The consequences of contaminated drinking water

The consequences of contaminated drinking water

You want what you put in your body to be good for you, don't you? Of course, a burger or snack every now and then isn't a crime, but in general, you want to provide your body with nourishing foods that give you energy. And, of course, it's important to drink plenty of water. But when the water you consume is contaminated, it can actually impact your body negatively.

What stays behind?

While many countries try their best to filter as many waste materials as possible out of the water and put regulations in place to ensure the quality of the water, a lot stays behind and still makes it through to our taps. For example: Medicine waste. This enters the sewers through urine and faeces and though largely filtered, some does tend to stay behind. Microplastics and nanoparticles. You can imagine consuming plastic isn't the best for your body. It can cause cell damage, which can lead to different bodily reactions – and issues. Metals. Think of aluminium, arsenic and lead, all of which are linked to several mental and physical complaints and illnesses.

Producing PFAS

Over the last few years, there's been an uproar of concern about the amount of PFAS in the UK tap water, being addressed by news agencies like the BBC and The Guardian. But what are PFAS? PFAS (Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances) are chemicals that are man-made and do not 'naturally' occur in the environment. You can find them in non-stick pans, for example, or food packaging like pizza boxes. They are also known as 'forever chemicals' as they are very persistent – they stay in our body and in the environment for a very long time. The levels detected in England's tap water are too high. This can lead to potential health risks, and it can lead to many diseases, decreased fertility, and even different forms of cancer.

Care for your body

How do you cope with contaminated tap water, and how do you prevent it from entering your body? With an AquaTru water filter, of course! The filter gets rid of more than 99% of harmful substances. Moreover, it makes your water taste better. That makes it only that much easier to take care of your physical health. Curious about what we can do for you and your tap water? Feel free to contact us!
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