Updated: May 12
The importance of water for the human body cannot be undermined, as it is a highly beneficial requirement for life and sustainability. However, the quality of water that you consume plays an important part in whether it results in better health for you or becomes toxic and hazardous for you. Since water is a universal solvent, it has the properties of absorbing molecules from all kinds of elements and compounds.
In this article, we will describe how water can become impure because of certain dissolved solids, what kinds of impurities there can be in drinking water, what are the hazardous effects of certain impurities, and how water can be filtered and purified to provide quality and pure drinking water.
What Is TDS (Total Dissolved Solids / Salts)
The total amount of dissolved particles or salts in water is called total dissolved solids/salts. These dissolved particles can be organic or inorganic, including metals, ions, minerals, and other elements.
Some of these dissolved particles are harmful to your health and need to be eliminated to ensure pure, clean drinking water. On the other hand, some of the dissolved minerals are highly beneficial and need to be present in drinking water to have a positive effect on your health.
Water can absorb different types of particles and impurities through several sources as it flows through any area or sits silently in. Some of these dissolved salts can actually be beneficial for our health, whereas some of them can be highly dangerous. The exact measurement of TDS in water is very important to see which salts or particles are present in water and in what quantities so that the harmful ones can be eliminated.
The source of TDS in water can range from a variety of options such as plumbing in your home, chemicals or fertilizers, minerals from rocks in the case of water springs, and other sources. The amount of TDS in water can be measured with the help of a TDS meter. It measures the volume of water in the unit of parts per million (ppm).
According to research on longevity spring water, the recommended amount of TDS in drinking water should ideally be around min 40 ppm to 100ppm. Any level higher than 100 ppm is considered stressful for the human body and should be purified to bring its level down to around 100 ppm.
However, the TDS level should also not be lower than 40 ppm since that would mean that the water is lacking even the nutritious and healthy minerals required for the proper functioning of the human body. Any level between 40 and 100 is considered ideal whereas a level between 100 and 200 ppm requires a filtration system to remove the excess TDS.
Various Types Of Total Dissolved Solids / Total Dissolved Salts (TDS)
Some of the types of TDS that can be dissolved in water and whether they are harmful or not are discussed below:
Some of the dangerous TDS include sulphate, organic and non-organic carbon, uranium, and chloroform which can be highly hazardous to health and need to be removed from the drinking water.
Some toxic chemicals that can be part of TDS in water include chlorine, fluoride, chloride, and other similar chemicals that require elimination.
Apart from toxic and harmful chemicals, there are certain harmful bacteria that can be a part of TDS in water, including various bacteria, viruses, nitrate, ammonia, nitrite, and manganese.
Some heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, and mercury can also become TDS in water and make it highly toxic and hazardous for health.
Some good minerals that are part of TDS in water include natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, sodium, silica, selenium, and other minerals which are quite beneficial for health.
How TDS Affect Various Properties Of Water
So why is it important to periodically test TDS in water? Some of the apparent health reasons and well as others are discussed below:
High levels of TDS can be hazardous for health, especially if the TDS includes lead, copper, sulphate, and other hazardous elements.
The levels of TDS in water can affect its taste. Some types of TDS can make the water taste bitter or salty.
Cooking food with water that has a high TDS level can even alter the taste of the cooked food.
High levels of TDS in water can cause buildup and scale in pipes which can cause many problems.
What Is Fluoride In Water And How It Affects Its Properties
Fluoride is a naturally occurring element found in nature in soil, water, and foods. A certain amount of fluoride is considered beneficial for the human body, especially since it can prevent tooth decay. This is the reason why fluoride is also artificially added to water in certain communities where the natural fluoride level is low.
However, too much fluoride in the water can give rise to a number of health problems, some of which are listed below:
Too much fluoride exposure, especially in children below the age of 6 years, can result in dental fluorosis. It is a condition where visible white spots and streaks can be seen on the teeth that can make them visually non-appealing.
A serious health concern associated with too much exposure to fluoride is the damaging of the parathyroid gland. This can cause thyroid problems which, in turn, can affect the absorption of calcium in the blood and bones. The calcium in the bones can get depleted because of this, which can then make the bones weak and more prone to fractures and injuries.
Overexposure to fluoride can cause damage to the bones and joints, which can make them quite weak and susceptible to frequent injuries.
Based on certain studies, if fluoride consumption is of high quantities by an expectant mother, it can cause various neurological problems in newborn babies and when they grow up. During experimentation, such children demonstrated lower IQ levels as compared to children of the same age and showed poorer cognitive functions.
Fluoride exposure has been associated with a number of other health issues such as acne, gastrointestinal problems, cardiovascular problems, osteoarthritis, bone cancer, and other types of cancer.
A very high level of exposure to fluoride can cause fluoride poisoning that can have serious and severe outcomes.
All these negative effects associated with excess fluoride consumption through drinking water deem it necessary to remove excess fluoride from water through the process of filtration and purification in order to make it safe and healthy.
Water Filtration And Purification By Coral Pure Natural
In order to have safe and healthy drinking water, we have to ensure that excess TDS has been eliminated from it along with the removal of excess fluoride. Through the alkaline filtration system of our product, you can be assured that the water that you and your family consume is of the highest quality and safety.
Coral Pure Natural adopts the process of reverse osmosis through which total dissolved solids are removed to bring down their level so that it falls in the normal range. We use the USA NSF 58 Certified reverse osmosis filtration through which the maximum amount of harmful TDS is removed, and only the beneficial TDS remain in the water.
The beneficial TDS in the form of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium help in increasing the alkalinity of the water so that it possesses similar properties to that of natural spring alkaline water.
This water purification system also removes excess fluoride from the water, thus, saving you from its harmful effects.
Such alkaline water with a PH value between 8 and 10 is considered highly beneficial to human health. This clean, pure, and safe water serves as an antioxidant that helps increase longevity, slows the ageing process, increases bone health, and improves the overall energy and fitness of the individual.
Coral Pure Premium Natural Alkaline hydrogen water provide consistent PH between 9 to 10 throughout every filter change.