Pollutants in water

We do not suggest any fear or panic and instead to be informed and pro active if you are interested in your long term health and well being.
Any substance dissolved in your drinking water goes 100 % into your bloodstream, it is absorbed directly and then the kidneys , liver and spleen have to deal with it:


Pollutants in drinking water:


Heavy metals :

The term heavy metal refers to any metallic chemical element that has a relatively high density and is toxic or poisonous at low concentrations. Examples of heavy metals include mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), thallium (Tl), and lead (Pb).

Heavy metals are natural components of the Earth's crust. They cannot be degraded or destroyed. To a small extent they enter our bodies via food, drinking water and air. As trace elements, some heavy metals (e.g. copperseleniumzinc) are essential to maintain the metabolism of the human body. However, at higher concentrations they can lead to poisoning. Heavy metal poisoning could result, for instance, from drinking-water contamination (e.g. lead pipes), high ambient air concentrations near emission sources, or intake via the food chain.

Heavy metals are dangerous because they tend to bioaccumulate. Bioaccumulation means an increase in the concentration of a chemical in a biological organism over time, compared to the chemical's concentration in the environment. Compounds accumulate in living things any time they are taken up and stored faster than they are broken down (metabolized) or excreted.

Heavy metals can enter a water supply by industrial and consumer waste, or even from acidic rain breaking down soils and releasing heavy metals into streams, lakes, rivers, and groundwater.


Phosphates,Nitrates, Pesticides ( herbicides,fungizides, insecticides)

These are often used in huge amounts for mainstream agriculture which, by that means is often destroying whole ecosystems and at the same time produce worthless and toxic food. Most farmers refuse to eat their own products because they are aware of the problems.


Plastic Micro and Nano particles  

Microplastic pollution is ubiquitous and has a negative impact on many levels. Since microplastics are present not only in ocean water but it our water cycles, tap water and many bottled waters.

A study conducted recently showed that we have great reasons for concern when it comes to the microplastic pollution in our own tap water. Researchers tested tap water samples in more than a dozen countries on the globe, only to find that microplastic contamination is present at a global level. The study shows that 83% of the samples presented plastic fibers pollution.

At a personal level, we can all contribute to reducing the amounts of plastic we use every day. We should all be more mindful of where the plastic we use ends up every day and what plastic products we can give up to without changing our lifestyles and levels of comfort.


Chlorine and derivatives :

Chlorine after reacting with organic matter forms chloramines which are not bio degradable. And very toxic.

Chlorine promotes allergies and Cancer and would surely be prohibited if lawmakers were aware of the ecological damages caused by it .

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