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Lead contamination in drinking water

It comes as no surprise that lead in drinking water can have harmful, long-term affects on one's overall health. Lead is a highly toxic substance that can produce a wide range of adverse health effects. Both adults and children can suffer from the effects of lead poisoning, but childhood lead poisoning is more prevalent. The Excalibur Water Systems Lead Removal System can take out lead content from your water supply providing safe water.

Water disinfection

Although boiling is a sure-fire way to remove pathogens (bacteria, microorganisms and the like) from your water, it changes the flavour of your water and uses a tremendous amount of energy. Alternatives include UV lights, chemical additiives like chlorine (unscented bleach) distillation, ozonation and reverse osmosis systems. UV systems are both effective and easy to use, and can be partnered with water filters which improve the quality of water by removing undesired chemicals.

Water disinfection in emergencies

In North America, we normally don't think twice about drinking the water coming out of our household faucets.  However, when there's a natural disaster (a flood, for example), that tap water may either be contaminated, or not flow at all.  If you don't have sufficient pure water on hand, you'll have to determine how to obtain clean drinking water.  When a widespread power failure combines with the natural disaster, domestic UV and

UV solutions ease groundwater health concerns

Private well owners need to test their water regularly for bacteria as well as other contaminants.

If and when contaminants are found, UV disinfection systems should always be considered as an option for groundwater pathogen removal. These cost-effective systems operate without introducing chemicals or byproducts into the water supply, yet remove cysts, bacteria and viruses.

1,4 dioxane treatment

While 1,4 dioxane is present in low concentration in many commonplace products (cosmetics and personal care products like shampoos, deodorants toothpaste), it is also a low-risk carcinogen, based on research ion rates and mice.