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Babies are extremely sensitive to contaminants since their defenses are not fully developed as are those of adults. During their first months of life, breastmilk is the best food for them, although they also drink water directly or they are exposed to it indirectly by the elaboration of the baby bottles or baby meals.

Using tap water can mean saving money significantly because you can cut costs on bottled water bills; that is why, knowing for certain what its quality is essential.

We provide you with the water analysis, CHECK BABY, which gives you accurate information about the physicochemical quality of water and about the potential presence of metals at homes where the water system has old lead pipes or a copper pipe connection.

What parameters are included in the analysis?

Ca

Calcium info

Calcium is a cation and is a determinant of water hardness.

Calcium in water comes from natural deposits of limestone, dolomite, gypsum stones and gypsum slate.
Calcium is a determinant of total water hardness. To lower calcium and calcium hardness levels, chemical softening methods can be adopted, such as reverse osmosis, electrodialisis or ion exchange.
Low calcium carbonate levels avoid metal pipe corrosion since calcium carbonate promotes the formation of protective deposits. Some hardened and resistant incrustations are made up of calcium salts which leave behind precipitations on the surfaces of heat transfer such as boilers, pipes and kitchen utensils.
The concentration of calcium in natural mineral water should not be higher than 150 mg/l.

Cu

Copper info

Metal used in building construction materials (pipes, etc.).

The primary sources of copper in drinking water are corroding pipes and hot water heaters which may lead to problems such as greenish-bluish stains around bathroom appliances and fixtures and, in some occasions, bitter taste.
The maximum level of copper in drinking water is 2 mg/l.

D

Hardness info

Water hardness is caused by the presence of dissolved minerals.

Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, both calcium and magnesium. Hard water can lead to taste problems and higher consumption of soap to produce lather.



Water hardness should be a concern since hardness greater than 20º F (200 mg/l CaCO3) may cause incrustations in water heaters, boilers, washing machines, irons, etc.



Water hardness lower than 10º F (100 mg/l CaCO3) may a have a low pH buffering capacity and, therefore, cause corrosion in pipes and materials in contact with water.

F

Fluorides info

High concentrations of fluoride in water can be detrimental to health.

Fluorine exists naturally in a considerable number of minerals, therefore, different fluoride concentrations can be found depending on the area. However, fluoride concentrations in fresh water are generally less than 1 mg/l.
Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, fights tooth decay and encourages tooth growth. However, high fluoride concentrations can produce stains on teeth, cause kidney problems and lead to calcium deficiency.
The maximum fluoride level in drinking water is 1.5 mg/l.
Concerning mineral fresh water, water is fluoridated when fluoride concentrations are higher than 1 mg/l.

NO

Nitrates info

Associated with agricultural and livestock activities.

Nitrate compounds are found naturally on earth. Most crop plants require large quantities of nitrates to sustain high yields. The source of excess nitrates in water can usually be traced to agricultural practices, livestock activities and dumping sewage water. High nitrate levels in water can cause methemoglobinemia or blue baby syndrome, a condition found especially in infants under six months.
The maximum allowable limit for nitrate concentration in drinking water is 50 mg/l.

N

Nitrites info

Nitrites can be a significant indicator to determine contamination.

The presence of nitrites in water is largely due to a lack of oxygenated water or water contaminated by sewage water or vegetable waste. Nitrites can also appear when chloramination is used for drinking water disinfection.
The maximum acceptable nitrite concentration in drinking water distribution systems is 0.5 mg/l.

Pb

Lead info

Lead is largely related to old plumbing installation systems.

Lead was commonly used in the 70’s in household plumbing materials and water service lines. Currently, its use is forbidden; however, there are many homes built before the 80’s which have lead pipes.
Lead is a extremely poisonous metal. Lead in high concentrations is believed to have adverse effects on the central nervous system, kidneys and cardiovascular system, etc.
The maximum acceptable level of lead in drinking water is 0.025 mg/L (25 µg/l). From 2014 onwards, its limit will be 0,010 mg/l (10 µg/l).

Na

Sodium info

Sodium is largely related to water salinity.

Sodium occurs naturally and it related to other salts such as chlorides, sulphates, fluorides, etc. Water softeners (descalers) may increase sodium content of the water for human consumption.
Elevated levels of sodium may result in salty water taste and may cause high blood pressure.
The maximum acceptable level of sodium in drinking water is 200 mg/l.
Natural water can be classified by the amount of sodium per liter:
- Sodium water: more than 200 mg/l

- Water for children-food preparation and low-sodium diet: up to 20 mg/l
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Alkalinity measures the presence of salts usually responsible for incrustations (carbonates, bicarbonates and hydroxides)

+ 22.00

Metal used as a coagulant in some water treatment plants

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Ammonium is a key indicator of water contamination.

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A metalloid which is a natural component of the Earth’s crust.

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Aerobic bacteria reveal the presence of microorganisms in water.

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Bicarbonates are associated with the production of incrustation on water facilities.

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Boron is a micronutrient necessary for the plants, but in high concentrations could be toxic.

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Chlorine is the most widely used disinfectant for water treatment, especially for drinking water or swimming pool water.

+ 15.00

Chlorides reveal the presence of salts in water.

+ 20.00

Clostridium perfringens indexes the presence of fecal contamination.

+ 12.00

Measurement of water color.

+ 20.00

Total coliforms are the standard by which microbiological contamination is measured.

+ 7.50

Conductivity is used to measure water salinity

+ 22.00

Chromium metal is largely related to metal fittings such as pipes.

+ 25.00

BOD5 measures the biodegradable organic pollution

+ 20.00

Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) measures the organic pollution of water.

+ 20.00

E. Coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria

+ 20.00

Microorganisms related to microbiological contamination of water

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Metal that can be associated with minerals or industrial activities.

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Phosphates are essential elements in nature.

+ 99.00

Pesticide commonly used to kill weeds (herbicide).

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Hydrocarbons or mineral oils may be present in the water.

+ 22.00

Iron is largely related to metal fittings such as pipes.

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Langelier index reports about fouling or aggressive properties of water.

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Legionella is a bacteria that may be present in water and can cause legionellosis, a lung disease caused by breathing air with water sprays.

+ 15.00

Magnesium is primarily responsible for water hardness.

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Manganese is a necessary element for life, but in high concentrations can be toxic.

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Toxic metal whose presence can be naturally or by human activity.

+ 22.00

Nickel is largely related to metal fittings and pipes..

+ 6.00

organoleptic check of odor in water.

+ 15.00

Oxidizability measures oxidizable organic matter present in water.

+ 7.50

pH is a measure of how acidic, basic or neutral water is

+ 160.00

Pesticides are substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest

+ 15.00

Potassium is present in water

+ 9.00

The redox potential (ORP) is a measure of water reduction and oxidation.

+ 22.00

Psedomonas aeruginosa is a common bacterium found in soil and water.

+ 15.00

Total dissolved solids (TDS) refers to a measure of the residual minerals dissolved in water

+ 6.00

Organoleptic analysis of taste in drinking water.

+ 15.00

Determination of dissolved silica in water

+ 15.00

Parameter measuring the suspended solids in the water

+ 15.00

Sulphates are dissolved salts

+ 12.00

Turbidity is a measure of the amount of suspended particles in water.

+ 22.00

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