Updated: May 17, 2022
By NC Cooperative Extension , Daphne Pee , and Beverly Jackey

Sodium in Your Well Water: A Health Concern

Knowing the amount of sodium in your drinking water is important for your health, especially if you have high blood pressure. Sodium is an essential mineral for maintaining a healthy fluid balance and is important for brain function and muscle contractions, but consuming too much sodium can elevate your blood pressure. This publication provides guidance on sodium intake from food and drinking water.

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