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You Might Have Arsenic in Your Drinking Water — But Don’t Panic

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Did you know that there are more than 2,100 contaminants that can be found in tap water? It sounds like a lot, but don’t panic; you’re probably not going to drop dead tomorrow from drinking tap water. Humans can be pretty resilient. However, it may be a good idea to have some of the less desirable contaminants, such as arsenic, removed from your water.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency puts the maximum contaminant level for arsenic at 0.010 milligrams per liter. While water suppliers are required to keep arsenic under this limit and notify their customers if this limit is breached, those getting water from home wells will need to ask their local health department about water contaminants in the area. So, if you’re one of the 48 million people in the U.S. that uses a private or household well,

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