Signs Your Drinking Water Contains Heavy Metals
Water containing heavy metals is both a natural and a man-made occurrence. Industrial bi-products containing toxic components – including heavy metals – manage to leech into our waterways with enough factors in place.
At the same time, geological formations may give off levels of arsenic, which can seep into groundwater. Whether by man or nature, heavy metals in your drinking water can negatively impact your health.
Here are the tell-tale signs that your drinking water has heavy metal contamination.!
The Good Metals
Believe it or not, there are some metals found in water that your body needs! Copper, iron, manganese, and zinc can all be found in drinking water. These minerals are vital to the body, assisting in the functioning of your circulatory, reproductive, and respiratory systems.
Test For Heavy Metals
If you have any inclination your water may contain harmful heavy metals, it’s best to get your water tested right away.
Hands Feeling Slimy After Washing
When you wash your hands with soap and feel a thin film of slime afterward, your water is considered “hard.”
When water is “hard,” it contains high amounts of calcium and magnesium. In most cases, this water is relatively safe to drink. However, having hard water is a sign it may contain other heavy metals that pose a threat to your health.
Sinks and shower drains with rust circles are also signs of hard water.
If your faucet spits out brown, yellow, or orange water, it most likely contains dangerous chemicals and metals. Water with this color tinge often has high amounts of iron, manganese, and copper.
While you may need those minerals, this kind of color may contain a cancer-causing chemical called chromium-6 and the highly poisonous heavy metal iron.
Water Smells Fishy
Your water smelling fishy is a strong sign that it contains high amounts of barium. Barium occurs naturally. However, the way it’s introduced to drinking water is not.
Drilling our manufacturing near waterways helps introduce barium to drinking water. Barium can cause increased blood pressure, heart damage, liver damage, and kidney damage.
Contact Croix Crystal Water Treatment for Better, Healthier Water
If your home contains hard water or any other heavy metals. Croix Crystal Water Treatment is here to help! We offer solutions to contaminated water, including water softeners, water filtration systems, and water delivery.
Request a free quote online or give us a call at 715-386-8667 today!