Mercury

Where does mercury come from?

Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that can take different forms. The most common form would be organic or inorganic mercury, although it can also come as a gas.

What are the health effects of mercury?

Most concerns related to mercury are related to human consumption through food. However, well water can also have damaging levels of mercury. Long term exposure can lead to potential kidney damage and/or cancer.

treatment methods

  • Point of use Reverse Osmosis for drinking and cooking water. Kinetico RO systems will reduce levels of contaminates to well below the MCL and, in most cases, leaves contaminates undetectable. An RO faucet is added to the kitchen sink and the refrigerator if applicable.

  • Whole house absorptive specifically designed carbon is a common treatment method, although ion exchange is also an option.