, and fatigue.
5) Magnesium: Often coinciding with water that is also rich in calcium, magnesium can be easily expelled in healthy adults from out of the body. However, those people with malfunctioning kidneys may experience confusion and muscle weakness when ingesting magnesium.
Water Testing & More in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
Metal is not the only thing that can be contaminated your water supply, no matter if it regulated by the city, or its your own well water. With the many different potential elements in your water, it is ideal that you test your water annually to ensure it is safe. AAA Water Team has all the equipment needed to accurately test water samples. Additionally, the water test can tell you if you will benefit from water purification systems and / or water softener systems. In any case, your Florida home water supply is in good hands with AAA Water Team. Our Specialists can test your water and recommend any needed water systems. If you want to take advantage of the water systems, our experts can provide efficient installation and be readily available when you need us. Call us today to schedule your water test.