Have you ever watched an advertisement for reverse osmosis? It can often seem like the best water you can drink, right? Wrong. There are limitations of the reverse osmosis process that you should be aware of.
There are many unknown drawbacks to using the reverse osmosis water process to purify your water. Purified water in itself can be damaging to our health by stripping us of the healthy minerals as well as the bad. Not to mention the wastewater and requirement for electricity.
People are unaware of the limitations of the reverse osmosis process an understanding of which is important to make a well-informed decision.
1. Purified water is devoid of any minerals
While filtering water of contaminants is important for our health, RO purifiers remove all of the good minerals that are naturally occurring. Stripping your water of both the good and bad contaminants is of no use. The inherent minerals in water are critical for good health and are the foundation on which our organs function – particularly when it comes to the absorption of nutrients by the body.
2 Water Wastage is a limitation of the reverse osmosis process
In today’s world, when drinking water is becoming scarce by the day, it is criminal to wastewater, especially in the name of purification. For every 1 liter of water dispensed, RO purifiers waste approximately 3 liters of untreated water, rich in essential minerals.
3. Dependency on electricity
No electricity, no water. This is the key rule to reverse osmosis. So, if you experience troubles with your electric supply or want to reduce your electrical output, RO purifiers are not for you.
4. Complicated installation and servicing
Anytime you have problems with your RO water purifier or you want to re-install it into another location, there is a massive dependency on the service technician. Delay by technician means your drinking water is delayed.
As a matter of fact, the National Green Tribunal has directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to ban RO purifiers where total dissolved solids (TDS) in water are below 500 milligrams per liter. The Supreme Court has upheld this order and now NGT is pressing for faster compliance to this order, as it is causing severe harm to public health and the environment.
So, what’s the solution?
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