Traveling to other countries usually means not drinking the water. However, you should also watch what you drink in the U.S.
The minute you turn on the tap in your home to get a drink, you get a glassful of water and thousands of other little things that are not visible to the naked eye that can’t be smelled or tasted. Though the government doesn’t consider most of them a problem, they’re still pretty scary when you find out what you’re about to swallow, which is why you seriously want to consider having water distillers on hand to get fresh water when you want it.
Did you know that a lot of water is contaminated by protozoan infections such as cryptosporidium? That’s a fancy name for a nasty little critter than can give you flu-like symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss, bloating and diarrhea. You might also find Giardia in the water; another nasty hitchhiker known to cause bodily havoc when contracted, with symptoms similar to cryptosporidium.
Salmonella and E. coli are close bacterial cousins of the two mentioned above. You may be familiar with both if you read the papers and take note of recent product recalls. The same bacteria in the food recalled that can cause salmonella contamination or a bout with E. coli is in your water. This is a major reason to think about installing a water distillation system in your home.
Salmonella causes fever, horrendous stomach cramping, vomiting and bloody stools. E. coli may cause serious dehydration in youngsters and seniors due to watery bowel movements. There are several other tenacious bacteria that may cause chills, fever, pains, aches, severe fatigue, respiratory difficulty and pneumonia. It’s enough to make you want to rethink drinking that glass of water on the counter.
There is also the possibility of parasites lurking in your water, and this isn’t just in developing countries. If there has been a severe storm in your area and your local wastewater retention plant or sewage treatment facility has been breached, you can bet you’ll find lots of stuff in the water you don’t even want to think about, never mind drink. Be aware that parasites have a habit of migrating to certain spots in your body and making themselves at home. There are nine kinds of parasites you could pick up from bad water.
Contaminated water doesn’t just have protozoan creatures waiting to pounce on you or just parasites; it also has numerous viruses that may cause headaches, depression, jaundice, coughs, colds, flu, sore throats and pneumonia. If any of these abhorrent anomalies in your water gets out of control in your body and isn’t treated promptly, they may also cause death.
What do you do about contaminated water? Use distillers or install water distillation systems in your home. That is the only way to know you have safe, fresh and clean water on demand – water that has nothing in it other than what it is supposed to have in it.