Is drinking filtered water good for you? Humans should drink at least 4 liters of water everyday. We cannot take drinking water for granted when it forms 70% of human body. Even though water is available in sea and rivers sea water is not useful for drinking which lefts only river water for human use.
Even though river water is fit for drinking it’s made unfit for drinking due to various reasons such as industrial pollution, domestic garbage dumping and wastage which are the major reasons due to which there is a shortage of clean water.
Tap water is fit for drinking in many developed nations but it’s unfit for drinking in most of the nations throughout the world. water can contain several microscopic organisms which can make humans sick. a lot of people in developing and under developed countries fall sick by drinking water which is infected by bacteria.
Tap water in developed countries may be harmful due to various other reasons listed below.
- Anti biotics
- Anti Depressants
Be careful of checking the water quality beforehand to ensure that the above reasons are not in the tap water. They can lead to health problems as well as mental disorders also.
Different waterborne diseases can spread due to contaminated tap water in many part of the world. As safe drinking water is not available around 1 to 2 billion people are exposed to waterborne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera and Malaria.
How to get filtered water?
There are various ways to get filter water. In developed countries where governance is very strong and quality standards are maintained strong we can reply on the tap water to get filtered water. In rest of the world we have to be careful regarding the tap water standards.
There are various ways in which we can filter the water. Following are the few ways to get filtered water.
Most of the people around the world use this process to get a safe drinking water. Get the tap water in a vessel and put on a stove or Gas. Cover it with lid and wait till it comes to a boiling temperature.
Once it starts boiling it will kill various bacteria which can’t survive in high temperature. Heavier particles will settle at the bottom of the pot. Then switch off the stove or gas and let the water cool down. Then we can use this water for drinking.
Water distillation is another way to get filtered water. In this method water is boiled and vapor is collected in another pot. Once vapor is cooled down again it will be converted to water.