While certain water contaminants, like iron, sulfur, and total dissolved solids, are easy to spot by residue, odor, and discolored water, other potentially harmful contaminants, like arsenic and lead, can go undetected by the senses.
Learn more about common water contaminants, find out how a lab-certified water test can detect these water contaminants, and see how your WaterSparks Water Expert can identify a solution to target and treat your water.
Arsenic in Water
Arsenic is one of the more dangerous water contaminants because it is both odorless and tasteless, becoming more toxic over time. Although it can be hard to detect, there are some factors that can help you determine if your water might be at risk for contamination.
Levels of lead in drinking water and tap systems can often pass unnoticed, as it is virtually undetectable to the senses. If you suspect your water is contaminated with lead, start using bottled water for drinking and cooking.
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in Water
Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) are fluorinated organic chemicals that have leached into water supplies. These Perfluorochemicals (PFC’s) are hazardous to the environment and are concerning for our health. Your WaterSparks Water Expert can test for the presence of these PFC’s in your drinking water.
The telltale sign of sulfur in water is that unpleasant rotten-egg smell. If that’s not enough, its presence can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, which can lead to problems with plumbing and appliances that can eventually corrode pipes and fixtures.
Total dissolved solids exist in water naturally after it filters through bedrock and soil. Although a certain amount in water is normal, problems start when levels of TDS increase beyond what would accumulate naturally.
Suitable for all Domestic RO purifiers , With water TDS (Total Dissolved Salts @ not more than 2000ppm (PPM – Parts per Million) Note – Different brands have different TDS limits but all membranes listed below will have same flow rate of 12 – 15 LPH ( Litres per hour) .