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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Drink Water Out Of The Tap While I Am Pregnant

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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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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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Does it make unpurified tap water that is contaminated with sewage and has no chlorine it safe to drink if you just boil it?

Kills pathogens: Boiling for 1 minute will kill gastrointestinal pathogens and is the best way to decontaminate water from pathogens. However, it will not remove chemical contaminants that may also be present in sewage systems. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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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

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more