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GENERAL INFORMATION Barium is a lustrous, machinable metal which exists in nature only in ores containing mixtures of elements. The major sources of barium in drinking water are discharge of drilling wastes; discharge from metal refineries; and erosion of ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Antimony is found naturally in the environment. The general public is exposed to low levels of it every day, primarily in food, drinking water, and air. It may be found in in the air near industries that process or release it, such as ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Virtually all food, water, air, and soil contain some aluminum. Since aluminum is so common and widespread in the environment, exposure cannot be avoided. Drinking water is not usually a significant source of aluminum exposure. HEALTH ...
Total Suspended Solids
mg/L ppm Field parameter ACTION IS OPTIONAL There is no enforceable health-based standard for Total Suspended Solids. Particles suspended by turbulent flow WEBSITE RESOURCES Ohio Department of Health- Private Water Systems Program- Water Quality ...
NTU Field parameter HEALTH ADVISORY- ACTION IS OPTIONAL Turbidity has no health effects. However, turbidity can interfere with disinfection and provide a medium for microbial growth. Turbidity may indicate the presence of disease-causing organisms. These ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Sulfate is a substance that occurs naturally in drinking water. HEALTH EFFECTS People unaccustomed to drinking water with elevated levels of sulfate can experience diarrhea and dehydration. Infants are often more sensitive to sulfate t ...
Hardness as CaCO3
GENERAL INFORMATION Hardness does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. Hard water classifications: soft 0- 17.1 part ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Potassium is a natural and essential element in plants and animals, and humans are exposed to it primarily through food. The most common source of potassium in drinking water are water softeners using potassium chloride. The use of a w ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Specific conductance (also called specific conductivity or just conductivity) is a measure of the ability of water to conduct an electrical current. Specific conductance is an important water-quality measurement because it gives a good ...