well water: Arsenic in Michigan Well Water - 02/10/11 12:55 PM
Michigan Well Water and Arsenic
Impurities in well water like pesticides, lead and even radon get a lot of press.
But something else may be lurking in your Michigan well water... arsenic.

What is Arsenic?
Arsenic is a naturally occuring metal, found in rocks and soil, water, air and plants. It is also odorless and tasteless.
It is also used in industry, most popularly as a wood preservative, but also in paints and dyes, certain fertilizers, as well as mining and coal burning operations.
A compound of arsenic and hydrogen or carbon is called a organic arsenic, and often … (12 comments)

well water: Reducing Radon Levels in Michigan Well Water - 12/26/10 10:25 AM
Reducing Radon Levels in Michigan Well Water
A few days ago, I wrote about radon in Michigan drinking water... specifically, well water. As promised, here is the information on reducing radon -- if you have a dangerous amount in your tested sample.

U.S. Standards and Michigan Standards
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a danger level for radon levels in a house: 4.0 pCi/L. (If this pCi/L scale doesn't make sense, please read this brief explanation to get up-to-speed.)
Unfortunately, the EPA has not issued a similar danger level for public water supplies (although standards are in the works) -- … (0 comments)

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