Barium – its health effects on the human body
What is it?
Barium is a silvery-white metal that can be found in the environment, where it exists naturally. It occurs combined with other chemicals, such as sulfur, carbon or oxygen. It is very light and its density is half that of iron. Barium oxidizes in air, reacts vigorously with water to form the hydroxide, liberating hydrogen. Barium reacts with almost all the non-metals, forming often poisoning compounds.
Where is it found?
This inorganic chemical occurs naturally in some aquifers that serve as sources of ground water. It is also used in oil and gas drilling muds, automotive paints, bricks, tiles and jet fuels. It generally gets into drinking water after dissolving from naturally occurring minerals in the ground. Because of drilling for natural gas, barium is contaminating wells, ground and surface waters.
Short and long term effects on humans
This chemical may damage the heart and cardiovascular system, and is associated with high blood pressure in laboratory animals such as rats exposed to high levels during their lifetimes. In humans, the intake of very large amounts of barium that are water-soluble may cause paralyses and in some cases even death.
Drinking water that meets the EPA standard is associated with little to none of this risk and is considered safe with respect to barium.
Ask yourself: “Do I really need ANY amount of Barium in my water?”
Small amounts of water-soluble barium may cause a person to experience breathing difficulties, increased blood pressure, heart rhythm changes, stomach irritation, muscle weakness, changes in nerve reflexes, swelling of brains and liver, kidney and heart damage. Barium has not been shown to cause cancer with humans. There is no proof that barium can cause infertility or birth defects.
What is the BEST solution?
In listing different types of water treatment methods, the government of Nova Scotia recommends distillation as the number one choice for water treatment among the other 3 water treatment methods. Click here for more information
We concur with their choice too. It has always been the position of Pure & Secure that the human body needs pure, contaminant-free water to function at its peak. Our science and technology is simple yet effective. Water treatment should simply remove the particles that can be harmful to those who drink it. Our products mimic the hydrologic cycle. Our steam-distillation technology does return water back to its origin minus the contaminants.
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