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Aren’t You Glad you’re (Not) Drinking Arsenic?

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Arsenic... we've all heard of it, and IT has a reputation. As an odorless, tasteless semi-metal element and natural component of the earth's crust, it is widely distributed throughout the environment (in the air, water and land) and unfortunately contaminates groundwater. Arsenic has been appearing in the media recently, not only because of the findings in rice products but also drinking water.  

In recent years, the government has taken measures to reduce the amount of arsenic in our drinking water. In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put a cap on the maximum concentration in drinking water allowed at 10 parts per billion (ppb). However, this does not hold true for those who have private wells.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the most conservative estimates indicate that more than 34 million Americans are drinking tap water supplied by systems containing levels of arsenic that were higher than those levels recommended by the EPA.

Not sure if you have arsenic in your drinking water at home? Contact your local Culligan Man today and let him take the steps to ensure your water is safe. Once he analyzes your water and identifies whether or not arsenic is present, he can provide a recommendation on the best household water treatment solution for you. After all, who wants to be fearful of drinking water… something so essential to our well-being?


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