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
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?