Household water dispensers were once the most popular household appliances in many families, and they also made bottled water extremely popular. Later drinking fountains can even function as ice water and hot water, which has met the drinking water needs of most people to a large extent. But bottled water is raw water after all. Is the water boiled by the water dispenser really safe and reliable?
Someone has done an experiment. The water from the water dispenser is boiled for 5 minutes. After the water is boiled, the temperature of the measured water is 81.5℃, while the temperature of the water in the electric kettle and gas stove is close to or equal to 100℃. It can be seen from the small experiment results that the water in the drinking fountain is not heated to the boiling point.
So, is drinking unboiled drinking water for a long time harmful to the human body? Nutrition experts answered in the affirmative.
Both tap water and bottled water are raw water, which contains bacteria and microorganisms. The chlorine used for disinfection in the tap water may also exist in bottled water. Therefore, when drinking water, it should be heated to boiling and then heated for 2-3 minutes, otherwise it will not be able to effectively kill bacteria and microorganisms, nor can it volatilize part of the chlorine.
In addition, the drinking fountain also has the function of repeated heating, which seems to be very convenient for drinking, but in fact it increases the nitrite content in the water. Even if it does not meet the poisoning standard, long-term drinking will cause harm to the human body.
How to use the drinking fountain correctly?
But even if some people knew the fact that the water dispenser would not boil, they accepted it, because they felt that the water dispenser was too convenient, and the benefits to them outweigh the disadvantages when they are busy at work. Then, under the premise that water dispensers are inseparable, we must find ways to reduce the hidden dangers brought by water dispensers and increase their safety. Then we must do the following three points.
1. Frequent use of drinking fountains
The water in the drinking fountain is stagnant, although it is sanitary and pollution-free, try to drink it within 15 days. Frequent opening and closing of the water dispenser is equivalent to frequent flushing of the water outlet, reducing the precipitation of scale and the reproduction of bacteria.
2. Clean the faucet and sink every week
If the faucet and sink of the water dispenser are not covered by a sealed door, they will often come into contact with the outside air, or splashed with some beverage residues, they should be rinsed with clean water and wiped dry in time, and cleaned at least once a week.
3. Clean the bucket joint every three months
The bucket and the connecting trough are also dark places where bacteria like to hide. When there is water in the drinking fountain connecting trough, the water and air will easily accelerate the growth of bacteria and affect human health. Therefore, if white or yellow scale is found at the connection tank when changing the water, it should be cleaned in time until there is no peculiar smell.
So friends who are still using water dispensers really need to maintain the water dispenser frequently and use it correctly. After all, water enters the human body directly, and it is directly related to our health. Therefore, the pros and cons of drinking fountains and whether to use the drinking fountains in the correct posture are issues that every user needs to take seriously.