No, the simplest answer to this question is no. An RO water has no harmful effect on human health. However, some experts might disagree with us because few experts believe that RO water is not suitable for human consumption.
If you are also confused about whether RO water is good or not, then this post is for you. Here in this post, we will be discussing RO water in detail. This will vanish your doubt completely, so don't skip and read this post till the end.
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Is RO Water Harmful
Before exploring RO water, let's talk about the harmful effects of drinking water containing pollutants. Water pollutant makes water contaminated and consuming contaminated water leads to the various kinds of destructive and hazardous health issues. According to WHO, globally, more than 3.4 million people lose their lives annually. And in our nation, India, this ratio is in Lakhs.
Coming back to the RO water,
RO, i.e., reverse osmosis, is an advanced water purification technology that eliminates the dissolved solids from the water, including other forms of pollutants like microbes and pharmaceutical waste. Thus overall, it makes water safe to drink. A reverse osmosis technology eliminates up to 98% of TDS from water.
At this point, few experts stretch their eyes and keep saying that RO purifier eliminates impurities and also removes essential minerals like Calcium and Magnesium. And somehow, they are right, but still, there is no way to say RO water is harmful because it still protects us from deadly waterborne diseases.
You know, Ignoring RO water is like ignoring medicine while suffering from Fever and other health issues like stomach pain, vomiting, loose motion, and others.
Do you know every medicine you consume has some side effects, little or more, don't you agree with us?
But still, we consume medicine, and even a doctor recommends that we take medicine even knowing that the medicine you consume has some side effects. Do you wonder why?
Let me tell you because it saves you from immediate health issues. Are we right?
Drinking RO water is similar to taking medicine, as medicine protects you from immediate health issues, drinking RO water protects you from getting sick from deadly waterborne disease.
Today, we ask you and all those experts who keep writing and speaking that RO water is harmful, suggest us and the globe with the better option. Your option may protect the world from all those losses, loss of people's lives, occur due to drinking of contaminated water. As discussed earlier, more than 3.4 million people lose their lives annually across the globe, and a better solution for healthy drinking water may protect those lives.
Also Read- How To Check TDS Of Water? Few Best Methods To Check Water TDS At Home
So What Do You Think? Do You Have Any Better Option?
Yeah, you might be thinking boiling water is the best option. Right?
No, boiling water is not a better option than RO water. Yes, earlier, it used to be a good option because the pollutant was not as rigid as today. We have two questions for those who believe that boiling water is a better option than RO water.
1. Can you bring pure water on a large scale?
2. Is it possible to purify water daily?
Okay. Let's assume you can boil water on a large scale daily. Now calculate the cost of LPG or electricity you use for boiling water daily regularly.
Have you done your calculation? It will cost you much higher than RO water. And it will be like bringing pure water by overexploiting other natural resources like LPG and water used for generating electricity.
If you still have any other options in your mind, suggest us your option. Your option may help us protect those innocent lives lost due to drinking contaminated water.
Also Read- Advance Water Purification Technology To Treat Contaminated Water
Final Verdict For RO Water
We do not deny the fact that RO water also eliminates essential minerals. Yes, it also eliminates essential minerals with the substance that cause severe health issues. But here, we have the option to consume those essential minerals via our diet or food.
We all know food is the ultimate source of nutrition. We think all are agree with us. Are we right?
Good, if you focus on your diet, you can consume those minerals that lack in water, but if you consume polluted water, you will have no option other than taking medicine or visiting a doctor's clinic. So call is your whether you consume RO water or tap water.
Now You Can Adjust RO Water TDS
Technology has gained innovation and creativity. And now, RO purifiers allow you to maintain your desirable TDS of the drinking water; Yes, RO user can adjust their drinking water TDS level by their own. WHO recommends that water having TDS up to 300 mg/liter is safe for consumption, so now you can adjust your RO water TDS and enjoy living healthy.
RO Water Side Effects- Let's Discuss Some So-Called Side Effects
See, as we have discussed in the above section, everything we consume has some side effects. We have mentioned that the medicine we consume may affect our health, but still, our doctor recommends us. Why?
The simple reason is that it protects us from immediate loss or danger.
Before starting structuring this article, we were performing research. Then we found some videos on the topic "RO water side effects," and the expert was trying to convince people by saying that your kidney will flush out the pesticides and other harmful chemicals present in the water.
And, Yes, they were right as our kidneys are made for this, but they don't know that high concentration of pesticides and another harmful chemicals may disturb the kidney functions that can be real trouble for the people.
While further research found that people recommend drinking rainwater as some experts believe that the rainwater is the purest water for consumption. But according to the done by National Atmospheric Depositing Program (work with the Interior's US Geological Survey), the rainwater contains a toxic chemical called PFAS.
PFAS is called Per & Polyfluoroalkyl Substance. It is extremely strong, so it does not disintegrate in the atmosphere or inside the human.
PFAS are known for causing health issues like live disorders, thyroid disease, decreased fertility, high cholesterol, obesity, hormonal imbalance, and the most dangerous & noncurable disease called Cancer.
So, it is good to conserve rainwater, but you need to consume only water treated by a water purifier.
According to the WHO report, rainwater may contain micro-organisms like Cryptosporidium Giardia, Campylobacter, Vibrio, Salmonella, Shigella, Pseudomonas, and others. These micro-organisms are dangerous and may lead to several health issues.
So, we suggest drinking only water purifier-treated water so that you can live a healthy lifestyle. These days with the advancement in technology, now you can control your drinking water TDS with the help of the MTDS regulator.
Do you know what MTDS is in a water purifier?
MTDS is a regulator that helps the user control their drinking water TDS. To know more about MTDS, click on "WHAT IS MTDS IN WATER PURIFIER."
Side Effect Of Not Drinking RO Water
In the Above Section, we have discussed many of the harmful effects of RO water; let's discuss some harmful effects of not drinking pure water.
- Gastrointestinal Problems
- Intestinal or Stomach Cramps
Note- Just because you are not experiencing sing and symptoms, it does not mean contaminated water is not harming you. It has deep and long-term side effects.
We hope that this post has cleared all your doubt regarding RO water. However, if you still have any questions, then contact us. We are waiting for your response.