Water is truly the elixir of life. We can’t survive without it, as we need it for everything from quenching our thirst to whipping up our favorite meals. However, it’s sobering to think that not all water is created equal. In fact, over 50 different diseases can be caused by drinking water that’s not up to par. Additionally, a staggering 80% of illnesses and 50% of child deaths worldwide are related to poor drinking water quality. This is where regular water testing comes in, as it ensures that the water we drink and use is free from harmful contaminants.
Common contaminants found in water
Chemical contaminants are substances that can be found in water that can cause harm to human health. These contaminants can come from various sources, such as agricultural activities, industrial processes, and even natural sources. Some of the common chemical contaminants found in water include aluminum, ammonium, iron, chloride, chromium, and other metals. Additional testing is performed when certain industrial environmental pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) may be present. The presence of these contaminants can lead to a variety of health problems, including cancer, neurological disorders, and developmental problems.
In addition to chemical contaminants, water can also be contaminated by microbiological contaminants, such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These contaminants can cause illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting, and in severe cases, death. Proper water treatment and disinfection can help eliminate these contaminants, but regular water testing is still necessary to ensure that they are kept at safe levels.
The importance of regular water testing
So, how do we ensure that our drinking water is safe? Regular water testing is the key. Testing for main parameters in drinking water and wastewater using photometry is an effective way to determine the presence of contaminants. Photometry is a method that measures the amount of light absorbed by a substance in a water sample. This method is commonly used to test for parameters such as pH, chlorine, and turbidity.
It’s also important to use reference materials when conducting water testing. Reference materials are samples of known concentrations of a substance that can be used to validate testing methods and equipment. This helps to ensure that the results obtained are accurate and reliable.
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