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My dish washer is starting to rust. Does it pose a health risk if I keep using it? Its been half a year of me using it like that.

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Dr. Paul Williams
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In brief: Dish washer rust

There shouldn't be a problem. Rust - is a form of oxidized iron.
It may stain your dishes and cause your water to have a metallic taste (iron in well water) but rusting appliances pose no threat except for water leaking and electricity.

In brief: Dish washer rust

There shouldn't be a problem. Rust - is a form of oxidized iron.
It may stain your dishes and cause your water to have a metallic taste (iron in well water) but rusting appliances pose no threat except for water leaking and electricity.
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