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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
If tested: Generally itis safe in most modern cities but if from well water or a 3rd world country it can be risky.
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Maybe: The quality of tap water is dependent upon the geographic location and the laws governing the acceptability of certain levels of bacterial or other pa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Public health: Contact your local or state public health department to see if your water supply might be contaminated. You may need to boil or treat it before use. D ... Read More
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Floods: Floods are New Zealand’s number one hazard in terms of frequency, losses and declared civil defense emergencies. Floods can cause injury and loss of l ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Tap water in the usa is safe to drink by itself. A filter might remove a few solids but your body can handle them anyway. Note also that many bottle ... Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: In the us, generally the water is safe. Filtration may make it more so. However it is wise to remember that filtration may take away certain elements ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajiva Goyal
34 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Contact authority: Contact your authorities to see if the water is safe. Do not ever use water that you think may be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare fo ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Although is better to take medications as indicated, you may take them with milk if no other fluid is available. One exception would be if your medica ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: If you live in an area on city water& that water has an approved or superior rating it doesn't need to be boiled. As a general rule if its good en ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Where do you live?: In some areas the water consistently tests well without significant contaminants. However as we saw in Flint water crisis that is not always the cas ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Local public health: It's not possible for a distant forum doctor to know the answer. I'm sure information is availalbe from local health department or other city, county, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colleen Foos
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Tap water is safe: Generally, tap water in the USA is safe to drink. The chlorine in the water is necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria that could be harmful. So ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
H20: Would recommend calling the latest cal health department

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