Potassium Water Test
Potassium levels can become elevated in drinking water if water treatment or water softener systems use potassium in their processing. While small amounts of potassium are necessary, too much in your water can be harmful, especially for a person with kidney damage.
Is Potassium in My Water Harmful?
Elevated levels of potassium are not normally harmful for people with healthy kidneys because kidneys eliminate the surplus. If a person has impaired kidney function, they may accumulate too much potassium and suffer from nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath, vomiting and even heart failure. Some water softeners use potassium instead of salt, which means higher levels of potassium in drinking water.
How Much Does a Potassium Water Test Cost?
This test measures the amount of potassium in your household water for $30.