We are all guilty of it. Putting the kettle on to
boil water and then forgetting about it. The hot water cools down, and
consequently, we boil the same water again. This is where we run into a
dangerous scenario, something we might not have been warned about.
The composition of water changes when boiled, which
is typically a good thing as the volatile compounds evaporate and gases
dissolve. This is why it’s safe to drink boiled water.
If you have perfectly pure distilled deionized water,
nothing will happen if you reboil it. However, ordinary water contains
dissolved gases and minerals. When it is boiled for too long or is reboiled,
the chemical compounds change for the worst.
Dangerous substances accumulate instead of being
disposed. When water is reboiled, compounds amass, thus an increased risk of
consuming certain chemicals.
These harmful substances generally include arsenic,
nitrates, and fluoride. Even healthy minerals can become detrimental when
amassed; calcium salts can lead to kidney stones and gallstones when consumed
in large quantities.
The Damaging Effects Of Reboiled Water:
01: When nitrates are exposed to high heat, like
boiling water, it becomes highly toxic. High temperatures transform nitrates to
nitrosamines, which are carcinogenic. Nitrates have been linked to diseases
like leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, ovarian, colon, rectal, bladder, stomach,
esophageal, pancreatic, and thyroid cancer.
02: An accumulation of arsenic over the years may
result in arsenic intoxication which has been shown to cause numerous health
issues: cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological issues, infertility, and
developmental disorders. The World Health Organization states that drinking
water poses the greatest threat to human health because of arsenic.
03: Despite the scientifically proven dangers of
fluoride, US government insists on keeping it in the water supply. Fluoride
exposure showed damaging effects on neurological and cognitive development in
children according to data from Harvard University.