Contaminants are any form of foreign substance, which is mixed into water. Some contaminants are benign, however, some can pose serious health risks to you, your family, or animals. These harmful substances can take several forms including physical, chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants. Some of these contaminants are naturally occurring (radon, uranium, and arsenic) while others are the byproducts of land use (fertilizers, pesticides, sewage, or industrial waste). The result can be life long ailments.
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