If you have been less concerned about how clean and safe the water you are drinking is, that’s not cool at all. In fact, you could be creating room for very deadly diseases in your body as drinking unclean water has been linked to a number of common diseases that afflict a lot of people, some of them known to be deadly, when not treated early enough.
For cities with poor drainage and waste management systems, there is often the risk of water pollution as there is a huge possibility of waste spillage into the available water sources. That is why Gossy Spring Water is not just ‘bottled water’. It is natural, microbes, chemicals and additives free, and is produced under the best hygienic conditions to ensure that it is absolutely safe for consumption.
There are a number of diseases that have been linked to drinking contaminated water. Here are examples of some of the most popular ones.
Common symptoms of cholera include vomiting, nausea, dehydration and abdominal cramps. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine caused by bacteria. It is common in Africa, Asia, India, South and Central America and Mexico.
It is often associated with diarrhea and is mostly caused by drinking contaminated water and living in poorly sanitized areas. The best form of prevention of cholera is by maintaining good hygiene, adequate water purification and awareness of the risks of the disease.
Available statistics show that about two billion people worldwide are affected by diarrhea and an estimated number of 1.5 million children are killed every year from the infection. Diarrhea is a very common disease that is caused by the action of bacteria and other parasitic or viral organisms in the intestinal tract of the victim. It can be contracted through eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Some of the common symptoms include passing very loose stool three or more times a day. It is sometimes associated with vomiting and could lead to severe dehydration and loss of nutrients.
Guinea worm is known to enter a person’s body through contaminated water. Awareness of the parasite and steps towards ensuring safe drinking water are the best prevention methods for Guinea worm.
Do you frequently have typhoid? The best prevention method for typhoid is to strictly maintain the intake of non-contaminatedwater. Typhoid is caused by a bacterial infection that is contracted through drinking contaminated water. Some of the known symptoms include abdominal pain, skin rash, diarrhea and fever.
Some of the common types of dysentery are the amoebic and bacillary dysentery. They both cause diarrhea and can be contracted through contaminated food and water. Amoebas cause amoebic dysentery, while bacteria causes the bacillary dysentery. Improved sanitation and intake of clean water is the best form of prevention for amoebic and bacillary dysentery.
The source of the water you drink is a very important determinant of whether it is safe or unsafe. The responsibility, therefore, lies with us to ensure that we go for drinking water whose source we can ascertain to be safe and hygienic.