TDS in drinking water- What it essentially means

Wondering about the concept behind TDS in drinking water? The mineral water consumed in recent times is not as pure as we would originally desire. A glass of water may be more harmful than you think if it is not suitably purified. When it comes to gaining better knowledge of TDS, then you should clearly understand what it means. TDS means Total Dissolved Solids and talks about the overall concentration of dissolved substances contained in drinking water. TDS has inorganic salts along with a smaller amount of organic matter too. Inorganic salts are comprised of the cations which are positively charged including sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Other components also include anions which are negatively charged such as nitrates, carbonates, chlorides and bicarbonates along with sulfates. The TDS level indicates the quantity of total dissolved solids that is present in water.

TDS in drinking water usually originates from channels such as sewage, natural sources, industrial wastewater, urban run-offs and chemicals in the process for water treatment along with chemical fertilizers which are used for plumbing and gardening purposes. Water is a universal solvent and may swiftly pick up impurities while being able to absorb and dissolve particles swiftly as well. Although elevated TDS levels in drinking water are not considered a technical health problem, it does lead to water gaining a more brackish, salty or bitter taste. Magnesium and calcium, two minerals majorly contained in TDS, may also lead to hardness of water, scale formation and also staining.

The TDS level should be determining consumption suitability of drinking water. PPM or parts per million is the measurement in this regard. If TDS levels stand at 1000 PPM, then it is regarded as unfit and totally unsafe for consumption by human beings. Usually, TDS levels of 120 PPM make water safe for human consumption. Anywhere between 50-150 is excellent for drinking while levels between 150-250 are good. However, 250-300 means Fair and 300-500 means Poor. Anything above 1200 means absolutely unacceptable by all means. Mineral water does not have any taste or smell so TDS level fluctuations will lead to major changes in taste and texture, leading to water becoming unfit for human consumption. Some key reasons for measuring TDS levels carefully include the taste, health (high copper/lead levels may lead to sickness) and cooking (TDS levels surpassing 1000 PPM may lead to changes in the way that food eventually tastes). Maintaining mineral water TDS levels is highly essential by all means. You should not worry about filtration and other impurities when you can readily consume Bisleri mineral water without any hassles. The ideal level of TDS that is maintained in every jar or bottle of Bisleri mineral water will ensure that your body receives all the vital dissolved inorganic and organic salts alike. The brand believes in building and maintaining trust by strictly emphasizing upon the overall purity of water. This is how Bisleri has kept its promise of purity and safety to consumers over the years.

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