Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals in Water

Heavy metals such as lead and mercury can get into your water from the pipes and plumbing coming into your home. The health effects of excessive exposure to these heavy metals can be serious, especially for young children and babies. It can cause delays in physical and mental development. Also, adults may potentially be impacted by heavy metals with kidney problems and high blood pressure when exposed to levels above the EPA maximum contaminant level for extended periods of time.

ONEWATER® Faucet Filters and Heavy Metals in Water

The EPA estimates that 20% of human exposure to lead happens with their drinking water. This is why it’s so important to us, at ONEWATER, to create products that provide you and your family the clean water they deserve. ONEWATER® filters reduce many heavy metals that may be found in drinking water. In addition, ONEWATER® filters reduce up to 10x more drinking water contaminants.

Heavy metals in water and their effects on your health:

·         Lead

Lead can come from corrosion of plumbing and pipes going into your home. It also can get into the water supply through erosion of natural deposits. Exposure to lead has been linked to delays in physical or mental development in children. In adults, lead exposure may potentially cause kidney problems and high blood pressure when exposed to levels above the EPA maximum contaminant for level for extended periods of time.

·         Mercury

Mercury is a liquid metal that gets into the water from sources including natural deposits, refinery and factory discharge and landfill runoff. Exposure to excessive amounts of mercury may potentially cause kidney damage when exposed to levels above the EPA maximum contaminant for level for extended periods of time.

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