What Fluoride and Heavy Metals in Water can do to Human Body

More than 60% of the human body is composed of water. So it’s easy to accept that water has a big impact on human health. But it’s important to understand the set criteria for drinkable water. How can one know if the water they’re drinking is polluted? To find step-by-step answers, we need to first understand what substances are generally found in Australian groundwater.

Water contains so many different compounds, including microorganisms, organic and inorganic substances, chemicals, radioactive materials, etc. Heavy metals are inorganic substances that can increase the impurity of water or, as we say, make it non-drinkable. However, trace amounts of some metals, such as iron, magnesium, and calcium, commonly found in drinking water, are not harmful.

Harmful Inorganic Compounds in Drinkable water and Their Effects:

Inorganic compounds don’t contain living organisms, e.g., carbon and hydrogen. Let’s check some of commonly found harmful compounds and their effects on human health:

  • Lead: Can cause developmental problems in children and harm the nervous system, blood cells, and kidneys.
  • Mercury: Exposure can damage the nervous system and cause developmental problems in foetuses and young children.
  • Cadmium: Long-term exposure can harm the kidneys and increase the risk of osteoporosis and certain cancers.
  • Arsenic: Long-term exposure can cause skin damage and increase the risk of cancer.
  • Chromium: It can cause skin irritation and increase the risk of lung cancer.
  • Aluminium: Long-term exposure can affect the bones and increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

How can We Help you Deal with the Impure Water?

You might not be aware that the water you’re drinking is tainted with heavy metals. In addition, it’s possible that the inorganic impurities are not being removed by the water filter you’re using. In this situation, our specialists can guide you through the procedure to make it clear and simple to grasp.  They’ll demonstrate the pollutants in the water and make recommendations for the best water filter for your particular water type.

Get in touch with now!

You can contact our water quality inspectors to consult in detail. Please call on (03) 9585 8866 or write us an email at info@aeonwaterfilters.com.au for a free consultation.

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