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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 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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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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Do brita water filters safely filter tap water? I feel like i am still drinking tap water

Do brita water filters safely filter tap water? I feel like i am still drinking tap water

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

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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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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

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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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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 take magnesium tablet daily? I drink filtered water so no magnesium. I eat irregularly, do sport, fatigue after stress and too high T wave.

Magnesium supplement: If you eat a good variety of healthy foods, you probably do not need it. If you are really worried, talk to your doctor to see if your blood level needs to be checked. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Sometimes when drinking water have an ear wax taste in mouth. Could this be something or maybe an old brita filter? Rarely ever happens

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

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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 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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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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Are those filtered water bottles safe?

Are those filtered water bottles safe?

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

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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