Common Harmful Diseases That Lurk In Drinking Water

water treatmentDo you have any idea what’s in your safe drinking water? The answer to this question may surprise you. Even though the glass of water in your hand may seem to be crystal clear, there are still a number of contaminants present in it. Some of these contaminants are harmless, while others can cause serious illnesses. Fortunately, installing a water purification system to create reverse osmosis drinking water is an effective way to prevent waterborne diseases.

Common waterborne diseases
According to research, giardiasis is the most common waterborne disease. It is an intestinal illness caused by the giardia parasite. On the contrary, legionella, is a type of bacteria that causes Legionnaires disease. It is another contaminant that creates a serious respiratory problem which causes flu or pneumonia.

Even if the water is contaminated at the minimum level, you can get introduced to Shigella bacteria. This bacteria causes an infectious disease known as Shigellosis. A person affected by it may experience diarrhoea and severe intestinal cramping for several days.

Who can be affected by waterborne diseases?
Generally, anyone who consumes contaminated water can fall ill. However, small children are at high risk because they have not built up immunity to certain strains of bacteria and viruses. Elderly adults are also more vulnerable to such illnesses. People who are on certain medications or have been diagnosed with immuno-suppressive diseases can also develop diastases from contaminated water. No matter, whether it’s a child or a elderly person, installing a water treatment facility is very crucial for every peson in Cork and Kerry.

How Reverse Osmosis protects against waterborne disease?
Revers Osmosis is a form of water purification system that is designed to remove contaminants from water effectively. In this process, a highly concentrated solution is pressurised and pushed through a semipermeable membrane. The membrane acts as a filter and removes contaminants to produce pure drinking water. The layer of carbon captures fine contaminants that the membrane itself may not be able to catch. This process of water treatment is quite safer and also tastes better. The membrane of a Reverse Osmosis system may act as a normal filter, but it’s essential to understand that this system is not the same as a simple water filter.

The key to stay safe is to install a water treatment system that uses reverse osmosis and carbon to filter the water. Most of the commercial and residential housing facilities rely on these RO systems.

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