Tag Archives: health

Why should people drink purified water?

(Compiled by Eugene Bezuidenhout) What do people drink? Water is the universal solvent. It is involved in every function in the body. Many people don’t drink water because they were never taught how important it is. Adults often suffer from headaches, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, limited concentration capabilities, wrinkled skin, constipation, gout and kidney stones, caused […]

pH and Drinking Water

A question often asked is what is the effect of water, with a pH lower than 7, on human health? Under certain conditions a reverse osmosis purifier will lower the pH of the permeate or purified water slightly. (This depends on the equilibrium relationship between CO2, HCO3, and CO3). To understand the effect of pH […]

Fluoride

(Compiled by Eugene Bezuidenhout) What is fluoride? Fluoride (F-) is the anion, the reduced form of fluorine, one of the halogens (as chlorine) on the periodic table. Inorganic compounds, such as sodium fluoride (NaF) containing fluorine are referred to as fluorides. Where is fluoride found? Fluoride is a natural mineral occurring in most water sources […]