Health Effects of Chemical Exposure
Poor quality drinking water is a risk for everyone because it often contains toxic chemicals and bacteria. Cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid, and Polio are some illnesses that can spread due to contaminated drinking water and poor sanitation. In addition to that, your tap water can have naturally occurring arsenic and fluoride that may have health implications when consumed.
Additionally, other chemicals, like lead, may also be present in higher concentrations in drinking water due to seeping from water supply components that come into contact with the water.
Numerous short- and long-term health impacts can result from chemical exposure through drinking water. High chemical exposure levels can cause skin discoloration or more severe issues, including harm to the nervous system or other organs and developmental or fertility impacts. Poor quality drinking water and contaminants can also lead to chronic illnesses like cancer or cardiac issues.
Health Effects of Drinking Water with Disease-Causing Microbes
When it comes to the quality of our drinking water, the presence of disease-causing microbes is a matter of utmost concern. Consuming water contaminated with these harmful organisms can have serious health effects on our well-being. From gastrointestinal issues and diarrhea to more severe illnesses like cholera and typhoid fever, the consequences of ingesting waterborne pathogens can be devastating.
One example of a waterborne microbe commonly found in the United States is Cryptosporidium. This microscopic parasite can be found in various water sources, including lakes, rivers, and even treated municipal water supplies. Cryptosporidium is highly resistant to chlorine disinfection, making it a persistent threat to the safety of drinking water. Ingesting water contaminated with Cryptosporidium can lead to cryptosporidiosis, a gastrointestinal illness characterized by symptoms such as watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, nausea, and fever.
It is particularly dangerous for individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy. Taking proactive measures, such as installing a reliable water filtration system, is crucial in safeguarding against the risks associated with this common waterborne microbe.
At Artesian Bottleless Water, we believe that access to clean, microbe-free drinking water is a basic right. That’s why we strive to provide bottleless water coolers equipped with advanced filtration systems, ensuring that every sip you take is free from disease-causing microbes. Say goodbye to the risks associated with contaminated water and embrace a healthier, more vibrant life with our state-of-the-art solutions.