GENERAL INFORMATION Phosphorus is commonly found in soil, rocks and plants. Phosphorus is an important fertilizer, but is also present in human and animal wastes, in sludges and in detergents. Phosphorus is relatively immobile in soil and will not reach ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Ammonia is rarely found in unpolluted surface water, but is common at low levels in well water. Water contaminated with sewage, animal wastes or fertilizer runoff may contain elevated levels of ammonia. Ammonia is very soluble in wat ...
GENERAL INFORMATION As ground water moves through bedrock or sand and gravel geologic deposits in the subsurface, it will dissolve different minerals and constituents including chloride. Chloride occurs naturally in ground water as a component of deposite ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Magnesium does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. AESTHETIC ADVISORY Calcium and magnesium are ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Calcium does not pose a health risk to humans. In fact, calcium and magnesium in your drinking water can help ensure you get the average daily requirements for these minerals in your diet. AESTHETIC ADVISORY Calcium and magnesium are c ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Benzene, a volatile organic chemical, is a clear, colorless aromatic liquid. It is highly flammable. It is formed through natural processes, such as volcanoes and forest fires. It is also formed from industrial processes. Benzene is al ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Ethylbenzene is a colorless organic liquid with a sweet, gasoline-like odor. The greatest use — more than 99 percent — of ethylbenzene is to make styrene, another organic liquid used as a building block for many plastics. It is also us ...
GENERAL INFORMATION A xylene is any of a group of very similar organic compounds. They are clear liquids with a sweet odor. The greatest use of xylenes is as a solvent which is much safer than benzene. Other uses include: in gasoline as part of the BTX co ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Toxaphene, a synthetic organic chemical, is an amber, waxy organic solid with a piney odor. Toxaphene was used as an insecticide for cotton and vegetables, and on livestock and poultry. In 1982, most of its uses were banned and in 1990 ...
GENERAL INFORMATION Simazine is an organic white solid. Simazine is used as a pre-emergence herbicide used for control of broad-leaved and grassy weeds on a variety of deep-rooted crops such as artichokes, asparagus, berry crops, broad beans, citrus, etc. ...