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Randallstown, MD
A 18-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to drink tap water while pregnant? will it harm the baby ? will it effect fetal development in any way? is bottle water better to drink?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Tap water is fine: In the United States -- every community, every state -- tap water is entirely safe, in both pregnant and non-pregnant persons. Many people prefer bottled water, but the only rational reason is taste: if you like it better and can afford it, use bottled water. But assuming no special contamination issue -- which the health department and media would publicize -- tap water is entirely safe.
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