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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 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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Could someone be allergic to tap water?

Could someone be allergic to tap water?

Very unusual: There is a entity called aquagenic urticaria in which water can cause hives. Otherwise, allergy to tap water would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use tap water for neti pot?

Not the best option: because quality of tap water can vary. It could contain chemicals or even germs. ...Read more

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Is alkaline water is good than tap water?

Is alkaline water is good than tap water?

Water: The healthiest is pure water. Tap water may contain contaminants, chemicals and if comes from well or city town source. Can have it tested. Simple - buy brita water filter. Why do want alkaline water? Guess put alka seltzer in water, voila alkaline water good stomach upset. Shame but pure water hard to find naturally. Bottled ok but plastic bottles problem. Get good water filter. ...Read more

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What could i be allergic to in my tap water?

What could i be allergic to in my tap water?

Water temperature?: Allergic reactions to water are very unusual. Cold water could trigger cold urticaria (hives) while hot water could trigger cholinergic hives. There is a very rare physical type of hives called "aquagenic urticaria" where just plain tap water regardless of temperature or salinity (salt vs. Fresh) on the skin can cause hives. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm afraid to drink tap water?

What to do if I'm afraid to drink tap water?

Educate yourself: about the quality of the tap water where you live. This way you will have a better idea of it's safety. Take care. ...Read more

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Is my tap water safe to drink after a big flood?

Is my tap water safe to drink after a big flood?

Floods: Floods are New Zealand’s number one hazard in terms of frequency, losses and declared civil defense emergencies. Floods can cause injury and loss of life, damage to property and infrastructure, loss of stock, and contamination of water and land. Getting ready before a flood strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. http://www.getthru.govt.nz/disasters/flood/ ...Read more

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Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Should I avoid hot tap water when making baby formula?

Yes: Hot tap water is 120 degrees or more, so it would make a formula too hot for a baby to drink. If hot tap water is used to mix formula powder, then one must let the formula cool down to body-temperature before feeding it to a baby. ...Read more

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Is my tap water safe to use, if the streets are flooded outside?

Is my tap water safe to use, if the streets are flooded outside?

Great question: The issue is what do you mean by flooding? is it a backed up sewer on the corner r a real down to earth flood, grab the animals 2 by 2 and head for the hills! The most import thing is that you ask the question , a large flood ( even if not of biblical proportions) can affect fresh water supply, if doubt boil your water and speak to your town or water district ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to get diarrhoea from tap water that is white in colour?

Is it possible for me to get diarrhoea from tap water that is white in colour?

Diarrhoea: Diarrhoea can be caused by bugs ( infectious diarrhoea ), medications, inflammatory conditions and sometimes with anxiety and constipation. Most of the bugs are not visible to naked eye and so clear tap water can cause diarrhoea. ...Read more

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When and how much bleach do I add to my tap water to make it safe after the flood?

Purifying water: Although a rapid boil for one minute followed by cooling is much better, chlorine bleach can also be used to purify water. If the water is relatively clear, use three drops per 1 quart of water, and wait for 30 minutes. If it is cloudy, try to filter it first with whatever you have available, followed by five drops per quart, and wait for 60 minutes. Avoid water contaminated by chemicals. ...Read more

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White stuff (calcium? ) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?

White stuff (calcium? ) in drinkable tap water. Effect of this on my (long/short term) health? How does the body cleanse itself of this?

Ask your water dept: Sounds like you have a potential sediment problem with your water supply. I would check with the city water department or your city government offices where you live to see if they have any answers. If this is something that just began then, there may be contamination to your line. No way to tell without testing what it is so i would suggest drinking bottled water for now. ...Read more