[vc_section][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”5435″ img_size=”full”][vc_custom_heading text=”What is Diquat?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Diquat is the International Organization for Standardization or ISO for 6,7-dihydrodipyrido [1,2-a:2′,1′-c]pyrazinediium dibromide. The chemical is a colorless solid used as a nonselective herbicide for the control of weed and unwanted plants.

The chemical is a herbicide formulated as an aqueous solution. It is also a compound product combined with another herbicide to control weeds on several food crops, including rice and potato. Diquat is also a common herbicide used to control weeds on private and public lawns, and ornamental plants.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Is Diquat Harmful to Humans?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]Experts consider diquat as moderate toxic and fatal to humans if consumed in larger doses or levels. Contaminated drinking water may cause several health issues, including damage to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, kidney, lungs, and brain.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”What is the Regulated Standard for Diquat in Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates an MCL of 0.02 mg/L for diquat in drinking water. Excess levels of the contaminant in tap water may result in the abovementioned health issues. Since diquat is toxic when ingested, it’s vital to filter your water before you use it for cooking and drinking purposes.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”How Do You Remove Diquat from Drinking Water?” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left”][vc_column_text]One of the most effective filter media to use to remove diquat to below the regulated standard is granulated activated carbon. The filter media is also one of the more popular and commonly used in most filtration systems today. With a good water filter system, you can safeguard the health of your loved ones. If you believe your water supply contains diquat or other contaminants, don’t hesitate to invest in a water filtration unit.[/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]