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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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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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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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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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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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Could water distillers remove radiation?

Could water distillers remove radiation?

Scam: There are companies offering phony 'water purifiers' to remove stuff that either they don't actually remove or isn't there or isn't something you should worry about. Life's hard enough without being taken for $4k for something worthless. ...Read more

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Are water filters suggested?

Are water filters suggested?

Yes.: If your water quality is poor. Absolutely yes. Too remove trace toxins. Yes. To improve taste, and save the environment by not buying bottled water, yes. ...Read more

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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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Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Son is 2y old,still boiling the drinking water for him(although bottled water),in egypt afraid of water even bottled,is okay? Or water loses sodium?

Boiled is safer: Water that has been boiled is safer, because germs and parasites have been cooked. People get their sodium from salt in food. In modern societies, we already eat too much sodium, and therefore need no additional sodium from our water. Other ways to make water safe include using special water filters and adding a specific tiny amount of bleach to partially treated water. ...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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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

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Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

Does salt kill bacteria?is washing wattle bottle with salt enough instead of soap?

No: Salt does not kill bacteria. It is better to wash water bottles with soap and water and let them dry thoroughly before refilling. ...Read more

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What's more healthy: tap water with added fluoride or bottled spring water with bpa?

Tap water: Fluoridated water has greatly reduced dental caries incidence in the general population. Places that have excessive Fluoride that is naturally occurring in drinking water, have at worst mottled splotchy discorations in teeth. However the carcinogens found in the plastics re detrimental to health. ...Read more

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Does tea contain fluoride if you filter the water?

Yes: Most over the counter water filtration devices do not remove Fluoride from water. Your tea will still contain Fluoride even if filtered. ...Read more

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Salt water in nebulizer break up mucus?

Salt water in nebulizer break up mucus?

Hypertonic saline: Inhaled hypertonic (7%) saline is used in certain lung diseases to hydrate thick mucus in the airways. This helps with mucus clearance. ...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