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More Than Half of Children Are Dehydrated, Study Says.

We recently spotted something interesting – and alarming – in What the Doctors Don’t Tell You Magazine, where you can see a regular page feature from us. Researchers for the American Journal of Public Health have found that ‘more than half’ of children are dehydrated, leading to symptoms such as irritability, headaches, poor physical performance and reduced cognitive functioning.

Dehydration an Overlooked Problem in Children, say researchers.

Boys fare worse in the hydration stakes than girls, with around 76% of them dehydrated, according to the study.

Nearly a quarter of children aged six to 19 admitted to NEVER drinking plain water at all.

We can hazard a guess as to what the problem is – the relatively cheap and certainly very easy availability of fruit juices and sugary carbonated drinks – but also, children often just don’t like the taste of tap water.

And who can blame them? Many adults struggle to keep themselves properly hydrated, with tap water often tasting chlorinated, and concerns about levels of pesticides, chemicals, traces of medications and hormones.

What’s the solution? Tears and tantrums over drinking tap water? Expensive, resource-degrading bottled water? No, we know the solution is pure water.

Help children and the elderly hydrate during hot water with plenty of water. Pure water is particularly easy for them to drink.
Pure water makes healthy levels of hydration easy, even for children.

Pure water is tap water which has gone through our patented reverse osmosis, or reverse osmosis with de-ionisation purification process. PureH2O purifiers typically install under your kitchen sink, so they’re a no-fuss addition to your home. Our advanced water purification process removes man-made and naturally occurring contaminants and impurities including chemicals, pesticides, viruses and bacteria. This produces 99.99% pure water that tastes wonderful and is odourless. This makes it far more likely your children will enjoy drinking water, and so far less likely they’ll be dehydrated.

What are the options for home water purifiers?

We have two water purifiers, with various installation options to suit the size of your home and your household’s needs. We also have water purifiers for business use, such as restaurant, bar, hotel, gym or spa.

Fill up (non-plastic) water bottles for your kids packed lunch boxes, trips out and keep one in the car during the school run to make sure they don’t get dehydrated. When they get home they’ll love adding slices of fruit. If your family loves sparkling water, then check out our Quatreau Touch 5-in-1 tap, which offers instant sparkling and instant chilled pure water from its innovative touchscreen control panel. As well as instant pure boiling, plus mains hot and cold.

How to order your water purifier and help prevent your children being dehydrated.

You can call us to discuss your family’s hydration needs on 01483 617 000, email or carry on browsing the rest of our blog and website to learn more.

* Am J Pub Health, 2015; 105: e113-8 quoted in What Doctors Don’t Tell You Magazine, September 2015


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