Drinking water is one of the greatest things you can do for your health and encourage with kids. We hear it all of the time. Is it true? Well the answer may depend on the quality of your water.
Too often we take water quality for granted. The water in your home can be more harmful than healthful – especially for kids. Children have more delicate immune systems than adults, so water contaminants pose a more serious threat to the young. It starts even before they are born.
Contaminant Concerns for Children
Pregnant women need to be especially careful of the water they drink. Certain levels of some water contaminants such as lead, nitrate and chlorination by-products can be a serious threat to the well-being of unborn babies even at low levels that aren’t harmful to older children.
Parents of small children should also be aware of concerns of microbiological contaminants such as Cryptosporidium and E. coli that are more dangerous to this age group. Children who drink contaminated water can experience malnutrition, dehydration and episodes of diarrhea, all potentially life-threatening conditions for the very young.
The whole family can be harmed by Cryptosporidium, a waterborne microscopic parasite that can withstand temperature extremes and chlorination. Contaminated water poses significant health concerns and currently no antibiotics or other medical treatments effectively kill this protozoan. High levels of Crypto passed through filters and were not eliminated by water treatments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1993, resulting in the largest documented waterborne disease occurrence in U.S. history.
Concerned parents should also make sure their water is free of certain deposits that can be picked up after leaving the treatment center. Harmful contaminants like lead can infiltrate the clean water supply as it travels through aging pipes. Lead is often referred to as the No. 1 environmental health threat to children in the United States, and lead poisoning can have serious lifelong effects that include permanent brain damage.
Get Your Water Tested
The best way to ensure that water is safe is to have it tested. Kinetico’s® authorized dealers offer water analyses and can tailor treatment systems to your family’s specific needs. Aquarius Water Conditioning & Plumbing Inc. provides free water analysis testing in the northern Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Keith White, President of Aquarius Water Conditioning & Plumbing Inc. says, “We have a range of Kinetico Water Filtering products to meet the needs of young families. Because it produces bio-pure water through reverse osmosis and ultra-filtration, Kinetico’s Purefecta® water treatment system is one of the few certified multibarrier systems on the market that can claim status as a microbiological purifier according to stringent EPA guidelines. In addition to providing users with higher quality water than any other in-home drinking water treatment system, Purefecta® is more than 99.999 percent effective at removing protozoa and bacteria like Cryptosporidium and E. coli to ensure that water is free of contaminants that can make children sick.”
About Aquarius Water Conditioning
Aquarius Water Conditioning has helped to provide families, businesses and industry with cleaner drinking water for over three decades. Our family of committed staff at Aquarius Water Conditioning is dedicated to providing your family the water filtration and water treatment you need for clean, safe water 24 hours a day. In addition to our dedication to customer service, we offer Kinetico water systems, the finest water conditioning, water softener and water filtration products in the world. We have locations in Little Canada MN, Andover MN, Brainerd MN, Eau Claire WI, Hayward WI and Siren WI.
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