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Test for Sulfate in Drinking Water

What is sulfate?

Sulfate is a compound found in nature. It occurs naturally in water in various amounts. If a high level of sulfate is in water, the water may have a bitter taste. Sulfates are also found in minerals, soil, rocks, plants and food.

What are sulfate's health effects?

Health concerns regarding sulfate in drinking water have been raised because of reports that diarrhea may be associated with the ingestion of water containing high levels of sulfate. Of particular concern are groups within the general population that may be at greater risk from the laxative effects of sulfate when they experience an abrupt change from drinking water with low sulfate concentrations to drinking water with high sulfate concentrations.


Your test kit will include sample bottles and easy to follow sample collection instructions. When testing is complete, a report will be issued identifying any problems detected with your sample.

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