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Dr. James Krick
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Water Safety (Overview)

Water safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding drowning or injuries when swimming or playing near water.


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Bottled water safety standards?

Bottled water safety standards?

Not really any: Bottled water is watched to make sure there aren't any obvious contaminants (lead, bacteria, etc) but not really to make sure it's pure or that there aren't trace minerals, sediment, or even the contents are what they say they are. It's not a drug, and as such is subject to standards for foods, such as a certain number of bug parts are ok, etc. Bottled water is not much cleaner truthfully than tap. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
117 doctors shared insights

Water Safety (Overview)

Water safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding drowning or injuries when swimming or playing near water.


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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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Water safety (Tip)

Bitten by a cottonmouth (water moccasin)? It can be lethal - get care asap! ...See 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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Is tap water safe?

If tested: Generally itis safe in most modern cities but if from well water or a 3rd world country it can be risky. ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

Don't think for a minute that a water moccasin (cottonmouth) can't get you in the water. Be safe. ...See 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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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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Water safety (Tip)

No mater how clear a stream, do not drink unsanitzed water. ...See more

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Is all drinking water safe?

Is all drinking water safe?

In US pretty safe: Each city in the us usually has a water safety report, usually sent in the mail, at least annually. Check you city internet page. . There is a minimal standard of safety. Be proactive, don't assume water is safe. Wash your hands, dishes. Avoid stagnant water in the yard. Many buy bottle water. The water conditions are different in evey state. ...Read more

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Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Bottled water safety; are the plastic bottles safe for kids to drink from?

Safe? yes needed? no: Plastic bottles from deer park or aquafina are fine for single use. However, there is nothing inherently safer about bottled water that you can't get from your tap. Especially if you have a refrigerator filter or a faucet filter like brita. It's much more economical for you and the environment to have a special stainless steel thermos they can use, or bpa free plastic one. ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

Carry a water filter and do not drink from lakes or streams ...See more

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Is warm water safe?

Yes: Likely , if it comes from a tap. ...Read more

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Is propel fitness water safe?

Is propel fitness water safe?

Yes: Yes, propel is essentially a no calorie flavored water that is safe for daily consumption. ...Read more

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Water safety (Tip)

Always filter your water. There are many gravity devices that filter water rapidly now. ...See more

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Is tap water as safe as bottled water?

Is tap water as safe as bottled water?

Tap water and bottled water are generally comparable in terms of safety: So the choice of tap or bottled is mostly a matter of personal preference. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees bottled water, while the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates tap water. However, they use similar standards for ensuring safety. The EPA mandates that water utilities provide annual quality reports to customers. These customer confidence reports provide information, such as source (river, lake, aquifer), contaminant levels and potential health effects. However, the EPA doesn't regulate private wells. So if your tap water comes from a private well, you should test your water every year for contaminants, more frequently if needed. The FDA has good manufacturing practices specifically for bottled water. They require bottled water producers to: Process, bottle, hold and transport bottled water under sanitary conditions, Protect water sources from bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants, Use quality control processes to ensure the bacteriological and chemical safety of the water, Sample and test both source water and the final product for contaminants. It's important to note that some people are more vulnerable to getting sick from contaminants in drinking water. You may be in this group if you are undergoing chemotherapy, living with HIV/AIDS or have received a transplant. Pregnant women, older adults and children also may be at greater risk. Talk with your doctor about whether you should take additional precautions, such as boiling tap water or drinking bottled water. ...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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Water safety (Tip)

Water moccasin bite- don't run. Go slow or have others carry you. Don't pump venom faster in body. ...See more

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Is it safe to drink baby nursery purified no added fluoride water while pregnant?

Yes: There shouldn't be an issue with doing so, as it is basically just distilled water with no fluoride. The only concern is your dental health. So, discuss with your dentist. If your question is, will it harm your pregnancy, then the answer is no. It will not harm your pregnancy to drink nursery water, but may be a waste of money for you. Consider just using a filter with your tap water. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

Is adding essential oils to drinking water safe?

No: The vast majority of essential oils are unsafe (read poisonous) when ingested. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more