Instead of having a private well undergo water analysis all possible water problems, a more reasonable yet effective course of action is to determine the activities that happen near you and the effects it can have on your water.
Aside from some rare naturally occurring contaminants, ground water that is unspoiled by human activities are quite safe. The industrialized world, however, has left very few water sources unaffected. Industrialization has a price. The good news is that better understanding of industrial processes combined with technological advancements have slowed down, and in some cases reversed, the damage to the environment. Still, older methods continue to deal harm to the surroundings.
Chlordane is one of the remnants of the old industrial processes. The synthetic organic liquid was a popular insecticide. Its ability to kill a variety of insect and pests allowed farmers to save time, money and effort. This made it a favorite choice in the agriculture industry. This is, however, before its adverse health effects were documented.
Drinking water that has been contaminated by chlordane puts a person at risk of experiencing lever and nervous system problems. It also increases the risk of acquiring cancer. Due to its dangerous effects, its usage has been banned in countless countries. It is only permitted to be used in special situations in which there is minimal to zero chance getting into the environment.
Soil that has been contaminated with chlordane will also contaminate any water that flows through it for a long time. Fortunately, chlordane can be removed from drinking water with by a water filter system that uses granular activated carbon.