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Kitchenaid Refrigerator Water Filter
Is drinking water through refrigerator filter safe? Or purified water through commercial refilling stations better? I have GERD, does it matter?
Doesn't matter: It doesn't matter as long as you change the filter per the mfg instructions. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
About the same: Despite advertisements, they're about the same.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fluoride filters: I suggest you do a google search or ask your local plumbing supply house, home depot or lowe's. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the filter and the particular. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Organic food, if truly organic (no pesticides, no fertilizers, compost only for the soil) may have slightly less toxins but regulation is poor in this arena and some organic foods have higher bacterial counts and debris like insect body parts, etc. Most municipal water is pure while bottled water is not standardized and probably is municipal water anyway. Filtering just removes solids, not toxins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Filtered water: Drinking filtered water is not a bad idea as most tap water contains teeth-strengthening fluoride. Natural spring water with minerals drinking directly might be ok, but not necessarily healthier. Bottled water, however, is controversial as most water bottles are unfortunately not recycled, resulting in billions of water bottles clogging landfills each year, which cannot be easily decomposed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My local sprouts growers filtered the water through rock and soil and then got salmonella and board of health citation. What is safe?
Salmonella: Salmonella is an organism transmitted by the fecal/oral route. Either the soil was contaminated with feces, or one of the handlers had salmonella in their GI tract and was not using appropriate sanitary techniques. Actually very little in life is completely safe. Minimize risks and be careful. Stay well. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the quality of your water. If you're using city water, see if you can get a water quality report. In general we probably don't need to filter water, or buy so much bottled water, but you can probably figure our some specific details on water quality in your community. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: Don't know what your are particulary referring to. If you are talking about municipal water, nothing needs to be done. If yoiu have well water, perhaps you need some form of treatment. If you are referring to raw water while camping, specific filters are as good as boiling for safety. One can always boil water but not filter out other agents. You can do both if unsure. Investigate furhter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: Reviewed Zerowater filter with Brita filter. No listing for sulfur in water in either. Hydrogen sulfide smell or like rotten eggs can be due to contamination in the well. Seek a water treatment professional or well water testing facility to ask about chlorine correct of the well. Don't want coliform contamination. Hope this is useful. ...Read more