Nitrate: Nitrate most often appears in shallow wells and water systems near agricultural production. Nitrate has a number of harmful effects on the human body including 'blue baby syndrome'.
Barium: Associated with oil & gas operations and commonly found in wells.
Fluoride: Many customers are concerned about the fluoride water systems add to US drinking water for dental hygiene. In the right amounts it can protect our teeth, too much can be harmful. Many don't know that fluoride can also come from industrial contamination.
Iron, Nickel, Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Sulfate, and Zinc: Elements found in drinking water that cause foul taste and can be problematic at high concentrations. More than 18% of Americans are allergic to nickel, many of whom don’t know it.
Aluminum, Antimony, Beryllium, Boron, Lithium, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Selenium, Silver, Thallium, Titanium, Tin, Vanadium: Other contaminants that are not often found in drinking water but are easily tested together with the others above.
Well Water Source adds Bacteria, Silica, and Tannin
Testing for chlorine and chloramine at home
The easiest way to test your chlorine levels is at home. Chlorine evaporates quickly and measuring it in the lab requires expensive shipping and refrigeration. In order to provide a cost-effective measurement of your home's chlorine levels, your package includes a chlorine test strip. The strip we send you will show Total Chlorine and Free Chlorine in your water, from which the presence of Chloramine can also be derived.