In masses of water, we can see fish, plants, and particles of different sizes in plain sight; but there are also many particles and substances of microscopic size that are invisible to our eyes. Due to the impact these can have on our health, Team Salud brings you some precautions you can take to make sure you don’t get sick from contaminated water.
According to water.org 1 out of every 9 people lack access to clean drinking water.
Water can contaminate everything it comes in contact with, like food and utensils, favoring the spreading of diseases not only through the water, but also through the food we eat, from person to person, and from animals to humans.
Some of the things we can do to avoid getting sick from contaminated water are:
- Avoid raw fruits and vegetables grown in lands that have been watered or contaminated with residual water.
- Do not ever eat fish or seafood that is raw or undercooked, particularly if you suspect it may come from contaminated water.
- Wash, dry and store utensils in safe places.
- Do not swim in waters that may be contaminated nor come in contact with stagnant water.
- Do not allow children to play in waters that may be contaminated, or with toys that have been in contact with them. In which case they must be disinfected.
Make sure to avoid tap water in places you haven’t visited before. Even if it is not contaminated, the composition different from the one you’re used to may make the water to set you wrong. If you’re not sure about the quality of the water, and have no choice, make sure to boil it, and add two drops of chlorine for every two liters of water.
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