Is your drinking water safe?

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As much as we love the heart-warming drizzles, the monsoon season brings with it a wave of happiness as well as agony. With heavy rains all around, the risk of water borne diseases are on the rise and the first thing that haunts our mind is to ensure that is the water that we consume actually safe’?

Despite using the best of filters, purifiers or technologies like RO, you would be surprised to know that most of the water borne ailments during this season happen from the water you drink and even the best of filtration process may turn inefficient in stopping bacterial outbreaks, chemicals or viruses from seeping into your filtered drinking water.

From pathogens and bacterial outbreaks to releasing of excessive ammonia or arsenic content in the supply water or leakage of sewage and drinking water pipes, water contamination is very common and so is the risk of water induced diseases like Diarrhea, Typhoid, Jaundice, Cholera, etc during this season. Here are a few easy ways to check as well as ensure the safety of your drinking water.

01/​ Ways to check whether your drinking water is safe to consume?

The level of water contamination also depends on the source of water as well as the region. However, it becomes essential to check whether the supply water that you use in several cooking and cleaning purposes is safe to use and consume. Well, here a few ways that you can try to check whether your tap water is safe from pathogens and bacteria.

Make sure that the water is not cloudy or brown in colour. To check that, keep the water in a clear glass and allow it to settle down, if it still looks cloudy, then you must boil or treat the water before consumption.

If your supply water has a pungent and strong smell of bleach or a chemical, then be careful as there may be an excessive use of chlorine to treat the water, which may not be safe for consumption and needs purification.

Ever experienced a bizarre smell from the water, then be aware as the water might contain a chemical called Barium and Cadmium. The excessive amount of cadmium used in water may lead to kidney, liver or bone damage. Thus the water needs to be treated properly before consumption.

02/ ​What’s the best home-remedy to make your water fit for drinking!

There’s always a chance of water contamination, no matter how good your water filter or purifier is! In fact, the best way to ensure that your supply water is safe to drink is by boiling the water nice;y to 100 degree celsius or to its boiling point. This ensures that the water is free from adulterants and pathogens. What's more, boiled water destroys most of the microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, protozoan etc.

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