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Who is Most Susceptible to Common Water?
It’s well established that water flowing from our faucets isn’t as clean as we want it to be. Even with public filtration systems, all sorts of funk, gunk, and chemical junk seeps in. While this isn’t conducive to anyone’s health, it’s most dangerous to certain demographics. The groups more susceptible to the negative effects of common water include the following:
In general, children are more at risk when exposed to all sorts of things, from bacteria and viruses to lead and radiation. This is due to the fact that a child’s body is constantly changing and rapidly growing, including the central nervous system and lungs (parts of the body especially susceptible to toxins). Organs and systems that are fully developed, as is the case with adults, are better able to fend off toxic intruders.
Children are also smaller than adults. As a result, they have a higher level of water intake per pound of body weight. When sipping from the kitchen faucet, more water means chemicals.
The elderly, on the other end of the spectrum, are particularly susceptible to common water, as well. While their bodies are done growing, their immune systems don’t function as well as they once did. Factors aside from age play a role, of course, but the human immune system is most robust in people between the ages of 10 and 50.
Some chemicals found in water, such as arsenic, are linked to a greater risk of cancer, respiratory conditions, and heart ailments, diseases the elderly are already at risk of due to advanced age.
Like the elderly, pregnant women often experience compromised immune systems because of hormone disruption, which can put them at higher risk of complications from drinking common water. Specific toxins might increase maternal blood pressure and anemia, highly prevalent ailments that are treatable in the general population but much more serious in expectant mothers.
Common water is dangerous to the developing fetus, too. Chemicals can increase the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant mortality. They can also compromise brain development, causing neurotoxic effects that lead to deficits in intellect and memory.
Staying hydrated is an important component of health for everyone. But with so many toxins in common water, the only way to sip safely is through a filtration system. Regardless of what you’re in the market for, we can help. Vita Filters merges water purification with peace of mind. Contact us today to learn how we bring maximum contaminant removal and healthier, cleaner water straight to your front door.