General Parameters for Water Testing
Water covers approximately 60% of our human body, therefore, it is vital for us to have a better glimpse on how water testing works. In this article, we will debunk the commonly used parameters for water testing that are critical for water safety.
Chloride is generally present in both fresh and salt water. According to CDC guidelines, chlorine levels up to 4 mg/L or 4 parts per million (ppm) are considered safe in drinking water. The test may be carried out with the chlorine test strips, test kits or an electronic / digital chlorine tester.
Fluoride plays an important role in preventing tooth decay in human body. As such, CDC recommends a level of up to 0.7 mg of fluoride per liter of drinking water.
c) Nitrate and Phosphate
Both elements are essential elements for all living organisms and are used in DNA and chemical processes in human body. However, extreme high concentration of nitrate in the water will lead to bluish skin, excess heart rate, dizziness and fatigue; while a high concentration of phosphate may indicate fish kills and this could harm other aquatic organisms.
d) Inorganic salts
This parameter is used to measure the acidity of water. As general rule of thumb, the water is considered safe for drinking if the pH falls between 6.5 to 8.5.
f) Heavy Metal
Inclusive of elements such as mercury, lead, cadmium, chromium, cyanide, arsenic, copper, manganese, zinc, boron, selenium, barium, aluminium, iron and nickel.
g) Microbial pathogens
Inclusive of mold, yeast, E. Coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Staphylococcus Aureus and Vibrio Cholerae.
We understand the importance of water testing to our consumers. With over 20 years of expertise in the field, our team is committed to ensure strict guidelines and compliance to local governing agencies and have obtained certifications and licenses from Ministry of Health (Year 2020), followed by the awards from KKM and MESTI (Year 2020).
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Author: Blue Max Water