Water Purified A Pure Chemical Substance Essay

713 Words Jan 22nd, 2016 3 Pages
Water purified by means of reverse osmosis, and other demineralizing procedures is not healthy for human consumption, and the distribution of this water is unethical because of these health issues. It turns out that the purification of water removes vital nutrients and minerals, not just the toxins in the water. Water purified by reverse osmosis is in fact water in its purest form, almost 100% H2O, but that does not make it healthy for the human body, which requires minerals which can only be sufficiently absorbed by water that has not been purified. “When we drink purified water, we are consuming a pure chemical substance, H2O. Pure chemical substances of any kind are not found in nature collected together, but instead are always mixed with other substances. Because of its extreme purity, purified water absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, which makes it acidic and even more aggressive at dissolving the alkaline substances it comes in contact with.” (Purified Water and its Dangers). Because the water is pure water, it does not contain the minerals required to buffer the acidity of pure water, and when pure water is consumed by a human, it dissolves and absorbs these minerals from the human body. This can result in multiple mineral deficiencies, “The longer one drinks distilled water, the more likely the development of mineral deficiencies and an acid state.” (Purified Water and its Dangers). The world health organization has conducted multiple…

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