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Hard Water and Its Negative Effect on Health

How Hard Water Can impact Your Health

When you utilize hard water, you may notice some changes in your skin and other body features. However, what you may not realize is how your health and home can be horribly affected. Most people who are well informed about these negative effects of hard water on health ensure they seek out a water softener as soon as they discover hard water in their homes in order to avert these negative impacts.

I am sure you are reading this because you have little or no knowledge about the side effects of hard water on human health, and you are curious to know some. So, here are they:

The Health Impacts of Hard Water

It’s not only pretty difficult to utilize hard water; it can be so injurious to human health as well. When you are regularly exposed to the density of minerals in hard water, you are very prone to the ill health effects associated to its consumption. Several organs in the body can be affected when there is a high level of magnesium and calcium, and this is where health failures start from.

Increment in the risk of cardiovascular disease is one of the most severe effects of hard water. According to several international studies, drinking hard water can lead to both high blood pressure and heart disease. There is an increased risk of reproductive failure in adults. Also in children, retardation in growth has a correlation with hard water. People who drink hard water are also susceptible to an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Esophageal, ovarian, colon and gastric cancer risks increase with hard water. As if these health failures are not enough, drinking hard water has also been associated with neural diseases and diabetes over the years.

Skin Problems Associated with Hard Water

Skin irritation is one of the noticeable effects of hard water. Hard water has been linked to be one of the causes of eczema in children. Skin dryness and even bumpy or hard patches of skin brought about as a result of dryness of the skin, and irritation from hair and skin products are noticed by people who bathe with hard water. Cleansing products that are utilized while showering do not dissolve well in the water as a result of many minerals that a present in hard water and this can consequently result to skin irritations when they do not rinse off the skin well.

However, the good news is that the utilization of water softener can assist in getting rid of some of the minerals dissolved in water. This will definitely make the dissolution of soaps and shampoos in water an easy task, thus; rinsing cleanly from the skin.

If you are still having problems with hard water in your home, do not wait any further, contact us today at Aspen Water Solutions for an evaluation and a cost effective solution!

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