A large glass of water is one of the few things that may truly satisfy you after a strenuous workout or a scorching day. You load it up at the faucet and take a sip without thinking about the potential toxins you might be consuming. Why should you, too? The agency known as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets permissible limits for particular pollutants in water and oversees public water systems. While lead in water for consumption has surely been the subject of numerous headlines, there is no possibility that such a dangerous element could be present in your valuable water source.
That's regrettably frequently not the case. According to the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC), certain water samples from community water systems that serve a total of 186 million individuals have lead levels above one part per billion. Therefore, your drinking water likely includes lead if it is provided by a public utility; this likelihood is increased if it originates from a private source of water. There is no safe degree of exposure to lead because it is hazardous to people, animals, and other types of life. That implies that even small amounts can result in fatalities and irreversible health issues. Especially at risk are youngsters, particularly fetuses, and newborns, but we should all make every effort to lower our chance of coming into contact with this dangerous neurotoxin.
How to Get Lead Out of Water for Drinking
We at Aqua Hygiene recommend that you take immediate action to remove any lead from your drinking water if you find it there. The easiest technique to get rid of lead or lower its levels in your water supply is to filter it. You must choose the best water filtering device for your needs if you want to protect yourself from lead and have peace of mind.
Reverse Osmosis Water System for Lead Removal
In order to push polluted water through a membrane that is semi-permeable, the reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment device applies great pressure. The barrier is made up of small pores that trap impurities like lead while letting clean water pass through to the opposite side. It functions similarly to a screen door, letting air enter a house while keeping out bugs, leaves, and other items that are bigger than the openings in the screen door.
Carbon Filtration System for Lead Removal
Water is treated using carbon filters using a procedure known as adsorption. These kinds of filters contain activated carbon, which has a lot of surface holes. Untreated water is passed through a carbon-based medium, which traps the impurities in its surface area's pores and let’s clean water escape.
It's crucial to keep in consideration that not every carbon-based filter can remove lead. They can only filter lead if they are approved to do so, which necessitates carbon that has been reduced in lead content or that is coupled with another filtration medium that has been approved for removing the metal. To confirm that your filter has been evaluated and approved, look for the National Sewage Foundation (NSF) accreditation or the Water Safety Association certification.
Lead Cyst Removal System
NSF/ANSI 53 certification for lead elimination is available for our Entire Household Lead & Cyst Elimination Systems. It is made to eliminate up to 99.95% of dissolved lead and particle lead from water and is nominally intended at a 0.5-micron filtration level. It does this by utilizing a specific blend of activated carbon filters and special polymers. Lead that is soluble is transparent, tasteless, and odorless. While granular lead is like a small piece of grit and needs physical filtering, it usually dissolves in drinking water and must be eliminated chemically. The filter also gets rid of cysts, PFOA/PFOS, chlorine, chloramines, and other heavy metals.
Check For Lead In Pipeline
You may test your pipelines to see if they contain lead. In this test, rusting on a pipe is softly scratched through using a penny or the flat end of a scalpel. If the scraped surface appears glossy and silver, the pipe was most likely composed of lead. It is always advisable to hire a water expert or a licensed plumber to inspect your pipes even though this test is a great technique to determine whether your home's water source is at danger of lead contamination.
A toxic metal is a lead. It moves slowly and frequently lurks in plain sight. Understanding the multiple risks associated with lead poisoning is essential because its signs and symptoms can go unnoticed. If your home was built before 1986 and you use older pipelines and fixtures, you might want to think about checking the drinking water and purifying it to get rid of impurities like lead. If there are any young kids living at home or if the woman is pregnant, this is especially crucial. Children are frequently exposed to higher levels of lead because they are far more vulnerable to its negative effects than adults.
Examining your plumbing, tile floors, bathtubs, sinks, and serving utensils can help you avoid exposure and guarantee the security of yourself and those you love. The best technique to remove or decrease lead in drinking water, though, is to filter your water.