Most heavy metals in our water supply cannot be detected by sight, smell or taste. The only way to detect the presence of heavy metals is through a water test
Can heavy metals be removed from the supply?
Modern technology can remove most heavy metals from our water supply. A standard under bench filter for example removes a huge range of metals commonly found in your water. However before we any filtration solutions can be made, we recommend Water Testing.
What are the negative health effects from heavy metals?
Heavy metals are dangerous because they tend to bioaccumulate. Bioaccumulation means an increase in the concentration of a chemical in a biological organism over time, compared to the chemical's concentration in the environment. Compounds accumulate in living things any time they are taken up and stored faster than they are broken down (metabolized) or excreted.
Heavy metals can enter a water supply by industrial and consumer waste, or even from acidic rain breaking down soils and releasing heavy metals into streams, lakes, rivers, and groundwater.
Heavy metal toxicity can result in damaged or reduced mental and central nervous function, lower energy levels, and damage to blood composition, lungs, kidneys, liver, and other vital organs. Long-term exposure may result in slowly progressing physical, muscular, and neurological degenerative processes that mimic Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis.
Common Health Effects from Metal Types
*Behavioral problems *High blood pressure, anemia *Kidney damage *Memory and learning difficulties *Miscarriage, decreased sperm production *Reduced IQ
*Blindness and deafness brain damage *Digestive problems *Kidney damage *Lack of coordination *Mental retardation
*Breathing problems *Death if exposed to high levels *Decreased intelligence *Known human carcinogen: lung and skin cancer *Nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting *Peripheral nervous system problems
What metals are in our water?
How do we remove heavy metals?
KDF, GAC, Cholra Guard, Carbon Treatment
Unlike carbon filters, the KDF technology increases the range and effectiveness of treatment, while creating an environment which will not support bacterial growth. KDF the name for high purity copper and zinc granules. In solution, these two metals interact to create a slight electrical charge. The resulting ionization and oxidation/reduction processes modify the structure of heavy metals and other contaminants.
KDF media is a major advancement in water treatment technology that works on the electro-chemical and spontaneous-oxidation-reduction (redox) principles. Chlorine is instantaneously and almost inexhaustibly oxidized. Iron and hydrogen sulphide are oxidized into insoluble matter and attach to the surface of the media.
Heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and aluminium are removed from the water by the electrochemical process. Arsenic and radon are reduced. Metals are attracted to the surface of the media, much like a magnet. The media also inhibits bacteria growth throughout the entire unit and in fact, has been shown to reduce it up to 90%
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