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- Well water contaminants and consumer-based treatment systems: a resource for primary care providers
- Author: Nagoda, Daniel Louis
- Date: 2008-05-15
- Program: Nursing
- Abstract: An estimated 95% of rural residents use groundwater as their household water supply for drinking and everyday use. Public policy in Montana and through most of the United States dictates no rules about well water testing, only recommends testing be done on a yearly basis. Well water can contain lead, arsenic, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), synthetic organic compounds (SOCs), nitrates, and copper and many other possible contaminants. The choice of a consumer-based water filtration system should be based on the contaminant profile of the water source. Filter types vary in design and their co...
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