9 Common Water-Borne Diseases That Will Affect Your Health Majorly

by Priti Das Marketing Executive

Water-borne diseases have always been quite common as the availability of clean water has been a problem for a long time. Nowadays, it has lessened a lot due to the presence of plastic water storage tanks in people’s homes. But there are still a lot of people who are unable to get good water, especially in rural areas. So, you should be aware of what these water-borne diseases are. Take a look.  


Cholera is the most common illness due to impure water. It causes dehydration, severe diarrhoea and upset stomach due to the bacteria that has formed in the water that we use.

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid is also among the most common diseases of water pollution. It is mainly caused by the ingestion of contaminated food and water. People suffering from typhoid will suffer from a headache, loss of appetite and nausea.


Diarrhoea is caused due to bacteria and parasites present in water. It causes frequent passage of watery stools that can cause dehydration and sometimes death in children and infants.

Gastric Flu

Gastric flu is mainly caused by calicivirus causing diarrhoea, vomiting, nausea, cramps, and fever. It is not only caused by the virus but includes other reasons too. A good personal hygiene is a must to prevent this disorder apart from continuing pure water.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A affects the liver. The common symptoms include abdominal pain, fatigue fever, nausea, jaundice, weight loss, and depression.


Malaria is caused by parasites from female mosquitoes. These mosquitoes breed in water and can spread the infection when biting a person. The common symptoms include fever, headache, and shivering.

Lead Poisoning

Water contaminated though lead from old pipes causes lead poisoning. The common symptoms include anaemia, high blood pressure, kidney disease, reproductive disorders and nervous system disorders. Change water pipes regularly to prevent this dangerous situation.


Polio is caused by a viral infection spreading through the fecal-oral route. The common symptoms include weakness followed by paralysis. It mostly affects infants and children.

Eye Infection

Washing eyes or coming in close contact with contaminated water can spread an infection to the eye that can lead to blindness.

So, be aware of these diseases and only buy the best quality plastic water storage tanks to prevent these water-borne diseases. 

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About Priti Das Innovator   Marketing Executive

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