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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 it more healthy to drink filtered water rather than nature spring water with minerals?

Is it more healthy to drink filtered water rather than nature spring water with minerals?

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 more

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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?

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

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I drink purified filter water so why is it giving me heartburn?

I drink purified filter  water so why is it giving me heartburn?

Reflux: Most heartburn is caused by the reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus. Antacids neutralize the acid or Pepcid (famotidine) like drugs decrease the amount of acid produced. Serious continuing heartburn needs to be evaluated by a GI doc. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Could the filtered tap water i'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

Could the filtered tap water i'm drinking be causing my kidney stones?

No: Folks with a history of kidney stones generally benefit from drinking plenty of water. I'm sorry anyone suggested that a simple water filter was a problem. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 ?

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 ?

GERD: You probably have a condition called gerd. And you could start over the counter medications like Pepcid or zantac (ranitidine) daily but if this continues you d better see a GI specialist for possible endoscopy. ...Read more