The higher the turbidity the higher the health risks including gastrointestinal disease, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. People that are immunocompromised are at higher health risks because contaminants like viruses or bacteria can become attached to the suspended solids. Turbidity causes water to become cloudy and can be caused by clay, silt, very tiny inorganic and organic matter, algae, dissolved colored organic compounds, plankton and other microscopic organisms. Your public drinking water is treated with chlorine which poses other health risks. If you have a well you can eliminate both problems with a water purification system. Safe levels should be no greater than .5 but I wouldn’t drink water with levels over .001. You can get a reverse osmosis for drinking water that is levels at .001. You will taste the difference. You can visually see the suspended solids during a free water test in your home. Call today to set it up.