In California, arsenic is present in almost all groundwater supplies. Because private wells are the primary source of water for rural residents of California, making sure the water is free of arsenic is important.
The Office of Environmental Health (OEH) recommends testing all new wells for arsenic and other primary metals before the water is used for drinking or cooking purposes.
Arsenic is a natural component of the earth’s crust and is widely distributed throughout the environment in the air, water and land. It is highly toxic in its inorganic form.
California residents who are using private wells (without proper filtration) are exposed to elevated levels of inorganic arsenic through drinking contaminated water, using contaminated water in food preparation and irrigation of food crops, industrial processes and eating contaminated food.
Long-term exposure to inorganic arsenic, mainly through drinking-water and food, can lead to chronic arsenic poisoning. Skin lesions and skin cancer are the most characteristic effects.
If you are a California resident and your drinking water comes from a well, you definitely want to consider having your water tested for Arsenic. We have several testing kit options for you to choose from and if your water is found to be contaminated we can also solve the problem with our one of our water filtration systems.