Rise in pollution in the last few decades has led to a reduction in the quality of the air, the water we drink, and the food we eat. Polluted air, water, and food have caused numerous health issues. To resolve this, a number of pollution management devices have come to market. For water pollution management and to make tap water potable, devices such as reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers have become the new essentials.
There are numerous brands like Acromec RO, AO Smith RO, Livpure RO, Aqua Fresh RO, Aqua Guard RO, Eureka Forbes RO, etc. available in the market.
RO is a method of purifying water by applying pressure. The water flows through a sequence of artificial and semi-permeable membranes to eliminate the contamination and produce fresh and clean drinking water.
So, why is that there is so much cynicism surrounding the process of filtration of water that paints RO water in a bad light?
According to a recent warning issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), RO filters strip away calcium, magnesium, and other necessary nutrients from the water.
But before we jump to any conclusions, we will try and debunk some of the myths surrounding RO water:
RO water is harmful to drink:
The main source of organic minerals like calcium & magnesium is food and not water alone. Contaminated water on the other hand does more harm to the body.
Untreated water can carry water-borne infections, as well as dissolved impurities like lead, arsenic, fluorides, and hormone disruptors like bisphenol A, which are detrimental to health in the long run.
Safe water is a basic necessity. While most traditional methods are aimed at disinfecting water, they are not effective in removing dissolved solids. As the RO method is fairly effective in removing these dissolved impurities, it has become popular in India.
RO water can cause stomach disorders:
There is a myth that RO water can cause stomach disorders as it is acidic in nature. When the water flows through the RO system and eradicates impurities, the pH level drops from 7 to 5.5 (Regular water has a neutral pH level of 7). This can make the water acidic. However, as the water comes in contact with the food in your stomach, the low pH level will adjust and alter. The body has the ability to maintain equilibrium.
The truth is that in countries like India where we have no set standards on where we get our water sources from, following the WHO warning is not possible.
The benefits of RO water in India outweigh the effects of essential minerals being stripped out of the water. RO water contains no lead, reducing the risk of high blood pressure and keeps kidney and liver diseases at bay. It also does not contain water parasites, especially cryptosporidium, which can get into the digestive tract and cause gastrointestinal diseases. RO water contains no sodium, making it suitable for those on a limited sodium intake diet.
As we can understand, ROs are a necessity and a reality of life in India.
It is important that the RO system is properly service at regular intervals. Therefore, if your RO is due for maintenance?
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