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Is Filtered Water Safe To Drink
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
Is drinking water through refrigerator filter safe? Or purified water through commercial refilling stations better? I have GERD, does it matter?
Doesnt matter: It doesn't matter as long as you change the filter per the mfg instructions. ...Read more
Filtered water: Drinking filtered water is not a bad idea as most tap water contains teeth-strengthening fluoride. Natural spring water with minerals drinking directly might be ok, but not necessarily healthier. Bottled water, however, is controversial as most water bottles are unfortunately not recycled, resulting in billions of water bottles clogging landfills each year, which cannot be easily decomposed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For so many years i've been confused which water is safest to drink. Tap? Since it's regulated? Or bottled/filtered? But it's not regulated?
LEARN HISTORY: The United States has been a wonder among the world's nations because we are accustomed to tap water being safe to drink. In many other countries that is definitely not so. ...Read more
Water filters: Such water filters improve taste while also removing harmful substances from tap such as infectious organisms. When it comes to safety the FDA issues a minimum requirement, however, there are plenty of chemicals still found in our waters supply. Look in depth at the different filtration systems available and what will filter your most pressing concerns. ...Read more
Is water good for kidneys & bladder as a means to filter toxics? Is it true it's vital to drink lots of water in the morning to flush out the filth?
In short, Yes: About one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight (if you weigh 150 pounds, 75 ounces of water -- 9 cups) is considered appropriate. There is "water" in many things however, so it doesn't have to be just free water. It is good for kidneys, bladder, heart, colon and your skin. You should drink throughout the day, not just morning! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i drink water (filtered of course) i get heartburn why and how can I prevent it cause i love water...Cant drink tap water ?
Can drinking too much tap water say 12 glasses a day cause cancer? I mostly drink filtered water. I have 2-3 glasses around the time I go to bed.
Unlikely, however:: Pure water doesn't increase cancer risk. Unfortunately carcinogens can contaminate tap water but a good filter removes most of those. Unfortunately filters don't remove fluoride, which is often deliberately added and may increase risk of some cancers- see http://tinyurl.com/78mcgts Only 6 million people in the UK have fluoridated water- see http://tinyurl.com/z58x7kj If yours is then avoid it! ...Read more
Drinking lots of fluids will help avoid orthostatic hypotension. Is plain filtered water enough or electrolyte water preferred?
Should I take magnesium tablet daily? I drink filtered water so no magnesium. I eat irregularly, do sport, fatigue after stress and too high T wave.
Should I drink water with flouride or just brush my teeth with it? My new whole-house water filter may remove flouride from every faucet. I'm curious how important it is to have flouridated water with tooth brushing and/or drink the same.
At your age,: your teeth have already formed so the major benefit of drinking fluoridated water - incorporating fluoride into the enamel of your teeth - is lost to you. Fluoride toothpaste can improve your resistance to tooth decay so it is recommended. It's odd how many filter their household water and then go out and buy "spring water" - full of minerals- to drink. ...Read more
Sometimes when drinking water have an ear wax taste in mouth. Could this be something or maybe an old brita filter? Rarely ever happens
Nothing's wrong: I doubt it has to do with anything wrong with your body. Old Britta due for replacement should be the first thing to try. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SAFE WATER: Aquatabs make water bacteriologically safe to drink. ...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 9 more doctor answers
Is Lemon cucumber mint n ginger water safe to drink everyday? Any side effect? I mixed with 1.2L water n finish it up the whole day.
Sounds safe.: These are all reasonable ingredients. 1.2 L of water is a good intake. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but...: Yes, they are safe. Just make sure you're following the manufacturer's recommendations regarding what water can be filtered (swamp water can only be cleaned so much) and that you're replacing the filter or the bottle on schedule. Using a bottle long after the expiration does away with the safety features. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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