[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5591″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Cadmium?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Cadmium is a soft, silvery-white metallic substance with the symbol Cd and atomic number 48. Cadmium exists in natural deposits of zinc, lead, and copper ores. It is toxic like mercury with a lower melting point than the transition metals in groups 3 through 11. It is a chemical element present in drinking water and food.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Cadmium Used for?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Since it does not corrode easily, cadmium is an excellent element used for metal plating and coating operations. The elastic metal element is an intermediate used in the production of galvanized pipes, baking enamels, machinery, batteries, plastics, pesticides, and dyes.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Is Cadmium in Drinking Water Dangerous to Human Health?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]According to studies, consuming a high amount of cadmium in drinking water may lead to various health problems, including kidney and liver problems and an increased risk of getting prostate cancer. In severe cases, the exposed individual may experience behavioral changes, hypertension, decrease immune function, and blood damage.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is the Regulated Standard for Cadmium in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The established Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for cadmium in drinking water by the EPA is 0.005 mg/L. A higher level of cadmium in water systems is a cause for concern due to the health issues associated with the contaminant.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do You Remove Cadmium from Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The recommended filtering technologies that can remove cadmium to below the MCL are ion exchange, activated carbon, and Reverse Osmosis. These water filtration techniques effectively reduce the contaminant to below the regulated standard set by the EPA. With a water filter, you can safeguard your loved ones’ health by keeping cadmium and other elements from entering your home.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar title=”List of Contaminants” sidebar_id=”cs-1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][/vc_section]