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> Alysoun McLaughlin Wrote:
> The EPA limits are listed in a column next to the actual levels in the
> water report I received. None of the levels were equal to or greater
> than the EPA limit, and the vast majority were a slight fraction.
> Including aluminum.
> So I'm not really concerned about health risks. I'll trust the EPA.
> Wise choice or no, I just can't live my entire life in fear of my
> However, since it was a relatively large number, in comparison to the
> other minerals in the water, I am curious about the possible effects on
> my plants. Specifically the role it might play in buffering my water.
> Any thoughts?
According to The Safe Drinking Water Act: the MCL (Maximum Contaminant
Level) for Aluminum is 0.006 mg/l. Our water come ot of the tao at 0.002
I would be more concerned with the underarm deodorant we use.
Ric Cooney, N3BRB
rcooney at bcpl_net
Aquatic Gardeners Association
Baltimore, MD USA