Arsenic in Water
Arsenic water contamination is dangerous for a variety of reasons. This chemical is odorless and tasteless. It’s also a human carcinogen and can kill you.
So how does it get into your water in the first place? Arsenic appears naturally in soil, air, and plants and animals. It’s also used in metals, drugs, semiconductors and cleaning products. However, most industrial arsenic is found in wood preservative.
When these materials find themselves in or near a water reserve, it’s likely that the arsenic will contaminate the source. They are being closely managed at water treatment centers. This isn’t always the case for individuals who receive water from a private well.