Studies have shown that people drinking well water with elevated levels of arsenic have higher risks of some diseases. Drinking well water with low to moderately elevated levels of arsenic over a long period of time may lead to chronic health effects, such as cancer.
Arsenic is a natural element found widely in the earth’s crust. It typically occurs in one of two chemical forms: arsenic (III) or arsenite (As+3), and arsenic (V) or arsenate (As+5). Although both types are potentially harmful to human health, arsenite (As+3) is considered more toxic than arsenate (As+5).
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Arsenic is a common element that is found in ground water. Our company has more experience in treating arsenic than any other water treatment company in Western Canada. Here is some basic info on arsenic: