Source of Copper in Water: Copper (Cu) is a natural mineral found in many rocks and geological formations. Copper compounds are used in mining, agricultural, and manufacturing processes. Pesticides are often made with some copper compound as well. Well owners who live near farms and industrial plants should test for the presence of copper in their drinking water. When copper is found in drinking water, it is often due to leaching pipes from corrosive, acidic water.
Symptoms of Copper: Copper in pool water can stain the pool liner and will often turn swimmers' hair green. All humans and animals must have a small amount of copper in their diet, through food or liquids. However, dangerously toxic levels are harmful to humans; the EPA has proposed a maximum copper water contaminant level of 1.3 mg/L for copper. Exposure to toxic levels of copper in drinking water can cause gastrointestinal discomfort and issues, damage to the liver and kidneys, and may be fatal.
Water Treatment and Filtration Solutions for Copper: Pool owners can use our handy test strips to ascertain the level of copper in their pools. The EPA advises allowing water to run for 15 seconds before drinking water contaminated with copper. However, this may not be a convenient solution for many people. Reverse Osmosis Water Systems will reduce 97-98% of copper in the water supply. For help solving your copper problem, call our water experts at 1-877-335-3339.
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