How do I know if I have been Exposed to Pollutants? And is it Even that Dangerous?

2022-11-13 23:29:58How do I know if I have been Exposed to Pollutants? And is it Even that Dangerous?
How do I know if I have been Exposed to Pollutants? And is it Even that Dangerous?

Human body is made up of 60% water, as such, consuming an adequate amount of water every day is essential for health. However, given the rising pollution levels, getting access to safe drinking water has become a luxury for most. As per a report by NITI Aayog, India ranks 120 among 122 countries on the water quality index. Moreover, 75% of Indian homes still do not have clean drinking water.

 

The water you drink might come from a variety of surface water sources like lakes, rivers, and streams. But the question is, are these water sources safe? Majority of liquid waste is discarded in lakes, streams, and other freshwater bodies every day. This water consists of organic and inorganic matter, including minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, sodium, and nitrates as well as heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic. In addition, micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites and chemicals like TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in water are also present in this water. What needs to be noted here is that although some minerals such as calcium and magnesium are good for health, consuming these minerals in large quantities can cause harm to the human body.

 

So how does one understand if the water supply is contaminated? Here are a few signs - if you or your family frequently experience the symptoms listed below, it’s time to get your water supply checked.

● Nausea - A dreadful symptom that is often a precursor to many ailments. It starts as a queasy feeling and makes us sick to the stomach, making us end up vomiting. Usually, it happens when something eaten does not sit well with us but many times it is also due to pathogens that contaminate the water our food is made of. The aftermath is even more unpleasant, which is often accompanied by sweats, chills and exhaustion.
● Diarrhea - The condition of discharging loose, watery stools that is often the result of contaminated water and food made of the same water. Some pathogens are stubborn enough to be not destroyed by the boiling level of heat, that usually is the case with cooking. These contaminants require additional attention and several more layers of filtration such as RO and UV.
● Gastrointestinal ache/pain - Cramps and stomach aches are quite common, as we know. But some could be the sign of an impending ailment that may result in bigger issues in the future. Human body is not as resilient as we think and most of our concerns are easily demonstrated by such symptoms that often get passed on as commonalities. When living in areas of high industrialisation or landfills, impure water could be the core reason for declining health and filtration processes become undeniable.
● Dehydration - Followed by excess loose motions or vomiting, dehydration is to be expected. Most often, it may not be the direct result of contaminated water, but an aftermath of other associated ailments.
● Frequent yellowing of skin and eyes - Commonly known as jaundice, this disease is water-borne and very common. Pathogen afflicted water results in direct side-effects on our organs like liver and increases bilirubin levels, making our eyes and skin yellow.

If not taken seriously, drinking polluted water can cause a host of severe health problems, including cholera, dysentery, typhoid, hepatitis, polio, anaemia, botulism, and irritable bowel syndrome. In some cases, drinking water may also contain viruses and parasites that lead to infections like giardiasis and ascariasis.

So, what is the solution? How can we ensure that we drink only the purest water?

Choosing an effective water purifier from a reputed brand such as Pureit can be key here. To guarantee that every drop of water you drink is clean, Pureit has introduced its newest range of PureIt Vital ROs, which feature a 7-stage purification process that eliminates hazardous toxic compounds like TDS and heavy metals like arsenic, fluoride, and nitrates. The Pureit Vital series water purifiers also have a built-in mineral enhancer cartridge that supplements crucial minerals like calcium, magnesium, and others to keep you in great health. In addition, these ROs come equipped with FiltraPower Technology that complies with tough US Environmental Protection Agency standards and successfully removes germs, viruses, cysts, tiny parasites, and even pesticides from water. Thanks to the effective UV sterilisation offered by this range, you can now drink water that is 99.9% free of organic pollutants.

 

Additionally, the Vital series has smart features that provide an alert 15 days in advance to replace the filter and if not addressed, stops water from being dispensed. Additionally, it includes a membrane protector to extend the lifespan of your RO membrane and purify up to 24 litres of water per hour!

 

Even though you cannot change the source of your drinking water, the new Pureit Vital RO line ensures that you and your family are drinking only the tastiest, cleanest, and safest water.