What Does Polluted Water Do To Our Health?

If you have ever had untreated or unfiltered water, then you probably had a really bad stomach ache. Many people all around the world do not have safe water sources are hundreds die every day due to the lack of pure drinking water. Water-borne diseases account for the deaths of 3,575,000 people a year. This is a scary count and has to eradicated as soon as possible.

Awareness is key and we must do our best to educate people about the harms of drinking polluted water.

Let’s begin with the contaminants present in polluted water that is not suitable for the human body.

LEAD
Hinders physical & mental growth of children causes anemia & damages to kidneys in adults
FLUORIDE
Causes fluorosis that damages teeth, bones & joints
PESTICIDES
Cause cancer, damage nervous, reproductive & immune systems
SODIUM
Causes more damage to people, suffering from diseases of heart, kidney & blood circulation
ARSENIC
Causes cancer & skin diseases.

The solution

The first step would be to install water filter systems in homes, schools, institutions, and offices to ensure the access of safe drinking water in and around us. You can go through our variety of water filtration systems for all sectors here.

SKF Elixer has now introduced water filling counters to be installed in public places with a large traffic of people such as railway stations, bus stops, municipal limits, etc.

Benefits of the water filling counters

The elimination of carcinogenic discarded plastic mineral water bottles will help preserve the health of the people
The Filling Counters will help create a clean and green environment by removing the plastic bottles! People can use non-plastic Steel/Brass vessels for carrying the Mineral Water which is cheaper in comparison to plastic packaging.
The youth, especially the handicapped can gain employment, with minimum investment, to earn as much as Rs.10, 000/day instead of pursuing the mirage of Gulf/American jobs!
Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity for corporate companies, banks, clubs, societies et al to combine social service with advertising and publicity of their plans and products availing of their C.S.R. funds.

Other things we can do

Water pollution is a known threat to humans and we can do our part to help keep our water clean. It’s time we take action to give access to safe drinking water to as many as we can.
Don’t throw litter in the ocean, or anywhere on the streets as it can lead to it going into water sources.
Don’t dispose of chemicals, paint, in water supplies and drains as these are harmful.
Help increase awareness by educating children and within your community.