10 Detrimental to Lethal Water Impurities
Despite the advance state of the Singaporean economy, certain dangers can still persist in the nation. One of these is water pollution due to the presence of different types of impurities. Ten of these impurities are discussed in this article.
Microorganisms. Bacteria, viruses, algae and even moulds; these microorganisms when transported via the distributing water system can result to diseases like diarrhoea and other digestive ailments. Ingestion of water with live microbial cells can lead to such diseases but the more deadly event happens when toxins are produced by these microorganisms. Oftentimes, when microbial toxins get into the bloodstream, acquisition of singapore casket services is the usual end result.
Heavy metals. Poisoning due to heavy metals like Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Copper and Arsenic is a serious threat in North America. In fact, a significant portion of the annual deaths are attributed to the victim’s ingestion of heavy metal-contaminated water. By comparison, heavy metal poisoning is a rare in event in Singapore but almost always leads to the notification of funeral services in singapore when observed.
Hard metals. Hardness of water is the measure of the amount of Calcium and Magnesium ions in the water. These impurities result to lime scales accumulation inside the kettle wall after boiling water. Also, water hardness lessens the surfactant property which means that one needs to use higher volume of detergent to clean a surface using hard water.
Human waste.Garbage and defecated materials are the primary human wastes that pollute water sources. Especially in urban areas with informal settlers, these waste materials are not only eyes sores but also serve as breeding ground of microorganisms, insects and animals.
Animal waste. In the rural areas, waste materials from livestock seeps into the rivers and results to water pollution. This contamination is also increased when cattle or goats are washed in the water body.
Dirt, dust and clay. These materials get into the water body through runoff or other natural processes. The presence of dirt, dust or clay on the water creates haziness and potential danger to humans.
Colloids. Colloidal particles are relatively smaller than dust or clay but have the capacity to contaminate drinking water. Colloids include aerial particles that settled on the water and may carry harmful bacteria or toxin.
Radioactive waste. A radioactive material like Radon naturally gets into bodies of water through effluence. When mixed with drinking water, radioactive materials at high levels can lead to cell death, dilation of the blood vessels or tumour production.
Chemical residues. Chemicals such as Chromium, Barium, Selenium and Fluoride, through effluence, can also pollute the water bodies. The amount of these chemicals on the water is computed in parts per million (ppm) bases. This task is accomplished by environmental experts. If not properly attended, chemical-contaminated water can result to skin rashes, dryness of the hair and other related damages depending on the severity of the situation.
Dissolved gases. Nitrogen, Oxygen and Carbon dioxide are common gases which can be found in dissolved and non-dissolved state. Biological processes result to the dissolution of these gases in the water body. Unfortunately, over-exposure of dissolved gases to the human body can result to significant medical damage.
Different types of water impurities can affect the quality of the water. It is therefore the task of the national government to protect its citizenry from these kinds of pollution.