The topic of water is as vast. After all, it covers about 70% of the earth’s surface and while fresh water is less than 3% our planet’s water source, 70% of this is trapped in glaciers with only 30% in the ground.
Here are a few interesting facts about water that will make you appreciate nature’s gift to us even more.
That’s right! Water is probably is one of the most vital element on earth; and while it may be abundant in other parts of the world, more than two-thirds of the world’s population live in areas where water is so scarce. In fact there are countries where half of the population does not have access to clean water. Can you imagine some people lining up for water rations just enough for their day’s drinking needs? Well if you can afford to spend as much time in the swimming pool or even in beaches, that’s more than enough reason to be thankful for.
Do you know that water is a vital nutrient for our brains to function properly; and the slightest amount of dehydration can trigger fatigue, mood swings, and even memory loss. This probably also answers why there are times when you feel like you’re losing focus or nights when you find it hard to sleep for no obvious reasons. So the next time you can’t remember where you put your eyeglasses or where you left your car keys, maybe you ought to drink a glass of water to refresh your brain.
If there’s a leak, chances are, tap water that flows through your faucets are contaminated with substances which may be detrimental your health. And if you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, can you imagine the amount of toxic build up in your body? But can you tell if the water you get is contaminated? Just by looking and tasting, probably not. That is why it is a must to have an efficient water filtration system in every home. This way, water that you drink is free from harmful elements like lead, toxic particles and other contaminants. And if you think installing a good filtration system is a challenge, SJ Wave’s Faucet Water Filtration System is an easy-to-install device designed to make clean and safe water easily available to every household.
This explains why water refilling stations abound in some developing countries. Much as the people in these countries are aware of the harmful effects of drinking contaminated water, the availability of safe and clean drinking water, at the very least, is a great concern.
Drinking contaminated water can lead to adverse health effects, including gastrointestinal diseases and reproductive problems. In some cases, prolonged exposure to toxic mineral deposits in drinking water can cause neurological disorders.
Do you know that in most emergent nations where tap water quality supply is uncertain, newborns are given formula milk using distilled bottled water. And why not? The cost of using bottled water for their formula is much cheaper than the harmful effects it will cause their newborn’s sensitive gut.
If this scares you enough, maybe it’s time we value every drop of water that flows from our faucets. Less than four years down the road is a short time to prepare, but it’s never too late. Planting trees, maintaining our water reservoirs, and not polluting our waters may be our own little contribution to having safe water in the future… for our children’s future.
Mother earth has given us one of our most vital necessities for free – water; and while it may be scarce in some regions, let us forever be thankful if we have access to clean and safe water. Let us always be mindful of how we dispose of our wastes so we do not contaminate and cause harm to our water sources. And just so you would always think properly and keep in mind how important water is for your wellbeing, make sure to drink enough water to always keep your brain hydrated. Makes sense, right?