Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

TDS is directly related to the purity and the quality of water.

NORDIC Glacial Water has one of the lowest TDS levels, at 55mg/L, of any water in the world.

Total Dissolved Solids or (TDS) are the total amount of mobile charged ions, including minerals, salts or metals dissolved in a given volume of water. Total Dissolved Solids are directly related to the purity of water and the quality of water purification systems and affects everything that consumes, lives in, or uses water, whether organic or inorganic, whether for better or for worse. So the more TDS in your water the worse for your health.

Why Should You Measure the TDS Level in Your Water?

The Environmental Protection Agency advises a maximum contamination level (MCL) of 500mg/liter (500 parts per million (ppm)) for TDS. Numerous water supplies exceed this level. When TDS levels exceed 1000mg/L it is generally considered unfit for human consumption.

A high level of TDS is an indicator of potential concerns, and warrants further investigation. Most often, high levels of TDS are caused by the presence of potassium, chlorides and sodium. These ions have little or no short-term effects, but toxic ions (lead arsenic, cadmium, nitrate and others) may also be dissolved in the water.

Nordic Glacial Water has amazingly low levels of these potentially harmful elements of potassium, chlorides and sodium making this water the cleanest on the market.