Can Pregnant Women Bathe In Water Containing Iron And Water Purifiers?
.. home using pool water containing iron .. is it safe for pregnant women to bathe with water that is given water purifier
Hello Sri Fahmi,
According to the Regulation of the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia, there are several requirements for the quality of clean water, namely:
physically odorless and tasteless
chemically, some compounds do not exceed the maximum specified level. in this case the iron does not exceed 1 mg / L. In addition, the pH of water is in the range of 6.5 - 9.0. As for rainwater, the minimum allowable pH is 5.5.
microbiologically, the amount of fecal coliform is not more than 10 per 100 ml (piped water) or 50 per 100 ml (not piped water)
radioactivity, maximum alpha activity of 0.1 Bq / L and maximum beta activity of 1.0 Bq / L
If the iron content in your pool water does not exceed the specified limit then you do not need to worry. Conversely, if found an amount of iron in a high enough level, it should be of particular concern. The iron content in water that is used for swimming or bathing will only be very little absorbed through the skin so if you see the effect directly and quickly it can be said to be absent. However, considering that Fe is a heavy metal, there is a risk.
Some of the risks that are most likely to occur are blockages in the skin pores that if they occur continuously can trigger eczema and acne. for that also pay attention to whether there are changes in your body, whether there are complaints such as itching of the skin, redness or other complaints.
that's all, hopefully it's enough to answer.