From what I have seen so far, I can safely say that drinking water quality is something that most people do not pay much attention to. It is, however, a very important issue that requires our attention. Every year, scores of people die around the world because of lack of access to clean water. Also, millions of people get infected by diseases that spread through contaminated water. With this being the case, you should be really concerned about the quality of the water you drink, don’t you think?
Organizations like the WHO have set water quality standards which should be met by the public water supply systems all over the world. The problem, however, is that the world that we live in is unbelievably polluted. It is more polluted now than it was a few years back. How does it affect us and what kind of impact does it have on the water we drink? Allow me to tell you.
The water you get from public water supply systems is not as clean as you think. It is, contrary to what most people think, very badly contaminated. The reason is not hard to find – the method of purification employed by the municipal authorities is not good enough to get rid of the different types of contaminants found in water today. Let me explain why this is so.
The water you get is usually treated with chlorine to get rid of the harmful bacteria and viruses present in water. While chlorine is certainly effective, it does not get rid of the different types of contaminants present in water. The most common contaminants found in water include drugs, organic and inorganic compounds, heavy metals, and a number of cancer causing chemicals. Chlorination does not remove most of these things and this is the reason why the drinking water quality of tap water is considered very bad.
By drinking tap water regularly and by using it exclusively as your primary means of hydration and cleansing, you run the risk of getting a number of diseases – from amoebiasis to diarrhea or worse. So, the need of the hour is simple – a good water purification device that can get rid of these contaminants and give you clean water that meets water quality standards. Experts have found out that activated carbon is very effective at removing these types of contaminants from water.
One effective solution is to use a water purifier with activated carbon filters. It is a very good way to solve your “water” problems and thereby avoid all the above-mentioned disadvantages attached to drinking normal tap water. Remember in the final analysis you are responsible for your own health. You cannot rely on governments or other authorities to do it for you.
So, my recommendation is – make the right decision today – say no to tap water and get a good water purifier.