Water is the greatest gift given by the nature. A man can live without food, but it cannot live without water because water plays a significant role to facilitate various functions of the body like digestion, metabolism and excretion of waste, but contaminated water or the poor quality of water is one of the serious problems in the world.
Water borne diseases, including gastrointestinal, reproductive and neurological disorders are generally occurring by drinking water contaminated with bacteria, parasites and viruses. These microorganisms passed through the feces of animal and infected people. Anyone can be affected, but pregnant women, kids, old peoples are more prone to these serious problems. Contamination may also occur due to flood waters, septic fields, and water runoff from landfills, and sewer pipes.
Various Water-Borne Diseases Are:
Polio, malaria, cholera, dengu, malaria, typhoid, anaemia, botulism, fluorosis, trachoma, hepatitis, diarrhea, giardiasis, ascariasis, trichuriasis, arsenicosis, malnutrition, legionellosis, Leptospirosis, Schistomiasis, Dracunculiasis, Onchocerciasis, Lead poisoning, Cryptosporiodiosis, Campylobacteriosis, Lymphatic filariasis, Hookworm infection, Ring Worm or Tinea, Methaemoglobinemia, Cyanobacterial toxins, Japanese encephalitis.
The one possible way to prevent the transmission of waterborne illnesses is to improve the lifestyle and practice for good hygienic behavior.
- Drinking Water
- Bathing Facilities
- Washing Facilities
Take prevention and you can save yourself, friends, family and people in your surroundings with these diseases:
- Wash fruits and vegetables before consumption.
- Only consume pasteurized dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream including fruit and vegetable juices.
- Properly cook all meat products and avoid the contact of cooked food with the raw one.
- Before and after use thoroughly clean the utensils, equipments and surfaces.
- Frequent and careful washing of hands with soap for at least 20 seconds.
- Always wash hands after handling animals and gardening.
- Always use a clean and disinfected toilet.
- Wash hands while preparing and having food.
- If are sick, then avoid cooking food.
- Drinking water should be free from contamination and avoid drinking water from the outside source like ice, tap water, lakes, rivers, ponds, springs and shallow wells to prevent risk of contamination.
- Routinely test of drinking water for Coliform and E.coli should also be done.
Spectro Analytical Lab offers all the facilities and instruments for testing quality and all the safety parameters related to water. It also provides training and assistance in this regard.