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What are common symptoms of tap water poisoning?

What are common symptoms of tap water poisoning?

Mental status change: This is a rare condition that present with changes is mental status such as personality and behavior, headache, confusion, irritability and drowsiness, or muscle weakness. It can progress to seizures and coma. These symptoms are the result of brain swelling and electrolyte (sodium and potassium) imbalance. Drugs (ecstasy) and excessive water during excessive exercise are some causes. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Im 22 yrs old living in an old home in Baltimore. Sometimes I drink Tap water.Could this water contain Lead & what are symtomps of lead poisoning?

Im 22 yrs old living in an old home in Baltimore. Sometimes I drink Tap water.Could this water contain Lead & what are symtomps of lead poisoning?

Hard to say: Any water source could be contaminated by lead & many other things.Most urban centers monitor their water supply & filter out the lead. If your home is ancient and has old pipes that were soldered with lead based material it could be a home issue.You can have your water tested or call your city water department for the lead level.Lead is insidious,causing anemia long before it affects the brain ...Read more

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Is rust in my tap water a poison?

Is rust in my tap water a poison?

No: No but it is a good source of iron! are your anemic? I would have my water checked, consider havign a plumber check things out and consider some sort of filtration or water softening. You could have some really bad plumbing or a bad water heater. Check it out! ...Read more

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Is it common to drink only water the day after vomiting from food poisoning?

Is it common to drink only water the day after vomiting from food poisoning?

Fluids: Generally fluids with electrolyte composition are best. They help to restore any losses you may have had and help to repair the bowel. All the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to let children drink tap water everywhere in the u.S.?

Is it safe to let children drink tap water everywhere in the u.S.?

Depends: Depending on the area, some municipalities have certified water systems & some do not.The final distribution point can also be a factor. Just because an area has a certified supply does not mean a site has not developed issues within its plumbing. If you have a question while traveling, look for the water quality signs posted at city entry, check with hotels or use bottled water. ...Read more

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Does HIV survive in tap water?

Does HIV survive in tap water?

For a very short: Time. The exact time is not known to me, but a person is not likely to get infected from exposure to "hiv" in a swimming pool. ...Read more

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Why do we add fluoride to tap water?

Why do we add fluoride to tap water?

Makes your teeth str: teeth will resist cavities if optimum fluoride is in the tap water. Usually you do not need to but you can check your local water district and your dentist. Good luck ...Read more

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High salinity of tap water causing skin allergies?

High salinity of tap water causing skin allergies?

Unlikely allergy: Water (regardless of salinity) is unlikely to trigger allergic skin reactions. There is a very rare type of "physical" hives called "aquagenic urticaria" where tap water causes hives on the skin. Also, both cold or hot water immersion or skin contact can cause hives. These are more common than aquagenic urticaria. ...Read more

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Can you give tap water to babies under 1 years old ?

Can you give tap water to babies
under 1 years old ?

Of course : If you live in a community with an intact water supply. In most big communities they check the water every year and send a report. You should also note the fluoride concentration if any. It is good for growing teeth. Towns with fluoridated water supplies have had a 90% reduction in cavities since introduction. Of course, water has zero calories so it is good for hydration only. ...Read more

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