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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?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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