Purify water the old style – Copper vessels kill germs
I was cherishing the old school time vacations when we used to head towards Grandma’s house. The 30-45 days vacation would seem as if it just rolled out quite very fast than those days of schooling and busy schedules. I am sure everyone liked the place of children get together times which comes once in a year. A happy summer vacations.
Who could tend to forget the grandma’s house backyard, garden, chirping of birds, playing under tree shades and parents voicing high to get us home away from the scorching sun. All these are the times that would never return once this has passed our path. But, nothing can stop one to remember and cherish as well as share these to someone.
I was going through some regular news when I had to dash into something I had known for some time. Old news that the oldies at home have been harping about drinking water kept under copper vessels. That got me to continue reading the news that had been in store down the paragraphs in the paper. It seemed as if this news is not new for me or someone like me who had their childhood times spent with Grandma’s.
How about forgetting the new generation’s water purifiers and following grandma’s age-old principle of storing water in copper tumblers to keep away diseases like typhoid, cholera, gastroenteritis and uncontrolled diarrhea.
A team of Indo – Australian researchers has found that water, if stored in copper vessels for about 24 hours, get purified as the harmful bacteria present in it become inactive or dead. To find out if the inactive bacteria get active when someone drinks the copper treated and purified water, the researches fed this water to rats and there were no signs of any infections caused by the bacteria present in them.
As detailed that, the Copper attacks the DNA and other protein molecules present in the bacteria and causes them severer injury. This injury later leads to their inactivity and death. For these bacteria that are present in the water takes about 24 hours to die in copper vessels.
The researchers have tested the anti-bacterial effects of copper against bacteria like Salmonella, Typhi, Salmonella typhimurium, Vibrio cholera and E coli. They found that copper can kill these harmful pathogens present in contaminated water. Not to forget the copper details as stated. Copper vessels should be as pure as 95% and 5% zinc if not; these copper vessels cannot kill the harmful pathogens present in water. The whole study has been conducted with 99 % copper vessels.
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