Uranium Removal with Kinetico
Uranium is naturally occurring and is found throughout the Northwest. Uranium is abundant enough in the Northwest that it has been commercially mined in the past. Uranium finds its way into your drinking water when groundwater or rainwater dissolves minerals and deposits that contain uranium. Private well owners are more susceptible to having their water contaminated with an unsafe amount f uranium. However, if your water is supplied via a municipal organization there is still a possibility of your water containing a high amount of uranium. If you are worried about uranium in your drinking water, learn about uranium removal with Kinetico water filters for residential and commercial drinking water.
What are the health effects of uranium?
Information available to date suggests that uranium is not dangerous unless consumed orally in air, food, or water. When uranium is consumed, negative health issues range from kidney problems to respiratory dysfunction and adverse neurological effects.
It is my experience that uranium is one of the more troubling contaminants that makes its way into peoples’ water supplies, and every well should be tested for it.
We also recommend doing your own research on potential health effects of uranium and any consumable contamination.
Uranium Treatment methods
Kinetico has three uranium removal systems that are used for residential application in homes with uranium contamination.
- Whole-house ion exchange using anion resin is the most common treatment for homes with high water consumption and higher levels of uranium.
- Whole-house adsorptive media can also be used in homes with lower water consumption and low uranium concentration.
- 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, when applicable.