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Diseases that can be transmitted through drinking water

We drink about 150,000 liters of water in the course of our lives. That’s quite a lot, if you think about it. And as we drink our water day in, day out, we also consume many different substances in that water, some of which can cause serious diseases.

Bacterial resistance, allergies

Pharmaceutical residues can get into our drinking water because we pass the bulk of the medications we take through our urine. This passes into the sewer systems and eventually into rivers, lakes, or groundwater

Hormonal imbalances, infertility

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (natural and artificial estrogens, industrial chemicals, pesticides) excreted in human and animal waste can get into the groundwater and disrupt our hormonal balance

Diarrhea, vomiting, fever

Fecal bacteria and parasites are found even in natural springs whether in the mountains or in the valleys as well as in city water lines

Severe pneumonia (legionellosis)

In those parts of water lines where water has a chance to stand, the Legionella bacteria can multiply freely. Hot water systems are especially optimal for their growth.

Organ and tissue changes

Caused by pesticides that enter the groundwater

Infectious diseases, inflammation

Infections can be caused by viruses in our drinking water. Pseudonomonas aeruginose in the cold water coming from groundwater supplies can cause inflammation and cysts.