Drinking water for health

As per the WHO estimation, many worldwide annual deaths affect children, mostly due to water-borne diseases. Those cases are mostly attributable to a contaminated and untreated drinking-water source. These diseases are caused by pathogens, including bacteria, protozoa, worms, viruses, and even fungi in individuals with weakened immune systems.

As per CDC guidelines, water-borne diseases can be controlled and prevented by supplying safe drinking water along with adequate sanitation and good hygiene practices. 

Water Contaminant

National primary drinking-water regulations set 90 parameters to be considered as contaminants for water. The maximum amount of allowable contaminant was listed in EPA as maximum contaminant levels (MCL ), once the quality of water shows that any contaminant exceeds the MCL, Water will require a certain treatment to bring the contaminant within the allowable limit

In addition to that, a secondary contaminant is defined as aesthetic but doesn’t directly affect health, and that is called SMCL.

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