Water makes up greater than 2/3 of our body weight, and the simple fact is that we would die in a few days' time if we were deprived of water. A human brain is 95% water, our blood is 82% water, and our lungs are 90% water. A 2% drop in a body's water supply will trigger the following signs of dehydration: difficulty focusing on small print (like that found on a computer screen), trouble using basic math, and short-term memory fuzziness. Daytime fatigue is worsened by even mild dehydration. Water is crucial to human body mechanics - in fact, just like a car can't run without oil and gas, our bodies can't run without water. What are some of the benefits of water treatment, and why is it so important to our health?
- Untreated water can harm your body if it's not purified - Unfiltered water may contain dioxins, parasites, chlorine, fluoride, etc., all of which could be hazardous to health
- Water is found in lakes and rivers that also contain many pollutants, and garbage that isn't fit for consumption - Water must go through a number of treatments to make it potable (safe to drink)
- Water purifiers have been designed to reduce or eliminate certain pollutants (pesticides, nitrates, organic materials, heavy metals), and are also used to improve the taste of water by eliminating chlorine
- There is a large list compiled by WHO (the World Health Organization) that contains the names of waterborne diseases that threaten the lives of people all around the world - This list includes cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid, botulism, cryptosporidiosis, dysentery, polio, etc. These diseases may be caused by viruses, bacteria, intestinal parasites, or protozoa
Water may be purified by distillation, reverse osmosis (where tap water is run through a membrane that is semi-permeable), and UV water purification, which can eliminate biological contaminants from most waters. As you can see from reading the list above, water treatment is crucial to protect our health and the health of our loved ones. If you're looking for reliable water softener installation services, contact The Jayson Company for a variety of different water treatment solution services.