Optional cartridge provides  PROTECTION AGAINST  ARSENIC in your home
  “Arsenic and Old Lace...”  April 2012

...is a play by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, written in 1939, better known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.  However, in this analogy "Old Lace" is not a couple of loveable old Aunts, but the Municipal Water of La Paz.
    Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a problem that affect hundreds of millions of people across the world and is found in virtually all of the groundwater in B.C.S. at levels that are reported to be between 3 and 5 times the recommended, but largely unregulated, safety levels as advocated in Mexico.  These largely unregulated levels are twice as high as the regulated levels of the USEPA and the WHO.
    There has recently been a series of local media press articles about the concern of the level and prevalence of Arsenic in local groundwater supplies which is being linked to a significant and substantial increase in locally reported cases of Cancer. However, both the consumption of "potable drinking water" with elevated Arsenic levels and other concerns that Arsenic can be adsorbed through the skin when bathing or having a shower, and a linkage with these high instances of Cancer in La Paz, have not yet been authoratively confirmed. In fact, there is no authorative medical proof or evidence that Arsenic can be adsobed through the skin and into major organs, although some "self-proclaimed experts" believe that this is the case.
    La Paz based, H2O Professionales Internacionales, S.A. de C.V. ("H2O") takes a middle-of-the-road stance:  on the one hand, the USEPA and WHO Arsenic Standards are there for a reason, while on the other hand, authorative and conclusive medical evidence is not currently forthcoming.
    Cost-effective solutions for Arsenic removal are really difficult to find, but following over two years of research and due diligence, the water treatment and conditioning experts at "H2O", together with their US-based Technical Directors, are pleased to announce that they have recently added two new products to their prestigious and proprietary "Blue Angel" range of whole-house and under-sink systems that will specifically deal with this Arsenic problem in La Paz "potable" wáter.
    For their clients who may prefer to be "concerned now, rather than sorry later", the under-sink system vastly reduces local Arsenic levels to well below the level recommended by the USEPA and the WHO. This stand-alone system fully addresses the Arsenic concerns in their clients’ consumption of drinking water and water used for cooking, washing salads, fruit and vegetables, and water for their ice makers.
    Dependent upon which medical advice you choose to read and believe for Arsenic absoption through the skin – and "H2O" stresses this is still very much a "potential" concern – a new optional cartridge can be added to their existing "Blue Angel" Whole-house system to provide complete protection throughout the home.

For further information contact Chris or Alicia Salter:  English cell (612 157 7695) or Spanish cell (612 157 7713) or visit their new showroom at 430 Modero (next to the Buffallo Grill restaurant) between Hidalgo and Constitucion.

Technical Details:
Arsenic is a chemical element with the symbol As, atomic number 33 and relative atomic mass 74.92 and occurs in many minerals, usually in conjunction with sulfur and metals, and also as a pure elemental crystal. It can exist in various allotropes, although only the grey form has important use in industry where Arsenic has many industrial and agricultural applications. 
    Arsenic is notoriously poisonous to multi-cellular life, although a few species of bacteria are able to use arsenic compounds as respiratory metabolites.

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