Our water is polluted, this of course comes as no surprise because we’ve been polluting our water ever since the industrial age. With that being said, we need to find ways to consume clean water that’s stripped from all the harmful chemicals that are now found in it. There are many harmful pollutants, like aluminium, lead, copper, and chlorine, that can cause serious harm to our bodies.
Most common water pollutants
Copper is found in tap water. Thanks to corroded pipes, there are now elevated copper levels that can be found in our water. You don’t need to consume a lot of copper-contaminated water to get affected, you only need to drink a cup of water that’s high in copper. Scientists have found that it can make us anemic and cause kidney and liver problems. They’ve also found that people with genetic disorders are more prone to the kinds of damages that copper can inflict.
Unfortunately, aluminium is also found in our waters. The problem is that it’s one of the most dangerous chemicals because it has serious effects that nobody wants. For instance, it can cause diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease and other nervous system-related illnesses. It can also cause skeletal problems and general bone discomfort. If you think that your water might have aluminium in it then you should contact a water tech advice so that they can give you a full report on what’s in your water. You can also ask them to install a filter for you so that you can prevent aluminium from entering your body.
One of the most common chemicals found in water is chlorine. Now, it’s not that harmful per se, meaning that drinking water that’s infused with small doses of chlorine won’t do anything. However, long-term exposure to it can’t be good. Also, it’s not only dangerous for your insides but your outsides as well. It can irritate your skin and cause it to dry up. It will also damage your hair strands and can irritate your nose and eyes too.
Lead is also another harmful metal that’s found in tap water. No one is immune from the damages that this metal can cause. It’s harmful to adults since it can cause cardiovascular problems as well as kidney issues. It’s also capable of slowing down the growth of a fetus and can cause an early pregnancy. Research has also found that it lowers children’s IQ and hinders their growth. It can make children develop behavioural problems, and mess with their learning abilities. Kids who drink this water are also at risk of developing hearing problems.
There are a lot of extremely harmful chemicals and metals that should not enter our bodies, however, that are all around us and can be easily found in water. This is why we must install filters that can help in preventing these chemicals from reaching us. Metals and chemicals like chlorine, aluminium, lead, and copper can cause serious diseases, so try to be aware of what’s in your water.
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