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Doctor insights on: Kitchenaid Refrigerator Water Filter

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Can I use tap water to mix with babies formula? Or water from the outside of refridgerator that is filtered?

Can I use tap water to mix with babies formula? Or water from the outside of refridgerator that is filtered?

Depends: The powdered formula is designed to mix with any approved source of regular tap water.You do not have to buy "baby water" sold in stores. If you are comfortable about the safety of your home tap water it is fine for formula use. Ready to feed formulas should not be diluted with water. If your area or house has rusty pipes and questionable water, use bottled water instead. ...Read more

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I laughed and got tap water from my mouth up my nose. Can I get Naegleria Folweri from that? The water was from my fridge water filter. Is this bad?

I laughed and got tap water from my mouth up my nose. Can I get Naegleria Folweri from that? The water was from my fridge water filter. Is this bad?

Keep laughing: There are no concerns here of an amoeba infection from something like this. Usually these VERY RARE infections occur with HOT pond water that's teeming with microbes. A forceful event is required too (water skiing wipe-out, jump from a height etc). I'm 100% certain you'll be fine, so keep laughing and don't worry too much. ...Read more

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In my refrigerator I have ice tea made from powder mix and water and also there is a jar of plain water. Does it matter which I drink every day?

In my refrigerator I have ice tea made from powder mix and water and also there is a jar of plain water. Does it matter which I drink every day?

No: Drink which ever. It is important to drink some fluids, and low calorie drinks and water are all great, because you aren't spending caloric intake on heavily sugared and sweetened things that might lead to obesity. ...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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Please explain which filters remove floride from water?

Please explain which filters remove floride from water?

Fluoride filters: I suggest you do a google search or ask your local plumbing supply house, home depot or lowe's. ...Read more

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Do home water filters actually keep water from being contaminated?

Water filters: Most home water filters do not filter out all contaminants. The indiviual manufacturers will list on their packaging what they filter. In addition, some soluble chemicals, salts, bacteria, and viruses could potentially not be filtered. There are many filtering and water treatment products out there but you need to check with each manufacturer. ...Read more