The professionals with Aquarius Water Conditioning have over three decades of experience removing arsenic from well water in Wisconsin. We know precisely what must be done to ensure you and your family stay safe. The following is some information on why arsenic is so dangerous and how to get rid of it once and for all.
The Risks of Arsenic in Your Water
Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally. It can be found in soil, water, and rocks. While it’s not typically harmful in small quantities, long-term exposure to high levels of arsenic in well water can have serious health consequences.
Arsenic is particularly dangerous because it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. This means you may not even be aware that it is in your water, and you could expose yourself and your family to harmful levels without realizing it.
Here are some of the potential health risks associated with arsenic.
Increased Risk of Cancer
Studies have shown that long-term exposure to high levels of arsenic in drinking water can increase the risk of several types of cancer, including skin, bladder, and lung cancer. The risk is exceptionally high for people who have been exposed to high levels of arsenic over many years.
Exposure to high levels of arsenic in drinking water can also cause skin lesions. These dark spots or growths on the skin can be painful and unsightly. In severe cases, they can lead to skin cancer.
Long-term exposure to high levels of arsenic has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This is because arsenic can cause damage to the cells that line the blood vessels, leading to inflammation and atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
Exposure to arsenic in drinking water can also cause neurological damage. This can lead to problems with memory, concentration, and coordination, as well as tingling or numbness in the hands and feet.
Arsenic exposure has also been linked to reproductive issues in both men and women. In men, exposure to arsenic can lead to a decrease in sperm count and an increase in abnormal sperm. In women, exposure to arsenic can lead to infertility and a higher risk of miscarriage.
Exposure to high levels of arsenic in drinking water during pregnancy can also have severe consequences for the developing fetus. Studies have shown that it can lead to a higher risk of birth defects and developmental delays.
The good news is that there are ways to treat well water to remove arsenic. It’s essential to have your well water tested regularly to ensure it is free from arsenic and other harmful contaminants. A water filtration system specifically designed to remove arsenic can be installed in your home to ensure your drinking water is safe.
Removing arsenic from well water in Wisconsin is a must. Let Aquarius Water Conditioning test your water if you have a well on your property. If we detect high levels of arsenic, we can install a Kinetico water filtration system so you can enjoy safe, clean drinking water. Learn more by calling (888) 741-9025 or using our online contact form.