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What do i do about arsenic and floride in well water?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Toxins in water: Have it tested and discuss it with your health department. If it too much you will have to get another source of water or a a proven filtration system. Some degree of these compounds are common in certain geographical regions and not neccessarily harmful.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 35 years experience
That depends: On how much is there. Some arsenic and Fluoride is naturally present in water from erosion of natural deposits. If the arsenic level is below 10 ug/l and the Fluoride level is below 2.2 mg/l then it is not really a problem. If the values are higher then you need to install a qualified filtration system prior to drinking this water.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

What do I do about arsenic in our well water?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Test, avoid: If your water table leaches arsenic into the water in the well, you need it tested for concentration. If below levels that are a problem (doesn't need to be zero), then you are ok. If above such levels you can stop using it, or use it only for non-consumption issues, or obtain chemical filters which will remove the arsenic.

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