Our ancestors always used to boil water before giving it to children or sick people. The simple reason being water when boiled kills germs and protects us from diseases. But how many of us know the right way to boil water. Just boiling it at 100 degrees Celsius will not serve the purpose. Let it boil for 2-3 minutes and allow it to cool at normal temperature.
Only then it is fit for drinking. But still the question arises…is it the purest form? No, the answer is No. It still contains the contaminants, metals, impurities and high TDS level. Then what should be done.? See, if you have no alternative then go for it but if you have any good water purifier installed at your home the prefer that. There are various reasons for saying this. Let’s ponder over some of them:
- Drinking boiled water does not make it 100% safe from health point of view as it does not completely remove germs, viruses or bacteria. If you are using bore well or hard water, it has high amount of TDS. Just boiling the water will not bring down TDS. So, make sure that you drink water with permissible TDS limits.
- If you water contains some heavy metals like lead or arsenic then boiling the water will not remove them. Using RO water purifier will make sure that these heavy metals are filtered down as waste through their trong membrane pressure technology.
- Studies have shown that if you keep drinking water mixed with harmful chemicals like pesticides or chlorines continuously, it might impair your nervous system as well as cause life threatening diseases like cancer. So, it is very important to remove these chemicals through UV rays technology in RO water system.
- Also, the bad taste and Odor that your potable water gives sometimes can be removed. Sweetness added to water through carbon membranes in RO water system.
There are so many brands of RO water available in market. Some even boasts of superior technology to others. But you must do a quality check for your house water regarding its TDS level. Normally, the water from Municipal Corporations have TDS levels in the normal range but if you are using ground water or bore well water then it must be checked for TDS above 200. Use Mineral RO+UV water purifier for this as it can remarkably bring down TDS levels. Also check for your family size. If you are 4-5 members in family, go for 5-8 liters storage capacity water filter but if you have family size of more than 8 people, go for 10 liters of storage water purifier. Also check the brand that gives you best service and maintenance.
In a nut shell, keeping all these points in mind will make your family safe and healthy.