10 Effective Arsenic Removal Techniques

Want to know the best methods to reduce arsenic in drinking water at home?

In this guide, we’ve discussed which 10 methods are best for arsenic removal.

We’ve also highlighted the methods that aren’t effective, so you know to avoid them, and listed some important considerations to make when choosing a treatment method to tackle arsenic contamination.

What is Arsenic?

Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in the earth’s crust. Natural processes in the earth, such as the weathering of rocks and minerals, as well as human activities like mining, can cause arsenic to accumulate in water, soil, and air.

Arsenic is present in two different valence number ratings: arsenic III and V. Arsenic 3, otherwise known as arsenite, is less toxic than arsenic 5, known as arsenate.

Arsenic 3 vs. Arsenic 5

There are several health concerns relating to long-term exposure to arsenic in drinking water.

Health Risks Associated With Arsenic in Drinking Water

– Bladder, lung, and kidney cancer, and skin lesions – Cardiovascular disease and diabetes – Numbness in hands and feet; paralysis in hands and feet and other parts of the body

The most common source of dissolved arsenic in groundwater is rainwater or snow seeping through the earth’s rock and soil where arsenic is naturally present.

How Does Arsenic Get Into Water?

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