Hard water is defined as water with high levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium particles. It could also have trace amounts of other minerals in it. If there are more than 60 milligrams of mineral particles per liter in water, it is considered "hard water".
Since water is a natural solvent for calcium and magnesium, hard water is extremely common. Water dissolves minute amounts of minerals in the ground as it passes through soil and rock. These minerals are retained in the water, which hardens it.
Having hard water isn’t just an inconvenience- it’s a health hazard. To help you on how to treat your water. Here’s what you should know about hard water, including the health risks it can have on both you and your home.
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There are no health risks associated with drinking hard water. Drinking water that is “very hard” (100 milligrams per liter) is not considered harmful to one's health. In fact, because calcium and magnesium are essential components of a healthy diet, drinking it can have minor health benefits. Though it may taste bad or look strange it is a major source of calcium and magnesium in your diet.
Several studies have reported that calcium and magnesium in drinking water have a dose-dependent protective effect when it comes to cardiovascular disease. There is also some evidence that calcium and magnesium in drinking water may help protect against gastric, colon, rectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer, and that magnesium may help protect against esophageal and ovarian cancer. Hard water may also serve a protective role against atherosclerosis in children and teens.
Hard water consumption over an extended period of time has been linked to kidney dysfunction. This dysfunction can lead to a variety of other serious problems. With the risk of serious diseases associated with hard water, it's more important than ever to avoid it if you want to stay healthy.
Hair and skin can be harmed by hard water in two ways. One, when you use it to wash, it tends to leave behind "soap scum." When the ions in the calcium and magnesium particles combine with the soap, this happens. Soap scum is a clingy, sticky residue that clogs pores on the skin and scalp. Because clogged pores are unable to release their natural oils, acne and eczema can develop.
Because hard water is coarse, it can irritate your skin and hair. Although the minerals in the water aren't large or rough enough to scratch you, they do cause some friction. This friction can wear away at your hair and skin, causing it to become distressed and dry over time. Bathing with it can cause a drier scalp, dry or broken skin, and skin or scalp discomfort.
There are different solutions to different problems, but there’s only one perfect answer to all your hard water issues. That would be trusting NaturalSOF Network.
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Our technology removes things like calcium, magnesium, and iron from your water as it comes in from the source. It’s an investment that could save you headaches as well as money.
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