I’m sure the last thing you want to hear with Covid-19 cases blowing up in the Springfield and Lake of the Ozarks area is that we have radon in our water supply. Sometimes, the truth hurts. In fact, the Environmental Working Group has detected radon in our water supply as well as several other harmful chemicals and contaminants.
What’s even worse is that we cannot see, smell or taste radon. Radon typically comes from two sources: our water supply or soil. It can be inhaled or ingested, and both can cause a number of different side effects. Now, more than ever, it is important for us to ensure our families and loved ones are safe from hazardous drinking water.
Health-Effects of Radon in Our Water Supply
The inhalation of radon (which can be caused by radon being released from the water into the air when showering) increases the risk of lung cancer. The National Research Council’s report, Risk Assessment of Radon in Drinking Water, estimates that radon in drinking water causes about 160 cancer deaths per year due to inhalation and 20 stomach cancer deaths per year due to ingestion.
Radon In Our Water Supply
Radon in our water supply typically comes from water wells that are drilled into bedrock containing radon. This could be either via public or private water supply. Dissolved radon in our water supply can escape while we are doing laundry, washing dishes or while we are showering.
Radon Detection Treatment
While simply eliminating radon from your water supply via a whole-home water treatment system can help reduce the amount of radon in your home, it may also be in your interest to check the amount of radon in your air supply as well. In fact, purchasing an in-home air purification system may not be a bad idea at all.
Some of the risks of Radon include the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent chest pain
- Frequent coughing
- Coughing up blood
- Frequent infections
If you would like to receive a hassle-free quote on either a water treatment system, an air purification system or both, feel free to give us a call today and we will schedule one of our specialists to come out to your home for a complimentary consultation!
About Aquasani in Springfield, Mo.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., and at Lake of the Ozarks / Osage Beach in Missouri, Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Osage Beach, Camdenton, Aurora and even Jefferson City. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air purification systems, problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices, and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or fill out the form below and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!