If you’re familiar with mythology, you must have heard of the “elixir of life”, the liquid which makes you immortal when consumed. While a drink granting you immortality is obviously a myth, we are indeed blessed with a liquid that keeps us alive, without which staying alive is impossible. Yes, you guessed that right. We are talking about water, the “universal solvent” and the universal “liquid of life” and the diseases contaminated water causes.
Water is often called the “source of life”, and rightfully so. It plays a vital role in sustaining good health and allowing almost all living organisms to survive and carry out their bodily functions. Without water, none of us can survive beyond a few days at most. Given the importance of water to the existence and quality of life, the impact of water purity on quality of life cannot be overstated. This is why it would shock you to know that waterborne diseases are the root cause behind over 3% of deaths every year. Contaminated water diseases are not to be taken lightly. At best, they can be major health hazards, at worst, they can result in your death. About 75% of the total diseases occurring can be traced back to the consumption of contaminated water.
Fortunately, it is not too difficult to identify polluted water diseases and take necessary action. Some of these are as follows:
This is a bacterial disease that usually spreads through water or food. Its symptoms include high fever, nausea and diarrhoea.
This is again a bacterial disease that spreads through food and water. Headaches, nausea, loss of appetite etc. are some of its symptoms. It is a commonly occurring disease and affects more than 15 million people every year.
This is a bacterial disease that again spreads through food and water. Its symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, headaches and cramps. It is one of the deadliest waterborne diseases and kills more than 10,000 people every year. It can be fatal if not treated immediately.
It is a viral disease and manifests in the form of intestinal difficulties leading to dehydration. It is very common even in the most developed countries.
5. Lead poisoning:
This occurs when the lead present in the plumbing pipes and fittings dissolves in the water from your local supply plant. It can lead to brain disorders, loss of white blood cells, high BP, endocrine diseases and organ damage.
Now that you know what to look out for, it goes without saying that you should monitor yourself and your loved ones and immediately seek treatment if you notice any such symptoms. However, an even better (and recommended) course of action would be to proactively ensure that such a situation never arises in the first place.
At this point, it is almost a foregone conclusion to invest in a good set of water filters and alkaline water purifiers for your home. And when it comes to water purifiers, what can get better than Bepure’s extensive range of water solutions systems. Right from hot and cold water purifiers to alkaline water purifiers to RO water purifiers with 8-stage filtration systems, we have got all bases covered. No matter what your water purification needs are, Bepure has something for you. So browse from our collection and pick yourself a great water purifier and ensure your and your loved ones’ safety. Today!