Water is all around us – in our homes, in the products we use, around us in nature and even in our bodies. That’s why it’s so important that the water we consume and use is clean and safe. It may surprise you to know just what contaminants and byproducts you can find in unfiltered water. This great post by Digital School examines the ins and outs of water treatment, the various processes you can use to treat water, and why it’s so important to have clean, safe water.
“As you may be aware, the human body is composed of almost 70% water. Water has a lot to do with how we live our lives. Depending on where you live and what your source of water is, the unfiltered water you drink could contain anything from fairly innocuous things like chlorine and fluoride to more troubling things such as dioxins, heavy metals, pesticides or parasites, all of which could be damaging to your health. The World Health Organization lists several examples of waterborne diseases such as Hepatitis A, Botulism and Polio. This is why water purification and treatment is so incredibly important to our health.”
Clean and safe water is a massive priority not just for the health of ourselves, but for the health of the planet. Resources like water are extremely important to our survival, and we have to do everything we can to ensure the sustainability of those resources, and ultimately, the sustainability of the planet.