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.

Earthen pot water testing

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.

Spectro Analytical Labs have fully accredited facilities for testing water quality that contains various chemicals and pollutants. It also provides training and assistance in this regard.

Leaded Fuel- A Threat to Human Health

 Adulteration of transport fuel may be defined as the illegal or unauthorized addition of cheaper substances/ by products/ waste products into the petroleum products for some monetary benefits. These unwanted chemicals are known as adulterants when added intent ally degrade and change the quality of the transportation fuel and have become the biggest problem in the country. Lead (Pb), a heavy metal (toxic) creates pollution and also very harmful for the environment as well as human beings. Leaded petrol means petrol is adulterated with lead (a carcinogen). Tetra ethyl lead was added in petrol/ gasoline in order to boost the octane number means lead helps in preventing the fuel from early combustion. It seriously affects the central nervous system, kidneys and brain of the human body when absorbed. Kids are more prone to the carcinogenic effects of lead than adults. The susceptibility of petrol to combust produces vibrations and noise in the engine of the vehicle known as knocking or pinging. To protect the engine from knocking, earlier petrol companies added lead to the petrol however, it strongly damaged the engine and the atmosphere too. Later, the government has banned the leaded petrol due its carcinogenic effects. Removal of lead from the petrol is known as unleaded petrol. Now a day’s unleaded petrol is available for public use. New additives have been arriving in the market in order to protect the environment and knocking in the engine from the harmful effects of leaded petrol.

A threat to human health

Harmful Effects of Leaded Petrol-

  • Children are vulnerable to absorb 4–5 times more than adults because they ingested higher lead (per unit body weight) through the skin and gastrointestinal tract.
  • It also affects pregnant females by causing miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth and low birth weight and minor malformations.
  • Its long term absorption can lead to anemia, respiratory problems, cardiovascular diseases, kidney damage, and neurological disturbances such as headache, irritability, lethargy, convulsions, muscle weakness, paralysis, male infertility and even cancer.

Leaded petrol causes malfunctioning of the engine, failure of components and safety problems. It also increases the emission of toxic and harmful substances like hydrocarbons (HC), carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), particulate matter (PM) in air, whereas, unleaded petrol will allow for the introduction of catalytic converters that will reduce the emissions of toxic substances by 90% and extend the life of engine from 1.5 to 2 times. Catalytic converters by using a chemical reaction changes the harmful pollutants like carbon dioxide and other harmful hydrocarbons to CO2, nitrogen and water. Tetra ethyl lead has a tendency to clog up these converters and making them non functional. Thus, unleaded fuel became the best option for any car with a catalytic converter.

Spectro Analytical Lab provides all the facilities and instruments for testing the quality of  petroleum products. It also provides training and assistance in this regard.