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15 Dangerous Diseases Caused by Contaminated Drinking Water


A constant supply of clean drinking water is vital for every household. However, millions of people still lack access to this invaluable resource. As a result, some people have to use and consume water that contains dangerous contaminants.  That could explain why more than 3.4 million people die from waterborne diseases every year 1 .

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Where do Water Contaminants come From?

Water contaminants come from various sources, including human and animal waste, agricultural activities (such as fertilizer use), and chemical runoff from manufacturing and industrial factories. Even naturally occurring pathogens and heavy metals can enter groundwater sources.  People who rely on public or private wells are particularly susceptible to exposure to pathogens 1 .

15 Waterborne Diseases Caused by Water Contamination

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  1. Diarrhea: The most commonly recognized outcome related to contaminated drinking water.  However, more serious health problems may occur, such as kidney failure or chronic health effects like heart disease, arthritis, or diabetes 2 .
  2. Salmonella, E. Coli, and Giardia: These pathogens can cause stomach upset, diarrhea, and vomiting 3 .
  3. Cryptosporidium: A pathogen that sometimes contaminates water and can cause a gastrointestinal disease that may be fatal.
  4. Nitrates: Water contaminated with nitrates can pose a threat, especially to infants.
  5. Lead: Can cause physical and developmental problems in infants and children 4 .

Remember, almost all of these contaminants are invisible to the human eye, making prevention crucial. 

GUNGDAI iZERO RO Filtration System: Your Solution for Clean Drinking Water

If the water source where you live is unclear or potentially contaminated from where you live, you may be at high risk for the diseases mentioned earlier. Fortunately, the new GD iZERO offers a solution for your health. Using cutting-edge hollow membrane technology, iZERO filters out microbes, bacteria, sediments, and heavy metals down to an impressive 0.0001 micron level. With iZERO , you can drink with peace of mind, knowing that nothing harmful remains in the water you consume.

Stay healthy and hydrated! 

28 06 2024