The monsoon season brings with it the fear of water-borne diseases. Excessive rainfall leads to frequent flooding, resulting in the contamination of various sources of water. One of the most common ways of contracting these diseases is through consumption of this unfiltered water. Drinking impure water or cooking food in it can lead to water-borne diseases like Typhoid fever, Cholera, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, etc. Hence, it is essential to consume purified water and follow the best health and hygiene practices to keep these diseases at bay.
Let’s look at few precautionary measures that you can easily take at your home to protect yourself and your family against the common water borne diseases.
1) Always consume purified water
According to Water.org, an international NGO that strives to provide access to safe water and sanitation, more than 99 million Indians lack access to safe drinking water. Hence, it is imperative to purify water before drinking or cooking in it. Using a good quality water purifier can be the first step in this direction. The various stages of a water purifier remove harmful impurities from water, making it fit for consumption. Pureit water purifiers with its Advanced 7 Stage RO+UV+MF purification make your water 100% safe for consumption by removing harmful viruses, bacteria, chemicals, pesticides and heavy metals.
2) Check for leakages
At times, we tend to overlook minor leaks in our homes - especially plumbing fixtures or small leakages in taps or pipes. These leakages can become a breeding ground for many diseases causing microorganisms that can permeate water. Moulds and other bacteria can grow on any organic material that remains wet for more than 72 hours. Therefore, it is recommended to periodically check the source of your water for any possible leakages or fixes required.
3) Wash hands regularly
Another precautionary measure to stay protected is to wash hands frequently – especially before and after cooking and eating, using washroom, returning home after running an errand, etc. Maintaining personal hygiene is a must as it can help prevent the likelihood of contracting diarrhoea, cholera, etc.
4) Avoid raw or uncooked food items
During rainy season, it is advisable to consume home cooked food and to avoid eating raw food items. High humidity and moisture in the air causes multiplication of microorganisms, resulting in more frequent transfer of diseases. Since raw food items attract a lot of mosquitoes, tiny insects and bacteria, the chances of falling sick are high if these are consumed without proper cleaning. Hence doctors, dieticians and nutritionists recommend having properly cooked meals.
5) Maintaining a healthy diet and eating immunity boosting foods
As we all know, a strong immunity system, gives our body the strength to fight against disease-causing microorganisms. Eating fresh fruits, vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals, provide the body with necessary nutrients to improve immunity and enhance overall well-being. Another way to strengthen our immunity is to drink copper enriched water regularly. It’s an age-old practice prescribed in Ayurveda for its numerous health benefits. With Pureit Copper RO, you can instantly get your daily dose of Copper infused water at just the touch of a button.
We hope following the above health and hygiene practices will give you less reasons to worry about contracting these water-borne diseases and more reasons to enjoy the monsoon season.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!