15 Ailments You Never Knew Were Water-Borne

One effective way to protect yourself from heavy metal poisoning is by drinking water that’s RO purified—a water purification method that removes all heavy metals. 

Filariasis, Japanese encephalitis, malaria and dengue

These diseases are not caused by ingesting and coming in contact with contaminated water. However, they are water-related diseases, transmitted by mosquitoes that breed in stagnant water. These diseases are listed here because they are highly prevalent in India, especially malaria and dengue.

According to WHO, an estimated 15 million cases and 20,000 deaths occur in Southeast Asia from malaria and India’s contribution to that number is 77 percent, which is extremely high.

Maintaining hygiene and drinking clean water goes a long way in keeping water-borne illnesses at bay 

All the ailments mentioned above can be prevented to a large degree by maintaining cleanliness and by drinking purified water. Take for example the case of trachoma. As per WHO, trachoma leads to an estimated 146 million cases of blindness around the world. Unfortunately, these are preventable. “The disease is almost unheard of in places where basic water supply, sanitation and hygiene prevail,” says WHO.

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Innumerable studies have shown that when a community improves its water supply and starts following good hygiene and sanitation standards, health automatically improves. Once again, to quote WHO, “diarrhoea can be reduced by 26% when basic water, hygiene and sanitation are supplied.”

Take the first step towards keeping your family free from these water-borne ailments by eating hygienic food, washing your hands before meals, keeping your kitchen clean and drinking RO purified water.

 

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