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Be good to your body, give yourself healthy skin. Get a whole house water softening system. The research of medical experts should inspire you toward this conclusion. “What medical experts?” you might ask. Who might very well be the definitive source on health throughout the world? The National Institutes of Health (NIH). If you have been suffering mystery health conditions, here’s what the NIH has to say about how hard water and skin issues, as well as overall health, are linked together:
What Is Hard Water
Hard water contains high levels of minerals, like calcium and magnesium, in ionic form. Dissolved metals may also be present like aluminum, iron, barium, manganese, strontium and zinc. Other substances, like sodium and potassium, that are often present in water that is not considered hard, may interact with these other ions to produce carbonate or non-carbonate hardness. But what does all of this mean?
Metal caused hardness in water creates alkalinity. This means that compounds, like carbonate, hydroxide or bicarbonate, neutralize acids that are present. This type of hard water can easily be treated with actions like boiling. It is considered a temporary condition of hardness.
When hardness is created by minerals such as calcium and magnesium, the hardness is permanent. This water is quite often formed naturally when ground water percolates through deposits of these minerals in rock layers like limestone or dolomite. This type of hardness is linked with a variety of health issues and can hinder you having healthy skin.
Why Is Hard Water Bad
There are some medical opinions that claim hard water is not bad for you and can, in fact, be a supplementary source of calcium and magnesium. However, explore beyond these opinions. Although calcium and magnesium are, indeed, necessary and beneficial minerals for optimum health, salt is a real bad guy. And it’s the high levels of salt, along with magnesium, present in hard water that wreak havoc with your health. Here is what happens if a person over-consumes hard water or experiences physical over-exposure to their skin:
Hyper-magnesium that causes diarrhea.
Elevated risk of cardiovascular disease.
Increased risk of these types of cancer: gastric, colon, rectal, pancreatic, esophageal, and ovarian.
Higher rate of infant mortality.
Malformation of fetal central nervous system.
Increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Development of eczema.
Possible contribution to the development of kidney stones.
Link to stillbirth and other reproductive health failures.
In other words, don’t expect your local municipality to do anything to soften the public water supply. You will have to do it yourself with a water softening system. And, if you are sourcing a private well, hard water is entirely your responsibility. The best option is to install a system that affects the entire household’s water supply, filtration at your home’s primary water delivery point. This makes it convenient to protect yourself whether you are cooking, showering, washing your hands, or simply getting a refreshing drink. So, please contact us. Our water softening system experts will help you help yourself.
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