Drinking water analysis basically recommended
A drinking water analysis is generally appropriate for all households in which tap water is used to drink or prepare food. Especially recommended is an analysis of the drinking water in the following cases:
• People with immunodeficiency
Health hazards arising from contaminated water can have serious consequences especially for immunocompromised persons. Even a low bacterial count of coliform bacteria can cause severe diarrheal diseases.
• Own well
By means of drinking water analysis, for example, it is possible to detect dangerous heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury as well as coliform bacteria in well water. In agriculturally used regions, nitrate from nitrogen fertilization can also pollute the water. Because private wells are not as tightly controlled as drinking water wells of municipal or municipal utilities, regular water analysis is particularly important here.
• Newly installed copper pipes
The vital trace elements include copper. Excessive recordings, however, can lead to health problems. Children are particularly sensitive to an excessive intake of copper. An analysis of the drinking water for the determination of copper concentrations is particularly useful if old pipelines have been rehabilitated or new copper pipes have been laid in the new building. Only with time, namely forms inside the water pipe, a protective layer, which largely prevents the release of copper.
• Old buildings
For residents of old buildings, a drinking water analysis is highly recommended. An opinion of the Lower Saxony state health department shows that lead tubes are still found in numerous home installations, although they would have to be replaced by law in old existing buildings. Especially with long periods lead can dissolve and harm especially children, especially as this heavy metal is considered one of the triggers for mental development disorders.