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If your water tastes metallic, stains your laundry and smells like rotten eggs, you could have an iron problem. Although the water is safe to drink for most people, the side effects of running iron-contaminated water in your home are inconvenient.
Iron is especially common in water that comes from wells. Ferric iron (rust) requires mechanical sediment water filters, while ferrous must be removed by specialized iron water filters. Iron filters also often filter for hydrogen sulfide, manganese and other contaminants, but if you're concerned about chlorine you may have to look for a different filter.