Lime & Sunlight Naturally Purify Water, Could Solve Global Water Crisis

By Anthony Gucciardi

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Natural sunlight and a slice of lime could potentially be the answer to the global water crisis, affecting millions of individuals worldwide who do not have access to water filtration services. Found to effectively remove all detectable levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli, sunlight and lime work together as powerful disinfectants. Perhaps the most amazing part is that it only takes 30 minutes for this effect to take place, making it extremely fast as well.

The news could also prove useful for many first world citizens, who may not have access to water purification systems while traveling or even just looking to reduce their bacteria content in local water. While certainly no substitute for a powerful reverse osmosis or carbon filter with regards to the removal of heavy metals and other chemicals, the health-promoting combination can aid any water supply. In fact, adding lime or enjoying water with lemon is an extremely effective way to fight unwanted fat and boost your immunity.

On a larger scale, many countries are continually searching for ways to reduce the death toll from water-related illnesses. As a result of drinking seriously contaminated water, half of all hospital visits are a result of rampant bacteria and other water contaminants. On par with actually boiling water and other household treatments, lime and sunshine offer natural methods of combating the death toll as well as the infection rate — all at an extremely inexpensive price. Kellogg Schwab, the author of the study from Johns Hopkins University, explains:

“For many countries, access to clean drinking water is still a major concern. Previous studies estimate that globally, half of all hospital beds are occupied by people suffering from a water-related illness,” he said.

The news echoes announcements made by other nations who are continually turning to natural and sustainable alternatives in order to preserve the health and wealth of their citizens. In a monumental move, the political head of the New Zealand islands of Tokelau announced back in 2011 that Tokelau would soon be abandoning traditional energy sources (diesel, gasoline, kersone) in favor of coconut oil and sunlight. The alternative energy plan alloted 93% of the power generation burden to photovoltaic solar arrays, with the remainder placed on biofuel derived from coconuts.

About the Author

Anthony Gucciardi is an accomplished investigative journalist with a passion for natural health. Anthony’s articles have been featured on top alternative news websites such as Infowars, NaturalNews, Rense, and many others. Anthony is the co-founder of Natural Society, a website dedicated to sharing life-saving natural health techniques. Stay in touch with Natural Society via the following sites FacebookTwitterWeb

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  • sini

    Could sunlight by itself act as a water purifier or vice versa?..

  • zara

    NOT in PLASTIC!!!!! sunlight through plastic causes plastic to enter the water!!

  • Reid

    How think a slice of lime to what amount of water?

    • Rita

      Zara, this myth is not true, plastic does NOT enter the water at all, there has never ever been one test that proved that, but unfortunately, you’ve read it somewhere and people will read your comment and everyone will think its true when its not.
      The other myth is dioxin will enter the water from plastic bottles, well, dioxins are NOT used in the production of plastic bottles at all.
      Another myth is plastic have BPA, yes, but only the large bottles that are delivered to homes and offices with the number 7 inside the recycle logo have BPA, ALL hand held bottles DO NOT contains BPA, but for your reference all canned drinks have BPA and even the tetra packs have BPA even though people think they are safer.
      Even many reusable bottles have BPA which is used to stop the taste of aluminum and steel from the bottle.
      Now- where’s my water bottle… Cheers!!!

  • Ethan Trainor

    Is there a video somewhere documenting the results?

    • WlLL

      Learned first hand in microbiology that this method of water purification will only work if you can totally eliminate shadows. This is not possible with glass or plastic bottles. Plus any endospore forming bacteria or cyst forming protozoa will be back in a short time even if you did effectively sterilize the bottle of water. I agree that in areas where there is no better form of water purification than this better than nothing but it is not as effective as boiling. And a fire can be made to boil water in about every situation. This is the method that should be taught. Leaving boiled water out in the sun might help negate the recolonization of endospore forming bacteria though. That is probably a good idea.

  • millie

    do you have sources to back this up? really interesting!