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Doctor insights on: Drinking Tap Water While Pregnant

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to drink tap water after a hurricane or typhoon?

Is it safe to drink tap water after a hurricane or typhoon?

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 more

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My child is 10 months old, is it safe for him to drink regular tap water?

My child is 10 months old, is it safe for him to drink regular tap water?

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 more

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Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

Does drinking purified water instead of tap water really make a difference?

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

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My friends daughter always throws up when she tries to drink tap water. Why is that ?

My friends daughter always throws up when she tries to drink tap water. Why is that ?

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

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Would like to know if it's necessary to boil and purify tap water before drinking it?

Would like to know if it's necessary to boil and purify tap water before drinking it?

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

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What to do if I'm afraid to drink tap water?

What to do if I'm afraid to drink tap water?

Educate yourself: about the quality of the tap water where you live. This way you will have a better idea of it's safety. Take care. ...Read more

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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 in asia safe to drink or should I throw it away?

Is tap water in asia safe to drink or should I throw it away?

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 more

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