MadSci Network: Environment & Ecology

Subject: Well water testing interpretation

Date: Thu Sep 18 00:04:15 2003
Posted by Paula Jo
Grade level: nonaligned School: n/a
City: Santa Rosa State/Province: CA Country: U.S.A.
Area of science: Environment & Ecology
ID: 1063861455.En

We had a water analysis done on our well water and the main concern I have 
from the results is:
Silica was 95.0 PPM
The report stated: "The silica is extremely high in this water.  A refiner 
will not remove silica."
My question is: 
Is it bad to have silica in our drinking water from a health perspective?  I 
have found sites that are touting and selling silica water:
If we need to remove it from our drinking water, what water treatment system 
would we need to use?  I think highly of the British Berkefeld ceramic 
filters, but don't know if they will filter silica:
I can't seem to find any other sites that address silica and water.  If you 
are unable to answer my questions, would you be able to direct me to an online 
research site(s)?
Thank you for your time and attention to my questions.  
Good Day,
Paula Jo Dorrity  

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