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It is a precious commodity and and majority of people drink it from their tap or a water fountain. Water is essential for the body, but can also be a source of contamination if left unchecked. Particles can remain in drinking water which can be harmful to health.

What are the contaminants in water and their impact on our health?

Tap water is drinkable. But that does not mean that it poses no risk to our body. Here are the different potential contaminants that can remain in the water and their impacts on our health.


We know that too much limestone generates scale, which damages our plumbing and appliances such as irons, washing machines, or coffee makers. What about our body?

First of all, you should know that limestone is a source of calcium and magnesium. In reasonable amounts, it contributes to the good health of our bones. However, if the amount in the water exceeds 300 mg / l of water, you may experience drying effects, especially on your skin. Note that this is the only harmful effect of lime on our health and that it is not dangerous in itself.

This concentration of calcium and magnesium is the hardness of the water, expressed in ° F. Water above 30 ° F is considered very hard.


Radioactivity, pesticides or air pollution, these substances enter groundwater and then end up in our glasses. Much more harmful than lime, drinking polluted water can, in the short term, cause recurring headaches, irritation or burning sensations.

In the long term, the consequences can be serious and result from the onset of cancer, acute poisoning or even endocrine disruption.


Naturally present in the environment, nitrates are also generated by industrial, agricultural and urban activity. Easily introduced into water, these nitrates, transformed into nitrites during chemical transformations, can have serious consequences, especially for infants, pregnant women and the elderly.

Nitrites prevent the blood from properly oxygenating our cells, hence the “blue baby” syndrome.

The nitrate level should not exceed 50 mg / l of drinking water.


It is widely used to disinfect water and prevent the growth of bacteria. But if it is insufficient or overdosed, chlorine generates chloramines, which cause adverse effects such as the onset of asthma, allergies, irritation and even cancer.

It is through the acidity of water that we can detect the presence of chlorine.

Control of our water ?

All drinking water in the cities is controlled but residues nevertheless remain.

Know that you can control your water yourself. First, smell your water. An odor of bleach can reveal an excessive presence of chlorine if this odor is very present. On the other hand, a stale or musty smell of water should alert you to the cleanliness of your water. Your pipes or insufficient chlorine may be the cause.

The taste of water is also an effective indicator. For example, water with a salty taste is potentially overloaded with sulphates or chlorides. Like the smell, excess chlorine will taste like bleach.

Finally, the visual appearance of water can be indicative of a number of factors. Observe your water in a glass that you put in the light. If you notice orange particles, it may be due to the condition of your pipes, for example. The cloudiness of the water will let you see if it is loaded with calcium.

Why not filter your water ?

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The water filtration system that removes all the elements that may remain in drinking water.

To make sure you are ingesting clean water free of impurities, it is best to use a drinking water filter. Through a filtration system, this will make the water softer and healthier.
At Nikken we use the Pimag Waterfall which uses a gravity system to filter the water. By gravity, the water circulates through the filter and then ends up in the completely filtered lower tank.
It is a simple system that does not require electricity and ensures a certain result. The filtration tests were carried out in the laboratory.

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