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What is the effect of uranium in drinking water

What is uranium? Uranium is a naturally-occurring element commonly found in soil and rocks. The concentration of uranium in water is typically very small, but varies from region to region; depending on the type of minerals in the soil and bedrock. For example, in granite bedrock, the average concentration tends to be higher. How does […]

perfluorinated compounds in drinking water is a concern

What are PFCs? The presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in source waters and drinking water is of growing concern to water professionals. This group of organic compounds, used for industrial and consumer applications such as nonstick coatings and firefighting foams, has potential health implications for humans and wildlife. PFCs are persistent in the environment and highly soluble […]

Drinking Water purification methods

Water treatment can be defined as any procedure or method used to alter the chemical composition or natural “behavior” of a water supply. Water supplies are classified as either surface water or groundwater. The majority of public or municipal water comes from surface water such as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs. The majority of private water […]

Trihalomethanes (THM) in drinking water

Trihalomethanes (THM) are a group of four chemicals that are formed along with other disinfection by products when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water. What are THMs? How do the various levels of government in Newfoundland and Labrador ensure […]