We know that boiling water helps purify it of bacteria, viruses and other living organisms. What you might not know is, it’s only a partial solution. While high temperatures kill microbiological organisms, it does not kill a wide variety of chemicals because evaporation concentrates the contaminants. This presents potential risks especially dangerous when using untreated tap or well water to make formula for infants.
Another danger our small children face is bathing in warm tap water. In the shower and bath, when water is heated, they are overexposed to chemicals that are inhaled and absorbed through the skin. With inhalation and dermal exposure, virtually 100% of the contaminants are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. In 1991, the EPA concluded that the average person absorbed more contaminants from bathing and showering than from drinking polluted water. Researchers believe the surface-area to body-weight ratio of toddlers and infants increases the rate of dermal absorption. Warm water only accelerates the already increased dermal absorption becoming a danger to the child. Over time these contaminants may cause health issues for the growing child.
Another issue is film residue left on the child’s skin from the combination of hard minerals in water combining with soap products can trap bacteria. This causes skin issues such as diaper rash, cradle cap, eczema and other uncomfortable irritations.
Is washing your baby’s laundry in contaminated water; the soap scum can cause the material to irritate their sensitive skin.
Learn about ways you can insure your home has the softest, purest water available. Call for a consultation about Best Water Solutions many purification systems and services.
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