Ingestion of impure water can be the cause of numerous illnesses such as cholera and typhoid. Very often we underestimate the need to purify water when the water does not have visible impurities, or taste and smell badly. Bacteria and viruses invisible to human eye can cause as much damage as any other kind of impurity in the water. So it is important to assure that the water you drink is healthy to be ingested. About 70% of the human body is water, and for health as well as beauty, one must drink plenty of water. This means that it is not just enough that you purify your water, but you need a purification system that is cost effective – something that you can use in your everyday life without being a drain on your purse.
The micro-organism called protozoa which usually get into water through animal excreta can cause stomach cramps and diarrhoea. But if a person without a healthy immune system ingests water polluted by protozoa, it can spread to other organs such as lungs, pancreas and eventually lead to the death of the person. From decaying leaves to dead animals, many factors can contribute to the presence of bacteria in natural water. Drinking water polluted by bacteria can give you diarrhoea, vomiting, abdominal pain and many other symptoms. One of the most common viruses found in water is Hepatitis A. It causes symptoms such as yellow skin, joint pain and fever. Chemicals in water caused by pollutants such as metals, oils and dissolved gasses can cause severe symptoms which can potentially lead to death.
Water pollution is estimated to be affecting around 1billion people just in the developing countries. One of the major concerns is the drugs found in ground water. Tests have shown traces of antibiotics, anti-convulsants and sex hormones in drinking water.This often cannot be avoided as unabsorbed medications often pass from humans through urine and into the earth. Many people choose to depend on bottled water assuming that it is a safe choice. But this poses several problems. Not all brands of bottled water is actually pure. Impurities have been found in bottled water as well. Another major concern is the packaging. By increasing the usage of plastic, you will only be contributing to further pollution. Drinking water kept in plastic containers for long can cause an array of other illnesses. Plastic bottles can make the users exposed to chemicals such as Bisphenol A and Phthales which has effects such as causing cancer, reducing sperm count, causing early puberty in girls, increasing the chances of obesity and diabetes, and can even cause behavioural problems. Using packaged water on a regular basis can be a very expensive choice.
This is why it is a good idea to invest in a water purifier. The market is rich with wide varieties of purifies in different models, capacities, colours, and using a number of filtration and purification techniques. Some of the common methods of water purification that shop bought purifiers use are Reverse Osmosis, Ultraviolet purification and Ultrafiltration. Each has its own advantages, and the sort of technique that may best suit you will depend on the kind of impurities in your water. So it is a good idea to get it tested in a lab. Purifiers can be very convenient to use, many providing running water without breaks during minor power outages. Many brands have been bringing out purifiers in aesthetically pleasing models that need not jar with the interior décor of your kitchen. They are also available in a range of prices; so you are sure to find something that you will find cost effective. Since pure water is necessary for people of all ages for both physical and mental wellbeing, water purifiers should be a priority.
Aquaneeta is the leading manufacturer of domestic reverse-osmosis(RO)+UV drinking water filtration systems in India. We are based out of the City of Cochin, Ernakulam where we custom design and build our famous Reverse Osmosis Systems.