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Health Effects of Mercury in Drinking Water

Health Effects of Mercury in Drinking Water

Health is wealth”. A common saying that we can hear wherever we go. Nowadays, health is becoming an issue in the society. A lot of people, especially young ones, don’t give more attention to their health because they think that if they are young, they can’t be contaminated by diseases.

But there is an issue regarding mercury in drinking water. A lot of people wondered what will be the effects of mercury in drinking water if exposed to our body.

Mercury is an element (symbol: Hg) that exists in our environment and it is also known as quicksilver. Mercury is used in laboratory apparatuses like thermometers and barometers. Mercury is also used in the production of sodium hydroxide as a liquid electrolyte. Mercury is useful for agricultural and industrial processes and commonly used in the medical field.

Mercury can cause severe damage on the health of an individual if it was contaminated to the human body. If mercury is put in the drinking water, the effect of it will be dangerous to an individual’s health. It can cause kidney damage and will affect the nervous system.

There are two kinds of mercury: Inorganic mercury and organic mercury. Inorganic mercury can cause severe effects on an individual’s health.

Children and babies are most likely sensitive to inorganic mercury if exposed to their bodies while the organic mercury is much dangerous to one’s health and it might cause death if it is not treated.

Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning 

There are some people who doesn’t know that there’s mercury in the water that they are drinking. Here are some symptoms if your body is contaminated by mercury. One is lack of coordination.

You cannot feel it yet at the first time but if you feel that this happens to you a lot of times, you better go to a doctor to have a check-up. Another is deterioration of speech, walking and hearing.

You can also experience weakness of your muscles wherein you cannot exert force in everything that you do even though it is a light work. You always feel tired and just want to rest. The victim can also feel like pins and needles are pinching on his or her skin. It can also damage the peripheral version of the affected body.

More symptoms include insomnia, being moody and headaches. These are just common symptoms but we must not ignore them. If ever you feel one of the symptoms, better consult a doctor so that it will not become a serious infection.

Some people ignore these symptoms because they think that it will just burst out like a bubble by drinking medicine without consulting a doctor. There are also cases wherein an individual is highly exposed to mercury. It can cause kidney damage and if not treated well, it may lead to death.

If a child or baby was exposed to mercury, it can affect the nervous system and will make the child or baby not to learn and think very well. And its developing body will grow weak.

How to prevent it?

Because a lot of health cases were reported, there’s a product that was created wherein you can make sure that the water is safe and clean. It is a potable water purification called Berkey Water Filter.

Berkey Water Filter can make natural water resources into clean and purified drinking water. This potable water purifier is very famous and it is used internationally to clean and purify water.

It can also remove bacteria, viruses and unwanted chemicals. It is also used to filter or clean the water for the removal of contamination.

Six types of Berkey Water Filter

The first one is the Travel Berkey. It is a water purifier system wherein it can provide water for one to five persons.

The second one is called the Big Berkey. It is one of the famous portable water purifier and it is used mostly in houses, schools, offices and hospitals.

The third one is the Royal Berkey and it is used for drinking by large groups or families.

The fourth one is the Berkey Light It is an alternative for Big Berkey. This Berkey water filter cannot be destroyed easily and you can see the water level from it.

The fifth type of Berkey water filter is called the Imperial Berkey. This portable water purifier is used by large groups in the society like charities, orphanages and churches.

And the last and sixth type of Berkey is the Crown Berkey. The crown Berkey is the largest type of Berkey water filter. It is used for a much larger groups in the society like hospitals, communities and camps.

With the use of Berkey Water Filter, waters from faucet, water pumps and water tanks can be drank safely. It is very in demand because it can meet the needs of wide range of users when it comes to safe drinking water.

Why Berkey Water Filter has many users?

It is because it is easy to use, friendly and high in performance. You don’t need a plumber to install this potable water purifier because anyone who has a Berkey Water Filter can install it.

With high rates and in demand of this product, Berkey Water Filter will continue its production to meet more standards of the users worldwide. That’s why we created a simple technology that will filter and clean natural water resources to the homes of every citizen worldwide.

Health is very precious and this one of the treasures of an individual that must kept. We must always be careful from the foods that we eat and the water that we drink. It is better to be safe and healthy rather than being sick or ill.

Because if this happens, your family will spend hundreds of thousands for the hospital bills and the medications that you will take.


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