If we were to rank the most unfortunate inequalities in this world, the fact that not all people have access to clean water should be on top. Although clean water is easily available in this country, the same cannot be said in many parts of the world. Because many people are used to having clean water without exerting that much effort, there seems to be a growing mentality in which they don’t really put that much value in it. As a matter of fact, the notion that water is infinite is the main culprit why people aren’t really worried about polluting it. But with the world population rapidly congesting the planet, the rate of water pollution is increasing at a very alarming pace.
Everyone must understand that once clean water intended for drinking, washing, and bathing is polluted, the environment is not the only victim. Obviously, humans are going to be the biggest casualties since we all need clean drinking water to survive.
In the U.S. alone, public water systems are responsible for treating and distributing more than 44 billion gallons of clean water every single day to homes, business establishments, public places, and schools. If you are wondering where the water comes from, give those bodies of water you see every day and the same bodies of water you don’t really pay attention to, like rivers, lakes, and streams. There are a lot of things that the water needs to undergo before it gets delivered to homes, the purpose of which is to make sure it does not contain harmful substances like bacteria, chemicals, and particulates. So, it’s fair to say that the clean and potable water we are using every day for eating, cooking, drinking, cleaning, and bathing needs to be valued the way it needs to be valued.
On one hand, many Americans feel like they’re paying too much for clean and potable water; on the other hand, millions of people in some regions in Africa and Asia don’t even have access to freshwater. This shows how spoiled we have become without realizing that the need for clean water for drinking and bathing is a dire one for some people living in the same planet. If we were to swap places with those people, many of us will never be able to survive the challenge of not having access to clean water.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot most of us can do in order to address the need for clean water for people who don’t have enough of it. However, you still can do some positive change by way of educating yourself of the risks involved in tolerating water pollution in your area. If we continue denying the alarming level over which our waters are being used as dumping ground for waste, we will soon find ourselves having to starve and thirst for clean water.…
Bongs have been around since time immemorial. Closely related to the Middle Eastern Hookah, bongs are mostly used today, especially in the United States, as a means to smoking cannabis. They have a variety of major benefits over other means of smoking the herb, giving an unusually smooth, copious and flavorful hit of smoke.
Bongs make smoking more enjoyable
With many states having passed laws making cannabis use completely legal and many more having a reputation for extremely lax enforcement, amounting to de facto legalization, more people than ever are coming to discover the many benefits of using a bong as their chief means of smoking cannabis. Those who have experienced the often harsh smoking experience associated with joints or bowl hits are often stunned by the world of difference that water filtration makes. Even those with the healthiest lungs often find themselves coughing profusely after taking hits off of unfiltered joints. Yet with bongs, the smoking experience is much more akin to inhaling an e-cigarette, vapor or steam.
This is due to the fact that almost all bongs are constructed in a way so that the smoke is forced to pass through a chamber containing water before being allowed to pass towards the user’s mouth. This gives bongs their nickname of bubblers. The smoke forced through the water by the vacuum created by the user inhaling causes bubbling. Those bubbles contain the smoke that has now been filtered through the water.
The natural filtration that the water provides removes almost all large particulates and reduces harmful carcinogens, tars and other chemicals that make the smoke harsh and can promote coughing, hoarseness and even lung dysfunction. Upon first taking a hit off of a water bong, the difference can be stunning. Even those who like to take the largest possible hits, inhaling to their lungs’ full capacity and holding the smoke in to better circulate the THC, rarely are induced to coughing when using a good water bong.
But bongs also have their downside. The water is great at filtering out harmful chemicals and particles. But it also filters out some of the THC, the psychoactive element in cannabis smoke. This means that, on average, people using a bong will have to inhale more smoke than those inhaling from a joint or bowl. However, this is more than countered by the fact that bong use has been proven to significantly reduce negative health effects, including cancer, of smoking cannabis.
Gas Mask Bong
This bong by Smokea is of the best bongs on the market. It immerses the user in the smoking environment, effectively capturing all of the smoke coming from the bong, so that none is allowed back into the atmosphere. Any cannabis smoker who has not tried this incredible bong really should. The much more intense level of high that you’ll get is instantly noticeable, with smoke recirculating until the user removes the mask. This is the ultimate party bong and is sure to be a big hit with …