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Why should I test my Connecticut Water for high levels of Arsenic? Arsenic is a metal-like substance found in small amounts in nature. Elevated levels of arsenic can be found naturally in groundwater in some areas of Connecticut. Arsenic in groundwater also may be the result of contamination caused by hazardous waste or industries that make or use arsenic. Drinking water containing high levels of arsenic may cause health problems.

Arsenic in water has no color or odor, even when present at elevated levels. Therefore, the only way to determine the arsenic level in your well water is by testing. Arsenic in groundwater can enter the body by drinking the water or by eating food cooked in the water. Arsenic does not evaporate into the air and is not easily absorbed through the skin.

Arsenic in Water Testing ConnecticutHow can arsenic in my private well effect my health?

Health effects caused by arsenic depend on a variety of things. These include the type and amount of arsenic that has entered the body, how long you have been exposed to arsenic, and how the body responds to arsenic. Unborn babies, young children, people with long-term illnesses and elderly people are at greatest risk when exposed to arsenic in Connecticut.

Studies in the United States have not clearly proved that health problems result from drinking water with arsenic levels similar to those naturally found in groundwater in some Connecticut wells. Studies in other countries have shown that drinking water containing elevated levels of arsenic can cause the following health effects:

  • Thickening and discoloration of the skin. Sometimes these changes can lead to skin cancer, which may be curable if discovered early.
  • Digestive problems such as stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Numbness in the hands and feet.

Many of these health effects are often seen with other common illnesses, so detecting arsenic poisoning can be difficult.
If you or your family members are concerned about health problems you believe to be related to arsenic in your Connecticut water, you should consult your physician and have your well water tested.

How can I reduce my exposure to arsenic if it is found to be high in my CT water?

If elevated levels of arsenic are found in your well, it is recommended that you stop using your well water for drinking and preparing food. Bottled water can serve as an alternative for these purposes. You can continue to use your well water for bathing and washing clothes.

How do I know if I’ve been exposed to arsenic?

If you think you have been exposed to arsenic, you should consult your doctor. Arsenic can be measured in blood, urine, hair, or nails. Of these, a urine test is the simplest way to tell if you are being exposed to arsenic at levels of concern. Hair and nail tests can show if you have been exposed to arsenic in the past.

It is recommedned that private wells in Connecticut be tested at least annually for potential acute contaminants such as bacteria and nitrates and every 3 years for chronic contaminants including arsenic, radon, lead and copper. If any parameter is found to be above the recommended levels, a confirmation sample should be collected before making any decisions regarding water treatment.

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