Consumption and use of turbid water can lead to a public health problem – El Sol de la Laguna
Torreon, Coahuila. – After some residents of Ampliación Zaragoza Sur announced, via social networks, that they had been with cloudy water coming out of the tube for more than a month, Doctor Rubén Orona indicated that the consumption and use of the liquid under these conditions, could lead to a public health problem, so he stressed It is important to take samples to know the real situation and to be able to act accordingly.
“There are many bacteria and viruses that can cause gastrointestinal infections, in the first place, other conditions with contaminated water, it would be the presence of metals, or hydrogen, or arsenic for example, or even lead residues, and we can also find cholera bacteria,” The health professional explained.
He added that in the face of such a situation, several samples must be taken from the intakes, to determine the type of pathogen or pollutant present in the water and what could cause patients, given that gastrointestinal infection is the most important of them, which can be from moderate to severe, resulting in diarrhea Copious, severe dehydration in patients, “especially in pediatric patients, they can go into hypouricemic shock, a cardiovascular condition in the body, which can endanger the life of anyone who reaches that state.”
Not only consumption can be harmful, but also the use of turbid or contaminated water: “Wash your hands with this water, because you do not wash them well, on the contrary, you contaminate your hands and if you use it to wash your hands expensive, it can be entered through the air, mouth or Even by the eyes, and it can also be absorbed through the skin, not so much pathogens, but minerals, such as arsenic.”
In addition, if water is used to wash food, there will also be health effects, when people consume it.
Fortunately, the health regulatory team is already doing its job, Dr Orona said, taking samples to submit relevant reports to the relevant authorities, “to treat this, which could be a public health problem”.