Water quality test
Water pollution is a serious problem around the world. Some say that contaminated water is the main threat causing cancer, heart diseases and lead poisoning. It is more then necessary to check the quality of your drinking water and take action if it is contaminated.
Chlorinating the water is a necessary process as it disinfects it, but over-chlorination is dangerous for your health, causing cancer. Nitrates can come from fertilizers and can also cause health problems, especially to new-born children.
Iron is a metal essential to good health, but in high levels can cause the water to taste bitter. Water can stain cloths and dishes and can also hurt your hair.
Water hardness is another problem. The hardness is given by the levels of calcium and magnesium. Hard water isn’t dangerous for your health, but it can cause damage to pipes and water fixtures and can make you pay large sums of money on repairs and maintenance.
Pesticides ingestion can damage your internal organs and can cause cancer. More than 20.000 deaths occur each year because of pesticide poisoning.
Bacteria causes severe digestive problems, fever, nausea, diarrhea and can even cause death.
It’s important to test your water once a year. To do this you can go to a local laboratory or just buy a testing kit. There are some professional water quality test, than can be bought for $10. You can test the bacteria levels, radon, iron and lead levels. Also you can see if your water is hard or not. For a more expensive kit, you can test your water for every contaminant.
Make sure that you follow the instructions from the manufacturer.