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Drinking Tap Water While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Treat with bleach: Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until the authorities say it is not contaminated. If uncertain about tap water safety, adding 2 drops of bleach to each quart of clear water (4 drops if cloudy water) makes it safe. Mix well and wait 30 minutes before drinking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not recommended: Check with your local water utility. If your tap water is fluoridated or has substantial natural Fluoride (0.7 mg/l or higher), consider using a low-fluoride alternative water source. The american dental association recommends not using water that contains high levels of Fluoride when mixing powdered or concentrated baby formula. Too much Fluoride puts your baby at risk for enamel fluorosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It depends on your water souce, but most municipal water sources have an unhealthy amount of impurities, and often the amount of chlorine used to make the water better can be a oxidizer to the body. Also there is a growing number of Estrogens found in water sources. As a rule, i drink bottled water or filtered. ...Read more
Probably not serious: If there were a problem with the stomach or intestine, vomiting would occur with other food and drink as well. If only with tap water, it's probably a taste issue. Tap water is safe in the US. In communities with high chlorination, a filter on the tap might help. If vomiting or abdominal pain occur in other situations, see a doctor. ...Read more
Not in America: Tap water in the United States is very clean and pure. The water in New York City is known for its high quality. ...Read more
Depends: Water quality runs the whole spectrum from safe to lethal depending upon where you travel. Remember that people from the region you are in may be accommodated to the "bugs" in the water supply, and as an american you may react with GI disturbances to the very same water. I remember being warned to drink and brush my teeth with bottled water in mexico when i was young (this was the 1950's)! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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