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AquaOx Filters Out Mercury

Mercury is released into the water supply through the application of fertilizers and industrial wastewater disposal. Mercury released into the air through fossil fuel combustion eventually finds its way into surface water. Mercury is toxic to the brain, kidney, and lungs. The AquaOx whole house water filter can remove the harmful mercury from your water and keep your body going strong.

As a naturally occurring element, Mercury is found in the water, air, and soil. Mercury pollution is a threat to our physical health as well as to our environment. Even in small amounts, exposure to mercury contamination can have adverse effects on our health. More so, it poses a threat to the development of your child during pregnancy.  The element comes from different sources. In this article, we will discuss mercury removal from our water source.

Causes Of Mercury In Water

Most of these are caused by irresponsible handling or disposal of the element. Products that contain the chemical element must be disposed of properly to prevent air, water, and soil contamination.

In serious cases, agricultural, commercial, medical, and industrial processes without proper waste management release the chemical compound in the lakes and river. It is also released during the natural de-gassing of the earth’s crust. The combustion of fossil fuels also contributes to the release of the element to the air, water, and soil.

There are two types of mercury found in our drinking water. Organic mercury such as methyl mercury is produced by microorganisms living in surface waters. These bacterial organisms convert inorganic mercury into its organic form. Batteries release inorganic mercury through the process of oxidation. Both types of mercury are dangerous to human health.

Unlike other contaminants, the prevalence of mercury in water is at the minimum level. Although it is poisonous in any form, proper waste management or disposal of the element will prevent water pollution.

Does Mercury Mix With Water?

Since it is 5.43 times denser than water, mercury separates itself by sinking at the bottom of the container. There’s also no reaction between the two if you don’t alter the water through electrolysis.

How Do You Filter Mercury From Your Water?

There are several ways to treat mercury or remove it from your water source. Since you don’t want it in your drinking water due to its threat to human health, you have to invest in water filter systems capable of removing the contaminant before it reaches your faucets at home. Treatment methods like distillation, reverse osmosis, carbon filtering, and sub-micron filters are among the more popular and widely used approaches in addressing the water pollution. A reliable water filter system can help you avoid the health risks. Investing in a quality water filtration system can also save you money in the long run.

How Do You Detect Mercury In Your Water?

Unlike sulfur, you can’t smell or taste mercury in your drinking water. Therefore, detection may be a bit challenging. In many cases, people find out about the water contamination after they get a medical examination due to health problems caused by the chemical element. The common way to detect mercury in your drinking water is by taking a test. You can do this if you have water test kits. If you want professional help, you can hire an expert to check and test the water for you. Water suppliers conduct routine monitoring of water quality for early detection of impurities in our drinking water. They are also responsible to keep the mercury level below the MCL.

As mentioned above, drinking mercury-contaminated water or exposure to small amounts of the contaminant is dangerous to your health. According to the World Health Organization, exposure to the element can threaten your developing baby. The World Health Organization considers it as one of the top ten chemical element or groups of chemicals that pose a great threat to public health. According to medical experts, the contaminant has toxic effects on the human nervous, immune, and digestive systems. When ingested, the chemical element may damage the lungs and kidneys. Constant exposure to it can also cause health-related problems to your eyes and skin. Other health effects caused by prolonged exposure to the element are headaches, tremors, neuromuscular changes, insomnia, the poor performance of mental function, and nerve response changes. There are factors that help determine the severity of health effects caused by exposure to mercury. Among these are the type and amount of mercury ingested, route of exposure, and duration of exposure to the contaminant.

Although water suppliers keep an eye on the quality of water, contaminants sometimes find their way into our drinking water. In such cases, you should test your water source using a test kit. You will find several products that can test the water for mercury and other contaminants. A plumber can also run the test and get the result for you. If the contamination level is beyond the safe zone, address the problem right away using a filter system.

What Are The Symptoms Of Mercury Poisoning?

Mercury can harm you in many ways. If you ingest it in any amount, it may affect you physically and mentally. When brought into contact with your eyes and skin, it will have adverse effects on your health. The best thing to do when you experience mercury poisoning is to go directly to the nearest hospital.

Mercury in your aquaponics system can also be devastating to your fish, fruits, and vegetables. Since the system uses water to produce a better yield, it requires good water quality to sustain the health of the fishes. Any contaminant in the water may affect the growth, development, and health of the fishes. It will also have a negative effect on the fruits and vegetables in the aquaponics system. A good filter can eliminate contaminants in your aquaponics water. If you want the fish and plants to thrive, invest in a water filtration system. After all, the concept of an aquaponics system is to provide you with sustainable, chemical-free produce.

Mercury detection and removal is a must since we need good quality water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. At AquaOx, we know the importance of good health. Therefore, we stick to our goal of providing efficient water filter systems that meet the needs and exceeds the expectations of our clients. Call now to learn more about our amazing filter systems and how we can make your life easier and healthier!

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*NOTE: Not all water contains all contaminants discussed. No water purifying system can remove 100% of every contaminant. If you have a concern about a specific contaminant, please call us or live chat with a water expert.

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