We can think of the worst scenario that could strike mankind, and the first thing you can think of in order to survive is if you have water with you. Think about how many people in the world have the same thought about how important water is, we even have people from other countries fight over a drop of water and some of them get killed because of it. Seriously? Water is a universal demand and should be stored properly in every home for safe usage.
Over time, people have developed ways to contain them, after we discovered how un-earth them from the ground below, the need to stock water in every household was realize and from there, the business of water storages, containers and tanks went sky-rocket. The demands were meet but the realization of their harmful effects due to the kind of materials they were made was a bit late to be discovered.
There are about 20,000 plus chemicals can be found in a plastic container (that is according to a research). Majority of these chemicals are harmful to human if exposed, we’re not talking about the magnitude of their effects to us but still a low level of exposure is still an exposure.
Safe water storage
Water should be stored in a UV-resistant, food-grade plastic container or in metallized bags. Traditionally, water storage barrels are blue. The reason for this is that the blue color limits light exposure and biological growth (bacteria and algae) and also signifies that what is stored in the container is safe for human consumption.
The safest containers to hold water in are polyethylene-based plastics, or plastics #1, #2, and #4. Most water barrels are made out of plastic #2 and are BPA-free. If you are in doubt, check with the manufacturer before making the purchase, especially if the water is going to be used for drinking.
Harmful water storage
Did you know that water should not be stored on bare cement including the cement on the floor of your basement or garage? The reason for this is that plastics absorb flavors and odors from chemicals and liquids spilled on the floor and …
The secret to a healthy living does not lie on the food that we eat alone, water contributes so much and sometimes the definition of “clean water” does not point out on where you drew it but how you contained it.
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