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quote:Originally posted by CarolynI'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right place or not. Moderators feel free to move it if it's wrong.The water in my home is gross. It's very hard and smells like sulpher. My toilets stay orange if they're not scrubbed twice a week. I had someone come out today to test it and give me an estimate on a water softner. He said I had sulpher, iron, bad ph and 4 parts hardness. I also told him that I noticed that my finger nails and cuticles had a black residue when my hands were in water and he said that was caused by the sulpher. (I've only noticed this over the last 2 months or so.) Is what he said true? Will sulpher make my fingernails have this black residue? Also, since I'm a bit fanatical about clean hands and nails, I scrub them daily with bleach. Is that going to kill me?
quote:In 1867, sulfur was discovered in underground deposits in Louisiana and Texas. The overlying layer of earth was quicksand, prohibiting ordinary mining operations. Therefore the Frasch process was utilized.Significant desposits of elemental sulfur also exist in salt domes along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and in evaporites in eastern Europe and western Asia. The sulfur in these deposits is believed to come from the action of anaerobic bacteria on sulfate minerals, especially gypsum. Such deposits are the basis for commercial production in the United States, Poland, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine.
quote:Originally posted by another_someoneI believe that sulphur can reduce blood pressure – o.k. If you have high blood pressure, but problems if you have low blood pressure.Sulphur can also effect the digestion.Chlorine can cause allergic reactions in some people, and I would imagine it could cause problems if you have an excessively acidic stomach.George
I believe that excessive iron in the body is dangerous
Quote from: another_someone on 27/10/2006 12:24:28I believe that excessive iron in the body is dangerousI think you may be referring to the genetic condition hemochromatosis.http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/hemochromatosis/
 Americans should not suffer from hemochromatosis as they do not get irony 
Quote from: ROBERT on 27/10/2006 15:52:15  Americans should not suffer from hemochromatosis as they do not get irony I just love being intellectually insulted in such a gentlemanly manner. I do hope sir, that you did bow as doing so, but be careful as an arrow may shoot you in your pompous behind. Cheers! Just kidding...hehe ;-)
My head is starting to hurt from all this "American Bashing". Carolyn
Hi Lo *giggles*..Hugs the Lo ...I can speak german.. BMW, Mercedes Benz, dachshund (they're so cute !!) ich liebe dich, Ich wünsche zum deinem smack bot-bot !!LOL I love you too offering me what a smack? LOL You are so funny Neil....hehe
CAROLYN,..what's the latest with the ' I live in a swamp and do not realise it ' water situation ?I have a spare bottle here ewe can have !!
Hi Lo *giggles*..Hugs the Lo ...I can speak german.. BMW, Mercedes Benz, dachshund (they're so cute !!) ich liebe dich, Ich wünsche zum deinem smack bot-bot !!CAROLYN,..what's the latest with the ' I live in a swamp and do not realise it ' water situation ?I have a spare bottle here ewe can have !!
Also, since I'm a bit fanatical about clean hands and nails, I scrub them daily with bleach. Is that going to kill me?
I opine that Carolyn should investigate a home water treatment system, perhaps reverse osmosis.
Hi Carolyn,just a few questions now that you seem to be safe with your 'new' water and softener-system working fine:don't you have a sort of Water Surveillance Council or similar Federal or State institution who takes care of water (and people) safety?HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAIs your problem common in the area where you live?Same stinky and colouring showers for your neighbours too?Yes, water problems are quite the norm here. There are alot of people here that have the same problems or even worse with their water. I'm sure it's because we are on the Gulf Coast.You better check again for any sleeping volcano close to your home (joke)  Arrivederci!ikod [O8)](I finally got my HAIR transplant!)http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/Yellowstone/30212265-015_large.jpg