Dangers of Failing to Remove Arsenic and Radon from Water
Water is made up of various minerals that can help your body grow strong and healthy. But every so often, the water source can become contaminated in one way or another, causing people to become very sick. When you get radon or arsenic in water, there are several dangers that you should be aware of:
Arsenic is a metalloid that is located in the earth’s crust and is also a known carcinogen for humans. Instances of arsenic contamination are considered some of the largest mass poisonings. When arsenic enters the body, it can lead to cancer in one’s lungs, skin, bladder, liver, and kidneys. It’s been found that there are over 5,200 arsenic-related cancer cases every year.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced as radium begins to decay. It can be found in the water, soil, and rocks around and in your home, poisoning the water you use and the air that you breathe. When it comes to water, it can poison its victims as they drink a glass of water, cook with water, take a shower, wash their laundry, clean their dishes, wash their hands, and complete other activities involving the contaminated water. Similar to arsenic, it’s been known to cause various cancers in the body, including stomach cancer, lung cancer, and other internal organ cancers.
If you haven’t had your home tested for radon or arsenic in the water, contact A & B Water Consultants as soon as possible. We can come to your home to test the amount of arsenic or radon in present. Then, we can use out various filters and other technology to rid your water of these toxins that could be making your household sick. Give us a call today to find out more about these services and what we can do for you.