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Reasons to Spend Money on Water Risk Assessments

Do you know that although the earth is composed of more than 70 percent of liquids, about 98 percent of that is undrinkable seawater? Most of the remaining parts are inaccessible, leaving just about 0.1% readily available for consumption.

A risk assessment is done by trained professionals to see to it that your water has no harmful chemicals and organisms that can result to illness and even death. For example, experts have sophisticated laboratory equipment to detect if there is a legionella strain. This pathogenic bacterium can cause Legionnaire's disease, which cause fatalities as it causes a severe form of systemic infection.

Here are some reasons why you should spend on these risk assessments:

  1. It can affect your health.
  2. All natural waters have some substances that are beneficial for your body; however, there are some that have no importance and are detrimental to your well-being. For example, a chemical called cadmium is naturally found in the soil. These are highly toxic; when absorbed, it can cause kidney and bone diseases when accumulated over time.

  3. You can save money from unnecessary medical treatments.
  4. When you become sick due to water-borne diseases, you can expect to experience a financial crisis. Nowadays, when doctor fees are sky-rocketing, you cannot afford to pay for your insurance and the hospital, much less be in much deeper debt because of something you could have prevented in the first place.

    Also, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), diarrheal diseases account for about 4% of the total daily cause of illnesses and are the main cause for the deaths of 1.8 million people per year.

  5. It is mandated by law under the Health and Safety at Work Act and COSHH.
  6. The government is really encouraging everyone to allocate their funds for this because a lot of studies have shown that this could prevent a number of diseases. This is most important for home or private business services because the larger public is at risk.

    If you're a businessperson who wants to increase cash flow and at the same time save some money, invest on these evaluations as soon as possible. Remember that a sick workforce can only result to a financial meltdown, leading you to consider bank loans and quite possibly, a bad credit. So, don't ignore this problem.

Because of the global scope of demand, the number of commercial investments involved with the process of distributing and recycling this precious commodity is increasing. As a consumer, you should be aware if your supplier has been adequately certified for you and your family's safety. You can browse online for details on chlorination and treatment services.

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