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Can Pregnant Women Drink Tap Water
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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. Do not use water that could be contaminated to wash dishes, brush teeth, prepare food, wash hands, or make ice or baby formula. ...Read more
Probably not: If your symptoms persist, call your family doctor. ...Read more
Yes, if ...: Despite street flooding, the close system of city water treatment should not be intact and okay to use as long as the system is not broken by flooding. Of course, occasionally, major natural disasters may take place; for survival, people still have to boil untreated water for survival until the water treatment system is restored. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think you: would have to rely on notification from the government/public health authorities. It would be obvious, I would think, if your water supply has been affected by an earthquake. If it seems likely wait for official notification before using tap water. This is why bottled water is recommended for disaster preparedness. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Used to drink a lot of water-tap water from well. Now feel nauseated when drink even small amounts from same tap. Why might this be?
Depends: Water quality runs the whole spectrum from safe to lethal depending upon where you travel. Remember that people from the region you are in may be accommodated to the "bugs" in the water supply, and as an american you may react with GI disturbances to the very same water. I remember being warned to drink and brush my teeth with bottled water in mexico when i was young (this was the 1950's)! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The tap water at my house seems to have a lot of chlorine, does this pose any health risks to drink?
All Depends-Relative: No way to answer remotely. Likely most of what you see in the water, especially sediment once water has evaporated, is caco3, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/calcium_carbonate (dissolved limestone), not chlorine, see: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/water_chlorination ; other minerals/solutes. Low dose cl to kill bacteria is typically healthier than not, but h2o analysis required to better know. ...Read more
I only drink mineral water, because tap water tastes bad. Its fairly alkaline(atleast 7,4 pH).I usually drink 4 liter a day. Can it be bad for health?
Probably not.: although you didn't tell us exactly what brand of water you're drinking, it is probably okay. The minerals and pH of the water will be unlikely to harm you. It is good to drink plenty of water, within reason, with a good goal being that you never feel thirsty and your urine is colorless or light yellow. Stay healthy! ...Read more
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