The Importance of Water


The human body is made up of approximately 70% water. This water is used by our body for various purposes and must be replaced on a regular basis. Water is essential for survival... An average person may survive 60 days without food, but will die within 2 – 3 days without water.

The old saying tells us “You are what you eat”. Perhaps, it should also say “You are what you drink”. Good quality drinking water enhances our health and decreases chances of diseases and illnesses in the long term. Consuming unpurified water places extra strain on the organs in your body, as it forces them to act as a “purifier” to remove the unwanted and potentially harmful contaminants that are present in the water. Long term exposure to these unwanted contaminants, even in small doses, can result in health issues and severe illnesses.

There are many potential unwanted substances and contaminants that can infiltrate your drinking water between its source and your home.

Chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant in our everyday drinking water. It is added to drinking water to kill harmful bacteria, viruses and other micro-organisms.Whilst the benefits of chlorine are clear, there are also a number of unwanted side effects of chlorinated water.

Apart from altering the tase and smell of water, chlorine can also react with materials dissolved in water, such as natural organic matters, to produce undesirable chemicals/organic compounds, called \"disinfection by-products\". The most commonly known group of these disinfection by-products are called Trihalomethanes (THM), which are believed to be carcinogenic or cancer causing.

According to the World Health Organisation\'s (WHO) regional office for Europe , at present, risk from contaminated water supplies outweighs the risk to health from chlorine. However, there is still a risk to your health from long term exposure/consumption of chlorinated water. Thus, removing chlorine from our drinking water with Cleansui Water Purifiers will be beneficial to our overall health and wellness.

Treated water is also temporarily stored in clear water tanks in the waterworks before it is sent into the distribution system, or stored in large covered service reservoirs sited on high ground, as reserves. The distribution system is made up of a large network of mains of various sizes and types. Materials used for these pipes are namely ductile iron, cement, steel, copper, stainless steel and unplasticised PVC pipes. During this storage and distribution stage, any number of unwanted substances can contaminate your drinking water. Such contaminants can include bacteria, lead, mould, iron, pesticides and algae.

Wear and tear on your household pipes, plus dirt/rust accumulated at your tap further enhances the need for a point-of-use water purification system like Cleansui.

With Cleansui, you can ensure that undesired substances in your drinking water are removed, and that healthy minerals in the water are retained, leaving you with a glass of clean and tasty water- every time.

  • Boiling water removes oxygen which is essential for the human body. Cleansui\'s water filters only remove harmful substances, retaining oxygen and healthy minerals.
  • Boiling only kills some bacteria and the remains of these germs can become a breeding ground for other germs that already exist in the human body.
  • Boiled water only removes live disease germs, but leaves bacterial soil for the growth of other bacteria. Cleansui filters remove ALL bacteria.
  • Boiling eliminates only some of the chlorine present in water, whilst Cleansui filters remove all traces.
  • Boiling water requires consumption of energy (eg. electricity or gas). Cleansui\'s filtration process does not require any energy consumption.

  • Current regulations for bottled water offer little assurance on water quality or source of water.
  • According to a four-year study by the Natural Resources Defence Council in the USA , bottled water is not necessarily cleaner or safer than most tap water.
  • The study included testing of more than 1,000 bottles sold under 103 brands.About 22% of the tested contained contaminants.
  • Some of these contaminants, if consumed over a long period of time, could be carcinogenic or cause other health problems.
  • The environmental impact of bottled water production is monumental.
  • Cleansui is more convenient, provides higher water quality and costs a fraction of what bottled water costs.