Here are 3 reasons why you need to install a well water filtration system Manganese, Arsenic, and Uranium.
Having a proper filtration system will prevent certain contaminants from entering your home. Manganese is often be found in well water. Though it is found in many foods we consume and is actually essential for the body, However, Manganese Toxicity occurs if a person is overly exposed to it. This can cause loss of appetite, reproductive issues, and anemia. Other effects of Manganese Toxicity include hallucinations, tremors, facial muscle spasms, mood changes such as irritability and aggressiveness.
Arsenic is a chemical element that is also found in well water and is known to cause symptoms such as drowsiness, headaches, confusion, and excessive diarrhea. In severe cases of arsenic poisoning, people have experienced symptoms such as blood in the urine, cramping muscles, hair loss, vomiting, excessive sweating, and convulsions. Arsenic poisoning can affect the liver, skin, lungs, and kidneys. Long term effects include cancer, liver disease, and digestive difficulties. According to the CDC, “People are most likely exposed to inorganic arsenic through drinking water. This is especially true in areas with water sources that naturally have higher levels of inorganic arsenic.“ If the CDC recognizes there is arsenic in well water, then that should be enough motivation for anyone to filter their water.
Believe it or not, Uranium is one of the most common elements found on the earth’s crust. It is 40 times more common than silver and 500 times more common than gold. It is in rock, soil, rivers, and oceans. Though it’s a naturally occurring element, it does have health risks associated with it especially if its ingested through drinking water. Well water is highly susceptible to uranium contamination. Unfortunately, there are many who use untreated well water for years, and due to the long term exposure, the risks of getting cancer or other kidney-related ailments are elevated.
A proper well water filtration system will be able to eliminate the three contaminates mentioned above as well as zinc, copper, radium, radionuclides, and heavy metals. Furthermore, having the right filtration system should eliminate hydrogen sulfide, which is known to cause a “rotten egg” smell. The best thing about the filtration system is the fact it will help protect families from contaminants and keep them healthy for years to come. The health benefits of having a filtration system far outweigh the investment cost of the unit.