Water Testing for Arsenic in
Sarasota and Bradenton
The thought of arsenic being present at any quantity in drinking water is quite alarming to the average consumer. Groundwater contaminated with arsenic has been found in 49 of the 50 states in the United States. We provide water testing for arsenic in Sarasota and Bradenton. Testing for arsenic is also available throughout our southwest Florida service area upon request.
Arsenic in Home Water Samples
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) analyzed data with regard to arsenic levels in drinking water from the faucet in homes. Of the 52 US states and territories, only 25 actually track their arsenic levels and provide data. From those 25 states, the NRDC estimated that as many as 56 million people were drinking water with arsenic at unsafe levels… and that’s ONLY from 25 states! These numbers are staggering.
According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, arsenic found in drinking water is known to cause bladder, lung, skin, kidney, and even liver cancer! The study also went on to discover that arsenic harms the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as the heart and blood vessels.
Arsenic most often is present in the environment in the form of inorganic arsenic and enters groundwater from the erosion of arsenic-containing rocks and soil. Inorganic arsenic consists of arsenic ions combined with chlorine, oxygen, and sulfur ions to form compounds known as arsenite (As+3) and arsenate (As+5). (Arsenite is the more toxic of the two forms.)
What Can I Do If I Suspect Arsenic in My Water?
The first step is to have a Certified Water Specialist from Captain Filtration come to your home and test your water. At Captain Filtration, we offer to come to your home and test your drinking water for arsenic… for FREE! We’ll also test for other contaminants such as iron, chlorine, nitrates, copper, TDS, Co2, hardness, and pH… again, all for FREE! We’ll then go over the results with you personally, and offer solutions to any problems that may arise. So what are you waiting for?