Water contaminants

Combat Invisible Contaminants with Culligan: Ensuring Safe and Clean Water for Your Home

In today’s world, it’s crucial to be aware of the hidden dangers lurking in our water supply. Some of the most harmful contaminants are completely invisible, with no taste, smell, or appearance. Others may be more obvious, making your water unpleasant to drink or use for everyday tasks like cooking and bathing. Contaminants can enter your water from various sources, including private wells, underground pipes, or even your local municipal water source.

Understanding Common Water Contaminants

Arsenic

This toxic substance can enter the water supply naturally through bedrock or as an industrial byproduct. Long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water has been linked to serious health issues, including an increased risk of cancer. It’s essential to ensure your water is free from this harmful contaminant.

Lead

Lead can seep into the water supply through lead pipes, solder, and fixtures commonly used in the United States. Even low levels of lead exposure can have severe health consequences, especially for children. From stomach pain to brain damage, the risks associated with lead contamination are significant and should be addressed promptly.

PFOA and PFOS

These artificial chemicals were once widely used in industrial and consumer products before being phased out in 2000. However, their presence still lingers in the environment and can contaminate drinking water supplies, especially near manufacturing sites. Exposure to PFOA and PFOS has been linked to various health issues, including developmental effects, cancer, liver damage, immune disorders, and thyroid imbalance.

Chlorine

While municipalities use chlorine to disinfect the water supply, its taste and smell can be unappealing. Moreover, chlorine can have drying effects on your skin and hair. Filtering out chlorine before using your water can eliminate these harmful and annoying effects.

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that enters water through the ground, often as a result of rain soaking into the soil and running through sand and rocks. While not a direct health hazard, magnesium can cause hard water, leading to issues like pipe buildup, decreased appliance lifespan, increased soap usage, and skin problems.

Radon

Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that forms due to the decay of uranium in the bedrock. Prolonged exposure to radon can increase the risk of cancer. It dissolves into groundwater and can be released into the air when using water in your home or office.

Turbidity

Raw water can contain impurities that cause turbidity, giving it a cloudy appearance or a milky color. Tiny particles, such as clay, can hang in suspension and affect the quality of your water. Ensuring your water is clear and free from impurities is important for your overall well-being.

Nitrates

Nitrates are essential for plant growth and are commonly found in fertilizers. However, excessive use of fertilizers can cause nitrates to contaminate groundwater. This can pose health risks, particularly for infants and pregnant women. Monitoring and reducing nitrate levels in your water are essential for your family’s safety.

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