These chemicals are commonly referred to as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOC’s). They are very dangerous man-made chemicals like TCE, PCB, THM, PCE, benzene, insecticides, pesticides, herbicides, etc. They commonly enter the drinking water from leaking underground tanks, industrial run off, leaking landfills, toxic dumping/spills or were used in farming before they were known to be harmful. Many of these man-made toxins are odorless and tasteless and are known to cause cancer. They can be ingested from your drinking water, inhaled in the shower, or absorbed through your skin when bathing. Quality water testing laboratories can run a scan that test for the majority of toxic chemicals. As with all water treatment, removal of toxic chemicals requires training and experience to assure that proper methods and sizing calculations are being used. For more information on the Water Refiner call Advanced Water Resources at 800-732-6202.