Today is World Water Day. So on this occasion of, most important resource’s day, we have brought you a warning. These mentioned below chemicals, which gets added to your tap water unconsciously by your routine habits can even kill you.
Remember these chemicals and their sources.
Adding fluoride to your drinking water started back in 1940 to reduce the tooth decay. It sounds like a noble cause but fluoride is a neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. It can harm thyroid gland and calcify the pineal gland. Water fluoridation have been banned in several countries.
Chlorine has disinfectant properties that make it useful for cleaning products and swimming pools. Its’s used to sanitize sewage and industrial waste. Chlorine is added to drinking water for purification, despite not being completely safe.
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Lead is the main toxin causing problems in Flint. Corroded pipes are releasing up to ten times the allowable amount of lead into the water. Lead is toxic to almost every organ and affects children the worst. Developmental issues, stunted growth, deafness, behavioural problems, learning disabilities, and brain damage can all result from exposure to lead.
Although mercury is naturally occurring element, but naturally does not mean safe. Mercury is extremely toxic and can cause can cause brain damage, blindness, nerve damage, cognitive disability, impairment of motor functions, headaches, weakness, muscle atrophy, tremors, mood swings, memory loss, and skin rashes.
Dioxins are released during combustion, such as burning of hazardous waste, forest fires, cigarette smoke and burning oil and coal. They settle in the environment and destroy water resources.
So have a good day and avoid these daily activities to the extent possible. And have a safe life.