Arsenic, which is sometimes referred to as the silent killer, is an odorless, tasteless heavy metal that naturally occurs in soil and underground rock formations and can easily find its way into private wells. There is a “hot spot” of arsenic that comes from New England through North Jersey and into Pennsylvania. Lately we have seen an increase in the awareness of arsenic, which has resulted in more testing and treatment in our area. Until recently treating for arsenic was very difficult and cost prohibitive. With the recent invention of new technologies arsenic treatment is now possible. Since elevated arsenic levels have been linked to several types of cancer and since they potentially affect everyone, not just immune system compromised individuals it is a wise decision to test for arsenic, especially in areas where it is prevalent. To learn more, call Advanced Water Resources today at 800-732-6202.