Why Do We Need Water Purification?


Water on the Earth’s surface is definitely more prone to contaminants due to heavy industrial and environmental pollution. People who may be exposed to these inorganic contaminants can become sick or prone to liver damage, cancer and other long-term health conditions. Organic contaminants such as bacteria, disease-carrying microorganisms, rotten plants, and animal droppings are also likely to affect water sources.  We have arguably and depending where we are, reached the point where all sources of our drinking water contain some level of contamination.

With knowledge thus comes choice. A good filtration system installed in your home is one important way to proactively monitor and ensure the quality and safety of your drinking water. And although water purification technology for households now prevalently exists, many people are unaware of the working principle behind the various filtration systems.  The first thing to keep in mind is that every purifying method cannot find its application in a single filtration step. A good complete system can produce high-quality, safe drinking water.

 

Some examples of major contaminants found in water today:

 
Toxic Metals (Lead, Mercury, Copper, etc.)
Toxic metals are also called inorganic contaminants. Many toxic metals have been linked to long-term health problems such as cancer and serious learning disabilities.

Microbiological (E. Coli, Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Citrobacter, etc.)
Biological contaminants are living organisms such as parasites, bacteria, viruses, cysts, and spores.

Petrochemicals (Chlorine, Herbicides, Pesticides, Detergents, VOC, heavy metals, carcinogens, etc.)
Petroleum-based chemicals are also called ‘organic’ contaminants. Many have been linked to long-term health problems including many forms of cancer. Most have unknown long-term health effects.