Earthen Pot Water – Still be Safe to Drink

People love to consume water with lots of ice in the summer season, because the cold water helps in quenching the thirst. On consuming this type of chilled water can only provide temporary relief from thirst and its consumption is not good for health. Whereas, water stored in the earthen pot is one of the most beneficial ways of consuming water during summer season with huge health benefits, but, the modern generation tends to ignore it and like to consume only refrigerated chilled water which negatively affect the human health. Water stored in earthen pot is healthier than the water store in any other vessel made up of steel, glass and plastic. These earthen pots contain small pores through which water seeps and gets evaporated and ultimately cool down the water stored in it.  It is highly dangerous to consume packaged drinking water after being exposed to the sun because we all are unaware of the fact that how long the water bottles are set in the packaged form. Dioxin and BPA (Bisphenol A) are the most common chemicals which are found in plastics that leach from the plastic bottle into the water and make the stored water unfit for consumption and these are the toxic chemicals which are found in cancerous tissues. On the other hand earthen pot does not release any harmful chemicals, whereas, water stored in it helps to boost our metabolism without any side effects. Earthen pots are cheap, cost effective and easily affordable by the common man thus; this raises the potter’s income as selling potteries are the only source of income for them.

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Benefits of Earthen Pot Water-

  1. Due to the alkaline nature of clay it interacts with the acidity of water, thereby provides relief from gastronomic pains by maintaining the proper pH.
  2. It helps to maintain the level of testosterone hormone in the human body.
  3. It is pleasant and gentle on the throat thus, reduces sickness.
  4. It balances the hormone level in the body.

Harmful Effects of Refrigerated/Chilled Water-

  1. Drinking ice cold water can slow down the digesting process.
  2. It shrinks the blood vessels and reduces the heart rate.
  3. It slows down the nutritional capacity.
  4. It is responsible for increasing body weight.

Therefore, stop consuming ice cold water and consume only normal water to stay healthy.

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Wi-Fi Routers – The silent killer at home

The internet has become an important part of our today’s generation because we are totally relying as well as dependent on the internet services to do various work. As internet is loaded with vast knowledge or in other words, it is the best source of education, therefore, people and students are using the internet for searching literature, entertainment and to play games. Further, people access internet for studying online and submitting an online application form even while at home without any delay and with more comfort. However, it provides all the necessary information that we need without any delay. At the time of busy lifestyle, we can easily purchase food, grocery, fruits and vegetables, shoes, clothing, ornaments, books, medicines and much more. Further, we can also hire an electrician and plumber online through different websites. Wi-Fi Internet makes our life so easy that we can easily communicate with the people who live in far places by making video calling, chatting, sending messages and E-mails instantly to the loved ones through social media sites. Therefore, most of the people, especially younger generation cannot expect a life without this technology and that’s why, experts in this field are involving at their best levels to improve this technology. But, we are not aware of the fact that wireless internet routers or the Wi-Fi modems send the signals to access internet services by using electromagnetic radiations which can negatively affect the overall health of the children or in other words, its exposure is the dangerous soup of radiations, if this wireless internet router set up in the home. The child’s brain absorbs more radiations than adults and affects the overall health as the kids have thinner skulls and skin as compared to that of adults. Today’s lifestyle is so dependent on the services of internet that the Wi-Fi routers don’t get turned off even at night and the connected routers are responsible for damaging the health due to the bad effects of radiations. It transmits the radio signals of frequency matched with the microwave ovens use to cook the food. Wi-Fi radiations responsible for sleeplessness, infertility, cellular damage to fetus, DNA fragmentation, depression, hypertension, heart palpitations, headache, poor health, memory loss and brain damage to the human body. Further, exposure to 4 G radiations, accelerate cardiac stress, changes in DNA and so leads to cancer and development of various tumors because these high-frequency radio waves disturb the natural metabolism of the human body. Now we should be attentive about the negative side effects of the technologies at home and the offices.

Wi-Fi Routers- The silent killer at home

How to reduce the exposure of Wi-Fi radiations-

  1. Wi-Fi radiation exposure reduced greatly by increasing the distance. Walls cannot stop the entry of these harmful radiations so, don’t place the Wi-Fi router in the bedroom or behind the bedroom’s wall.
  2. Exposure during night time causes the serious negative effects on the health so; the better way to get rid of these harmful effects is to turn the switch off at night.

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ARSENIC: A Well-Known Poison in Drinking Water

1- Introduction
Arsenic (As) is semi-metal of p Block, having Atomic Number 33 of Group 15 of Period 4 with Electronic Configuration [Ar] 3d104s24p3. A little amount of arsenic is found in its native condition either it is mainly found with minerals. The arsenic-containing mineral is arsenopyrite is wide spread in Earth Crust. Arsenic occurs in two solid states (Elemental form) as Grey (or metallic) and Yellow, having specific gravities of 5.73 and 1.97 respectively.
2- In Drinking Water
The main basis of arsenic concentration in ground water is arsenic-rich rocks through which the water has passed; it is highly toxic in its inorganic form. Fate of Arsenic contamination in Ground Water through the dissolution of rocks, minerals and ores, from industrial effluents and through mining wastes. In oxygenated surface waters, arsenic (V) is generally present under reducing conditions commonly, where as in deep lake sediments or in groundwater, the principal form is arsenic (III).
3- Exposure to Human Health
People are exposed to high levels of inorganic arsenic through drinking water which contains high level of Arsenic concentration, using unhygienic water in food preparation and irrigation of food crops, industrial processes, eating contaminated food and smoking tobacco.
4- Health Effect
According to Indian Standard the prescribed limit for Arsenic concentration in drinking water is 0.01mg/l to max. 0.05mg/l. Its effect on human health is both Acute as well as long term. The health effect of arsenic poisoning thickening and discoloration of the skin, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, deadness in hands and feet, partial paralysis, and blindness symptoms is shown by the patient. Whereas in case of long-term exposure to high levels of inorganic arsenic contamination are frequently observed in the skin and comprise alteration in pigment, skin lesions and hard patches on the palms and soles of the feet (hyperkeratosis) . This takes place after a minimum exposure of approximately five years and may be a forerunner to skin cancer. As well as skin cancer, long-term exposure of arsenic contamination may also lead to cancers of the bladder and lungs.Arsenic Poison in Drinking Water

5- Control and Avoidance
I – The steps towards the prevention of exposure to arsenic by the prerequisite of a safe water supply for drinking in affected communities/Habitat.
II – Installation of Arsenic Removal Units – In Centralized System or at Domestic level with ensuring the appropriate disposal of the removed arsenic. Various technologies such as oxidation, coagulation–precipitation, absorption, ion exchange and membrane techniques can be used in removal of Arsenic.