Students Should Drink More Purified Water for a Healthier Body and More Active MindBy Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
Climate change and pollution made our environment unhealthy. The earth's basic resources are not as clean and pure as what it produces many years ago. This may be sad news but it's really happening today. The air you breathe can be contaminated with particles and elements apart from oxygen. The fruits you eat might be chemically treated to supply the demand for mass production and eliminate the wasteful harvest. Even the crystal clear water that is full of natural minerals can also be polluted with bacteria and other unwanted chemicals that can cause serious diseases. So it is really important to make sure you are drinking purified water.
What Is Purified Water?
There are specifically some types of methods used in the purification process commercially and inside the home. For a fact, in several Western countries, public drinking water undergoes purification process just to ensure safe water for people to use. On the other hand, the standards for drinking water across countries are different and are basically based on governmental regulations or international standards. Specifically, the World Health Organization says that there are over 2.1 billion people who don't have safe water to drink. Water is abundant on earth but not the purified ones.
Health Benefits of Purified Water
By using in-home water filters or consuming purified bottled water, drinking water go through different levels of purification, wherein metal contents are eliminated, as well as chemicals and other contaminants. This relies on the type of purification system chosen to be used. Moreover, water purification systems (such as charcoal filters) cuts down on the removed chlorine content. This is a common chemical blended on the public water supply as a disinfectant. For a fact, studies have attested to chlorinated water to result in certain cancers, like colorectal cancer. Remember that pure water is the first and foremost form of medicine.
Should You Pick Purified Water Over Regular Water?
A lot of cases say that public drinking water sources (such as tap water) are safe because of the strict contaminant limits placed by the regulatory agencies. Yet, consuming water can become contaminated from natural sources or human activity, which harms water quality. In this case, an in-home water purification system is advisable. If you are a student who lives in a dorm, it is better to have your own portable water purifier or personal water filter. This works best for those who have a weak immune system and prone to being sick from contaminated water.
In places where there are water contamination and those who lack proper sanitation, preferring bottled or purified water over regular water is always a good option. There are a lot of types of purification systems at hand (like the charcoal and UV filters). These are able to eliminate impurities that may be present after the initial, large-scale purification process. In places where public drinking water is regulated for quality and safety, the consumption of tap water is said to be safe.
Water is essential for our health, even a child begs just to have a single drop of water when the body cries for it. Take care of the environment as you take care of your health. Water is still the driving force of all nature.