Orlando's water 'toxic secret', should i worry
Simply yes, our need for clean, safe water is as fundamental as life itself, yet, recently, the investigation report issued by Orlando Sentimental shows that drinking water has been tested and discovered that there have been increasing levels of 1,4-dioxane levels in the Sanford, Lake Mary, and Seminole County areas, which increase worry among the residents.
But what is 1,4-Dioxane??
1,4-Dioxane is a synthetic chemical used in a bunch of everyday products, ranging from detergents and cosmetics to certain foods. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified this substance as a probable human carcinogen, making its presence in drinking water a growing public health concern. Yet with recent testing, 1,4-dioxane levels have seen a spike in the past couple days in the Orlando, Florida areas, targeting mostly the Lake Mary, Sanford and Seminole County, which can cause major health risk concerns as it affected nearly all the areas in these zones.
How do i know if dioxane is in my tap water?
Well, you can’t… unless you have the equipment (unfortunately, it cannot be done with a home kit). It’s an odorless, tasteless, and invisible compound that requires professional laboratory testing for detection. If you have reasons to believe that your water might contain 1,4-dioxane in Seminole County, send your water sample to the certified lab and give us a call at
The big problem... It is not easily removable
When it comes to fighting 1,4-dioxane, traditional water treatment methods fall short. Most at home water filtration equipment hardly lower the 1,4-dioxane. Nevertheless, don not give up all hope. There are three methods to be able to battle the 1,4 dioxane level.
One prominent study published in Water Science & Technology showed that filtration systems containing granular activated carbon (GAC) can reduce 1,4-dioxane levels by approximately 50 percent, and combining GAC and reverse osmosis can achieve reduction rates up to 96 percent, Read the updated news.
Advanced oxidation processes, which use peroxide and Ultraviolet light (UV) or ozone, have been shown to destroy 1,4 Dioxane. Chlorination has also been found to be effective for the removal of 1,4 Dioxane.
Reverse Osmosis is probably one of the best methods to remove 1,4-Dioxane from your drinking water. Your under-the-sink reverse osmosis system can remove the harmful levels of 1,4-Dioxane from your drinking water supply.
In some areas, you have to use a prolonged activated carbon filter downstream of the reverse osmosis treatment system to eradicate 1,4-Dioxane from your drinking water supply.
Under-the-sink reverse osmosis system removes more than 0.35 ug/L 1,4-Dioxane from your drinking water supply. You can have different levels of 1,4-Dioxane at your home. Do not worry. Under-the-sink reverse osmosis system removes the harmful levels of 1,4-Dioxane from your drinking water supply.
What is the next step?
Don’t risk it for you or your household, here at SmartWatertt we have all the equipment to test your home, evaluate the best technologies, and provide the best solution for your house at a very affordable price, and can even offer financial option, to ensure the safety of you and your household as soon as possible.