Water contaminated with heavy metals can pose a serious health threat. Heavy metals can leach into your water through older pipes and plumbing systems. They can also enter water sources from industrial processes as they seep through the ground into aquifers.
Ingesting heavy metals can have toxic effects leading to prolonged illnesses. These contaminants are not easily detected as they are odorless, tasteless, and colorless. Drinking contaminated water can lead to a build up of heavy metals in the body which may result in developmental, neurological, gastrointestinal, and reproductive damage.