On April 7, the World Health Organization (WHO) celebrated its annual World Health Day. This year’s theme – which also marks the 75th anniversary of the WHO – is Health For All.
When the WHO Constitution was agreed by the nations of a post-war world reeling from years of conflict, it was a seismic moment for global health. It was the first time that health was recognized as a human right, with that goal enshrined in the Constitution.
A simple truth was also recognized: a healthier world is a safer world for everyone. It’s a concept that we can all carry through to our own health goals. Among the many benefits, a healthy body and lifestyle help to nurture …
Water quality is more important today than ever before – especially since the days of turning on the tap and trusting (without question) what comes out of it are gone. Even if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere that hasn’t hit the headlines over water contamination, your water might still contain unwelcome elements that can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted.
To learn more about the state of water quality testing, just look at these following bullets below:
Reverse osmosis water units are important in survival situations or in war zones where the usual water infrastructure has broken down, for example. The idea is that dirty water is pumped through a semi-permeable membrane, which removes salt, some bacteria and other contaminants.
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The good news? It works. Nearly everything is removed from the water. The bad news? That includes the good stuff — the elements we need our drinking water to contain.
That’s not a problem in the very short term. However, drinking reverse osmosis water as our main source of hydration carries a real risk of denying our bodies the essential minerals we need to thrive.