Why Risk Gut-Wrenching Water Poisoning When It’s so Easy to Avoid

Why Risk Gut-Wrenching Water Poisoning When It’s so Easy to Avoid

An estimated 40% of travelers fall sick with gastro poisoning, losing anywhere up to 4 days from their holiday. Imagine being on your dream holiday and coming down with diarrhea, vomiting, and severe cramps – imagine if it was one of your children – all because you didn’t avoid risky foods or use a simple Sure Aqua products water filter.

Wide-Spread Water Poisoning Issues

Healthy drinking water is vital to our health. Each country has its own protection authority monitoring drinking water quality, but how effective these agencies can be in detecting and removing pollution in water systems depends on the resources made available to them, environmental issues, and the level of industrial and farming controls.

More People dieing form water diseases than Covid-19

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Water poisoning very often comes from PBTs (persistent, bioaccumulative toxic chemicals), possibly more commonly known as the organochlorines – industrial agents including the extremely harmful dioxins.

 Water poison can originate from farming and suburban run-off in the form of pesticides and other hazardous chemicals, while asbestos fibers, heavy metals, organic and inorganic sediment, and water lead poisoning are all severely damaging the environment and threatening our health.

 It’s not only man-made substances that cause poisoned water sources. That clean, flowing stream you’re drinking from could contain naturally occurring contaminants that are poisonous to our bodies, such as e-coli and parasitic cysts.

 Dysentery is worldwide but plagues developing countries. Spread by poor hygiene and through water poisoned by human sewage, the bacilli penetrate and ulcerate the intestine, causing debilitating blood-stained pussy diarrhea.

Sources of Healthy Drinking Water

Though bottled water may first spring to mind, when even the World Health Organization is warning of possible health complications from the transportation and storage of bottled water*, you have to sit up and take notice.

In Western countries, while tap water is generally healthy, environmental factors such as drought or flooding, or mishap at the water filtration plant, or pipe corrosion, may result in poisoned water. It’s not unheard of for the residents of even significant cities to have to boil their water due to parasitic infiltration.

In one major U.S. city, reportedly 400,000 residents became ill through swallowing Cryptosporidium oocysts. From the oocysts, the parasites emerge, as with Giardia cysts, to live and reproduce inside the small intestine causing severe, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, and fever.

Sure Aqua Water Filtration is 10 Times Finer

Sure Aqua filters out e-coli, parasitic protozoa, and other forms of bacterial poison. Hot water and brackish water are the only exceptions for not using the Sure Aqua products.

The Sure Aqua products are so effective because the microfiltration membrane is 10 times finer than the smallest microbe and for the virus’s products 5 times smaller.  It provides an excellent state of mind knowing the drinking water is safe and high quality and gives you confidence  as you travel overseas or go camping in your own home.

 Why would you let water-based poisoning ruin your holiday when it’s so easy to avoid?


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Activated Granular Carbon

Activated Granular Carbon

Activated Granular Carbon: An Ancient Filtration System

Activated granular carbon is more than just a filtration system: it’s an ancient tradition. Activated carbon was used as far back as 1500BC when Egyptian doctors used it for medical purposes. Later, in World War One, the Allies used activated granular carbon in gas masks. Today, however, activated granular carbon is mostly used for water filtration systems.

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Activated granular carbon filters are made from natural materials, usually consisting of coal and charcoal. Essentially, carbon is an extremely powerful absorbent, and a basic filter for large sized contaminents. Due to its porous properties, activated granular carbon is one of the most effective methods of removing organic materials. Activated carbon has limited filtering capability allowing some bateria and virus to pass through crushed activated carbon. Heavy metals, nitrates, and iron have different properties.

Activated carbon removes water bourne contaminants for two fundamental water cleansing processes. It enables as a catalyst as well as an absorption. The absorption uses the positively chared ion in the activated carbon t attract the negative ions of the organic contaminants. This is why there is a limited lifespan of activated carbon and become ineffective after a reasonable short period of time. The catalytic reduction aspect of the process reacts to naturally occurring chloramines, chlorine and other residual disinfectants

Activated granular carbon filtration systems work in two ways: adsorption and catalytic reduction. The absorption process is simple. Organic compounds are absorbed into the carbon filter, purifying the water. The higher the level of carbon, the better the filtration system works, and the fewer microns of water will slip through. Activated granular carbon can filter to as many as 20 microns or as few as 0.5 microns, so the effectiveness is dependent on the particular filtration system.

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Any residual pollutants that aren’t removed by adsorption may be removed by catalytic reduction. The catalytic reduction can reduce or even remove residual disinfectants like chlorine. In simple terms, a chemical reaction occurs whereby electrons are transferred from the activated granular carbon surface to the residual disinfectant. In other words, the negatively-charged contaminant ions are attracted to the positively-charged activated carbon.

Just do you want to know how good it is as a filtration system? Fair enough. Activated granular carbon can reduce bad tastes and smells, and does improve the quality of the water. While it’s great for some things, but isn’t reliable as a primary home filtration system or travel water system.

Often, activated granular carbon is used as a pre-treatment before reverse osmosis filtration, effectively removing organic products, giardia, and cryptosporidium. Reverse osmosis involves pushing water under high pressure through a membrane to trap all the contaminants. Although it does effectively remove contaminants from the water, it does it almost too well, removing everything and often affecting the taste.
Although both activated granular carbon and reverse osmosis will provide access to clean drinking water, neither are perfect.

It is more reliable to go for a microfiltration system, like Sure Aqua. Unlike reverse osmosis, microfiltration is completely sustainable: no water is wasted, no electricity is expended and no chemicals are used.

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