Health Problems And Chemicals To Watch For
The EPA recommends that people using household wells near a “coal or other mining operation” should test for “Metals, pH, and corrosion.”
You can be exposed to chemicals in bad water by breathing them in from steam in a shower, absorbing them through your skin, and drinking them. Inform your doctor if you are on well water near a mining site.
Some health effects occur after receiving low doses over a long period of time. If you think your water might be contaminated, have it tested now, and have it tested regularly, in order to document your exposure. Keep a home record of any health problems and any noticeable problems with the water.