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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 472323, 14 pages
Review Article

Water as the Earth’s Buffer and Immune System

A.V. Dumansky Institute of Colloid Chemistry and Chemistry of Water, National Academy of Sciences, 42 Academician Vernadskoho Boulevard, Kyiv 03680, Ukraine

Received 31 May 2013; Accepted 29 August 2013

Academic Editor: Oleksandr A. Loboda

Copyright © 2013 Vladyslav V. Goncharuk. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A comprehensive review on water as a buffer of the planet and its immune system is presented. The relationship between the quality of drinking water, the level of development of human intelligence, and its health is highlighted. The problems of obtaining cytogenetically and physiologically safe high-quality drinking water are discussed along with the problems of its decontamination. The solutions to maintain stable development of aquatic ecosystems are proposed. It is shown that tap water is the habitat of multiresistant genetically-mutated microorganisms.