This is a graphic of the periodic element Arsenic. It can lead to cancer if drank in large quantities.


As a naturally occurring chemical compound, arsenic is found in most bodies of natural water in the form of salt. Though this is typically found in very small concentrations in nature, this compound is also a byproduct of industrial and agricultural pollution. Continually drinking water that contains arsenic can have a severe impact to a person’s health, especially to the cardiovascular system. Arsenic exposure has even been demonstrated to lead to cancer if large enough quantities are taken for a prolonged period of time.

Solutions to Remove Arsenic

The best way to remove arsenic from your water supply is to have Carroll Water install a whole home water treatment system and conditioner, as well as a point of use reverse osmosis system.

Want to know what is in your water?

If you want to check to see if you have arsenic in your water or would like to have your water tested contaminants, request a free water test below or contact a water treatment specialist here at Carroll Water.

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Water-Related Diseases: Arsenicosis – World Health Organization
Basic Information about Arsenic in Drinking Water – Environmental Protection Agency – 9/17/13
Arsenic in Drinking Water – Natural Resource Defense Council – 2/12/09
Radium and Your Drinking Water – The Department of the Environment, State of Maryland – 7/9/15
Basic Information about the Radionuclides Rule – Environmental Protection Agency – 3/6/12
MTBE – American Cancer Society – 7/17/14
Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE) – Environmental Protection Agency – 11/15/14