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Doctor insights on: How Much Water Is Safe To Drink Everyday

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How can I tell if my tap water is safe to drink after the earthquake?

How can I tell if my tap water is safe to drink after the earthquake?

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 more

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Why does boiling water make it safe to drink?

Why does boiling water make it safe to drink?

Sterilization: boiling water will kill the bacteria and organisms that would potentially case disease . Additionally , many dangerous substances are neutralized . ...Read more

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Is all drinking water safe?

Is all drinking water safe?

In US pretty safe: Each city in the us usually has a water safety report, usually sent in the mail, at least annually. Check you city internet page. . There is a minimal standard of safety. Be proactive, don't assume water is safe. Wash your hands, dishes. Avoid stagnant water in the yard. Many buy bottle water. The water conditions are different in evey state. ...Read more

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Is tonic water safe to drink?

Is tonic water safe to drink?

Yes: Tonic water used to have quinine in it because quinine was used to help fight malaria. Now, in the us, tonic water has quinine flavoring but no real quinine. If you come across indian tonic water (which is sold in the india and the uk and is sometimes imported into the us), it is still made with quinine. Quinine has been associated with some kidney and heart problems in high doses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink hot water from the tap?

Is it safe to drink hot water from the tap?

Hot tap water: http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/food-safety/article/hot-tap-water-safe-drink http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/lead/tips/water.htm Apparently there may be lead in the pipes ( not banned till 1986) and more likely to leach with hot water. So use cold water , heat in micorwave ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 2-4 liters of water a day?

Is it safe to drink 2-4 liters of water a day?

Yes it is: The amount of fluid intake/day depends on many variables which include level of activity, body size, ambient humidity & temperature, amount & type of food intake etc. A marathoner for example must replace fluid lost & so could drink a lot more than 4l/day. A toddler may drink only 0.4l/day. Hydrate when in a hot, dry climate & when thirsty. Too much drinking may deplete the water-soluble vitamins. ...Read more

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Is my tap water safe to drink after a big flood?

Is my tap water safe to drink after a big flood?

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 life, damage to property and infrastructure, loss of stock, and contamination of water and land. Getting ready before a flood strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood/ ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink cold water/minerals at 38weeks?

Is it safe to drink cold water/minerals at 38weeks?

Mineral water: As long as you are not swelling and have no kidney problems I see no problem with drinking mineral water. Drinking cold water is never a problem. ...Read more

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What water bottles are safe to drink from considering bpa?

What water bottles are safe to drink from considering bpa?

Most are: First, please understand that the degree of risk from bpa is certainly small for adults, and purely theoretical- no one has bee shown to be harmed by it. That said, manufacturers voluntarily stopped using it because of the bad press, so any newly made bottle in the us should be free of it. Aluminum or glass are each definitely free if it as well. ...Read more

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How long do I have to boil water for it to be safe to drink?

How long do I have to boil water for it to be safe to drink?

Reaches a boil: Once it reaches a rolling boil then give it 1 minute. That is the recommendation to kill any pathogens that would cause you harm. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 115lbs woman 5'4 to drink 2 gallons of water a day?

Is it safe for a 115lbs woman 5'4 to drink 2 gallons of water a day?

Drinking water is: usually advisable. However, too much water, too quickly can be dangerous. Here's an article on this that I just pulled up for you: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/strange-but-true-drinking-too-much-water-can-kill/ 2 gallons seems like a lot, but I am not sure of the exact amounts since I am not a medical doctor. In the Boston Marathon several years ago a young psychologist I knew, died ...Read more

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Buying water that says steam distilled w/added flouride to make my 23 day old formula. Just wondering if its safe for him to drink?

Buying water that says steam distilled w/added flouride to make my 23 day old formula. Just wondering if its safe for him to drink?

Yes, it is safe: Small amounts of Fluoride are both safe and help protect the erupted teeth from tooth decay. Like vitamin c, iron, oxygen, and other things to much is not good. To much Fluoride over an extended time can cause dental fluorosis of permanent teeth and in extreme cases skeletal fluorosis. This will not happen from drinking water that is optimally fluoridated. ...Read more

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Is drinking 4 liters of water a day safe? Does height and size matter when it comes to the amount of necessary water needed to stay hydrated?

Is drinking 4 liters of water a day safe? Does height and size matter when it comes to the amount of necessary water needed to stay hydrated?

It depends: Most experts would recommend 64 oz of non-alcoholic, non-caffeinated fluids per day if you are sedentary. Depending on your exercise level, whether you work out-of-doors, the temperature/humidity and how physically hard you work, you may need much more. With exercise, you may need 1 l every 15-30 minutes. Hard to overdo it though; health kidneys can handle 20-22 l / day. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink coconut water everyday?

Is it safe to drink coconut water everyday?

Yes: Coconut water is a good source of potassium and other electrolytes and gives better hydration than water alone. Raw coconut water also has enzymes that may have (unproven) benefits. I was interviewed for a good article that explores this topic: http://www.Santacruz.Com/news/2013/07/09/coconut_water_everything_its_cracked_up_to_be. ...Read more

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Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

No: The vast majority of essential oils are unsafe (read poisonous) when ingested. ...Read more