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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 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 tap water safe to drink if someone uses a filter?

Is tap water safe to drink if someone uses a filter?

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 bottled waters are actually tap water. ...Read more

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Is tap water safe to drink after a wildfire has gone through?

Is tap water safe to drink after a wildfire has gone through?

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 food, wash hands, or make ice or baby formula. ...Read more

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Is my tap water safe to drink, if the street is flooded outside?

Is my tap water safe to drink, if the street is flooded outside?

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 more

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Is tap water safe to drink daily, or does it have contaminates that are bad? just wondering if there's any medical reason to filter water

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 case. ...Read more

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I'm about to move to mumbai so is the water safe to drink, brush my teeth, and shower in?

I'm about to move to mumbai so is the water safe to drink, brush my teeth, and shower in?

Not the best: Several websites confirm the poor water quality in mumbai, especially during the monsoon season when water supplies are contaminated even worse. Travelers are advised to drink only bottled water (inexpensive, but make certain the seal is intact) & use only bottled water for brushing teeth. Avoid ice cubes & salads that may have been made with tap water. ...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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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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How much water can a person drink per hour in oz. ? And how much is safe per day?

How much water can a person drink per hour in oz. ? And how much is safe per day?

Depends: For maintences half oz per pound is generally recommended. So a 150 lb person should drink 75 oz. ...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 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 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