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Doctor insights on: Kitchenaid Refrigerator Water Filter

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Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Baby 3 weeks, What water safe to use with powder formula? Bottled Spring water vs bottled purified water w/ minerals & fluoride. Don't like using tap.

Distilled: Distilled water would be ideal at this stage. Fluoride is not necessary until the teeth start to erupt. 'Drinking water' is from a municipal source ( tap water), nursery water is often priced higher and not necessarily superior to Distilled. Spring water quality is variable is quality and consistency. ...Read more

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Do home water filters actually keep water from being contaminated?

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

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Hot water safety?

Hot water safety?

Clarify: Hot water can burn. In the house with small children it is recommended to have the thermostat on the hot water heater decreased to 120 degrees to prevent burns. This prevents burns. Don't jut get in a tub of hot water if you haven't tested to see how hot it is. Basically common sense. ...Read more

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I filtered lukewarm water in the Brita filter jug. Will the chemicals in the plastic leach?

I filtered lukewarm water in the Brita filter jug. Will the chemicals in the plastic leach?

Water : I am not in favor of putting warm or hot water in plastic jug because chemicals can leach to water. So use steel or copper jug. ...Read more

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Will putting water overnight in the fridge purify it from pollutants / contaminants?

Will putting water overnight in the fridge purify it from pollutants / contaminants?

No: Cooling water does nothing for removing chemical or biological contaminants. If the water sits overnight, larger particles may drop to the bottom, but the water will not be purified. For that one needs a filtration/ purification system, depending on what contaminants/pollutants are present. Have the water tested to find out what it contains & then contact experts for treatment. ...Read more

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Do water filters really help trapped pollutants in tap water?

Do water filters really help trapped pollutants in tap water?

Not in NYC: The water in nyc is so good that filters are a waste of money. And they probably remove healthy electrolytes (will have to check on google to be sure). ...Read more

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Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

Are bottled water bottles hazardous?

No: Bottled water is generally safe, but excessive usage may be harmful for our environment. Buy a reusable bottle! ...Read more

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Tap or bottled water? Which is healthier: tap or bottled water?

Tap or bottled water? Which is healthier: tap or bottled water?

Neither: Tap water in virtually all parts of the country is safe to drink. If you have a well or spring, and your water has not been tested, then you should submit a sample for testing, but all city water is tested to make sure it is safe to drink. ...Read more

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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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Can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands?Is it enough?

Can just warm/hot tap water hand wash kill sperm off the hands?Is it enough?

Sure: A good washing with water will do just fine in rinsing away sperm. Soap is optional, but using soap is ok too. ...Read more

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What kind of water is best for preparing baby formula? Reverse osmosis from the store? Tap water? Boiled tap water? Nursery water?

What kind of water is best for preparing baby formula? Reverse osmosis from the store? Tap water? Boiled tap water? Nursery water?

Water for formula: Excellent question. You want safe water supply that's appropriately fluoridated so your baby doesn't end up with rotten teeth. MOST community water sources are safe, are closely regulated for what can and can't be in water. We're all scared after Flint MI, but most city water sources are perfect. DON'T boil water. It concentrates trace metals present in the water. Nursery water OK but expensive ...Read more

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Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

No: The HIV virus does not survive for very long at all outside the human body and then would not survive well in contact with your saliva and acidic saliva if swallowed even if it were remarkably still viable which again, I would highly highly doubt. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn? Distilled? Filtered? Boiled tap? Regular tap? Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

Water kind of water to mix in formula for newborn?  Distilled?  Filtered?  Boiled tap?  Regular tap?  Mix of distilled and boiled tap?

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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Does the brita filter water bottle help prevent illness while traveling?

NO: A brita filter takes out minerals that make water taste bad. It does not take out bacteria. If you drink contaminated water, you will get sick. ...Read more

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Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Do cool water and warm water humidifiers have the same purpose?

Humidifiers: Yes. They both increase humidity. Be careful with warm water humidifiers when there are young children around because they could burn themselves when playing around them. ...Read more