Frequently Asked Question
Why is there Uranium in my water?
Uranium is a natural element of the earth’s crust found in some parts of New England. 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, thus why we have quite a bit of uranium in the drinking water here in New Hampshire.
What are the dangers of having Uranium in my water?
Uranium in drinking water has been linked to kidney damage, cancers and other health concerns. Kidney injury is the most sensitive endpoint for uranium, which means that the kidney is the organ that is most susceptible to the effects of uranium. Most uranium from drinking water is eliminated from the body. However, a small amount is absorbed and carried through the bloodstream. Once in the bloodstream, the uranium compounds are filtered by the kidneys, where they can cause damage to the kidney cells.