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The Dangers of Contaminated Tap Water

In a previous article, we discussed the importance of pure air for healthy living and we tough you about the benefits of air purifiers.  Today, we will talk about the importance of pure water. Despite the fact that we live in a very advanced society, we still have to deal with ancient problems, such as the lack of pure drinking water. Nowadays, we are dealing with such a high level of pollution that we can’t even trust the quality of water that comes from wells or from natural springs. As far as our tap water goes, we are well aware of the fact that it is not safe for drinking. In fact, municipal water institutions do a very good job in purifying the water which is sent towards out homes. However, that water travels through pipes which were installed decades ago. Some cities still use water pipes which were installed over 100 years ago. As you can imagine, while traveling through those pipes, water can gather numerous contaminants, and by the time it reaches our homes, it is far from pure.

How do we come in contact with water contaminants?

The most common way of coming in contact with water contaminants is by drinking tap water. Since this is a major concern for everybody, most people turn to bottled water which is indeed safer. Nevertheless, bottled water is quite expensive, and unfortunately it does not eliminate all the risks of coming in contact with water toxins. Chlorine is the most common water contaminant found in tap water. When the water is heated or agitated, the chlorine within it turns into toxic vapors which we usually inhale. This happens every time we take a shower, we relax in a hot bath, we run the dishwasher or we flush a toilet. Properly ventilating a home can diminish the risk of inhaling toxic chlorine vapors. However, water contaminants can still enter our bodies through our pores, which open up when we take a shower or a bath. Needless to say, the only effective solutions against water toxins are whole house water filter systems.

What health risks do water contaminants pose?

If you are not yet convinced about the benefits of whole house water filter systems, perhaps the following information will raise your awareness of this major problem. Short term exposure to water contaminants can not do a lot of damage to one’s health, unless the contaminants are severally dangerous chemicals. However, in the long run, even seemingly harmless contaminants can pose numerous health risks. For example, numerous microorganisms found in tap water can cause gastrointestinal illnesses, Legionnaire’s Disease, nausea, cramps and headaches. Our water also features several disinfectant byproducts which can increase cancer risks, cause anemia, liver problems, kidney diseases or central nervous system problems. The disinfectants itself can cause eye irritations, anemia and stomach discomforts. These are but a few of the many health risks associated with water contaminants

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