Monsoon season brings a huge relief from the scorching summer heat. While we enjoy the pitter-patter and the cool climate, monsoon season also brings along an array of diseases with it.
During the rainy season, the water quality gets heavily compromised as open water can contaminate clean water by seeping into underground tanks, wells, damaged pipes making them unfit for household consumption.
Usually, unfiltered water has a high chance of containing bacteria, metallic rust elements, toxic materials such as copper, lead, aluminum, mercury, cadmium, chromium, pesticides, fertilizers and many such particles which contaminate water.
Heavy floods or downpour leaves water stagnated in the open which makes it a carrier of multiple waterborne illnesses, cholera, jaundice, cramps in the stomach, indigestion, multiple types of viruses, bacteria and more depending upon the level of contamination and the exposure to dirt, dust, pollution, and toxins.
Therefore, an effective water purification process is needed to safeguard ourselves against these water-borne diseases. While most of us have adapted to different water purification methods, it is important to purify water in the right way, especially during monsoons.
Here are few suggested water purification methods:
Boiling is one of the most common ways of purifying water. While it is effective in killing most of the viruses and bacteria, it may not be 100% safe as it doesn’t remove heavy metals or toxic chemicals, if present in your drinking water. Hence, boiling water can be safely consumed if your source of water is municipal as municipal water is already treated and filtered before it reaches your home.
Ultraviolet (UV) Water Purification
Water purifiers with UV (Ultraviolet) rays kill all the bacteria, viruses present in the water. UV deactivates most of living organisms present in the water, giving you pure, clean drinking water. UV water purifiers retain the natural minerals present in water as well.
UV water purifiers are recommended to be used if your water TDS level is below 200 ppm and your source of water is municipal.
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Purification
With rising advancement and technological improvements, water purification methods have come a long way. With RO (Reverse Osmosis) technology being the most effective way of water purification. RO membrane effectively removes all the impurities, particles, and pathogens present in the water along with removing high TDS, toxic chemicals and heavy metals. A Pureit RO water purifier is suitable to be used for all kinds of sources of water – Tap, Tank or Ground Water with TDS as high as 2000ppm.
So, this monsoon season ensure the absolute safety of your health and that of your loved one's by wisely choosing the right method of water purification.
Pathogenic microorganisms dispersed by polluted water produce water-borne illnesses. The majority of these illnesses are fatal. With the emergence of globalization over the last several decades, awareness of many water-borne illnesses has risen to the fore.
If you don't have access to clean drinking water, then you can install a water purifier at home. If it isn't possible, then you can boil the drinking and cooking water. Keep the toilets at home clean. Use disinfectants on a regular basis and flush properly.
Reverse osmosis, or RO, is a water purification technique that removes ions, undesirable compounds, and hazardous particles from drinking water using a partly permeable membrane.
UV rays in a purifier penetrate dangerous pathogens in your home's water and kill bacteria that cause sickness by destroying their genetic core (DNA).
TDS stands for Total Dissolved Solids, which refers to the inorganic salts and tiny quantities of organic materials that are present in water. They are harmful to humans if consumed and can cause severe life-threatening diseases.