Water contamination is one of the most serious types of infection. It can affect the digestive and immunity systems of human beings including infants. We cannot control the contamination in the environment because it is beyond our reach. However, if we make the right steps in our daily lives, we are able to control it to a certain extent. We cannot ignore the Camp Lejeune incident in which many people got serious diseases such as cancer, childbirth defects and kidney problems because of using the contaminated water in cooking and drinking. Below mentioned are a few ways to stop water contamination:
Follow the rules of throwing waste materials
Every state has certain rules to collect waste materials from houses and communities including solid, dry and chemically hazardous materials. We all should follow these rules and properly throw them away in different bins. It is not a good idea to let fats, chemicals and detergents run through the sinks and toilets. These chemicals can get mixed up with the water and come back to us in the form of rains.
Don’t throw in sinks and toilets
We all have the habit of throwing food, papers, dust papers and paper goods in our sinks and toilets. They not only block the sewerage systems but also cause harmful chemicals to enter the water. It is strongly recommended to keep separate wastebaskets to throw them and give them to the collectors properly.
Using the right kind of detergents
In the marketplace, you will be able to find mild detergents that do not cause any harm to human beings. It is advised to use those detergents and refrain from using harsh cleaning agents and detergents. Moreover, you should not overuse them because the water containing these chemicals may enter the sewerage system.
Using the suitable products in your garden
If you have a passion for gardening or farming, you must make use of organic materials. Animal-based fertilizers should be preferred over chemical-based ones. It will reduce water contamination to some extent. If we use them regularly, they will enter our lives back and hamper our health.
Install the water purification system
If you want to make your family members healthy, you should get a good water purification system in your home; it will remove the harmful impurities from your water and help you stay healthy for a long time.
All you have to do is to change the way you work in your kitchen.