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    only 8 bad things in my water (portland) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    edit: actually none, I live in a smaller town next to portland with a different water supply.

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    "I don't know why the blue hell people these days still drink tap water if they can help it. Makes no sense to ignore the obvious fact that such sources only polute your body with bad chemicals."

    Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but bottled water is simply tapwater from someplace else, spring water can be as contaminated as tapwater, and an ro unit is not capable of removing most pollutant-type contaminants, so what other choice do most people have?

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    Thats just awful, although we live high up in the woods away from cities and that we have a deep well, no we dont get city water at all, its still very hard water with high iorn, so we use a filter for our drinking water, told my daughter several times since she lives in town hows it feel to be drinking treated sewage water. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_t_32.gif[/img] Theres sooooooooooo much bleach in that water you can smell it a mile away.
    Mt plants all get distilled water and today im gona be melting a load of snow for extra bottled water for my plants. But then again does anyone know what and if theres anything in snow? As far as chemicals go from all our nasty air pollution? I bet even snow aint safe.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]
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    What's in my water? 8 parts Oxygen to 2 parts Hydrogen...


    1. I've survived 17 years on tap water and still consider myself relatively healthy.
    2. I prefer the taste of my tap water that of bottled.
    3. I have greater things to spend my money on.

    I myself wonder why the blue hell people buy bottled water at the gas station. $1 for a quart of water comes out to $4 per gallon.

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    *sigh* It was meant to be an informative post, not start rants. Not everybody's tap water is the same, and even the worst tap water is more sanitary than what most urban people had before. I just found it interesting that analysis is available on it.

    As for me, I drink tap water, as do my cats. It is filtered in both cases, as our area is very high in chlorine among other things. The Ohio river is not a very clean water source! But the plants get RO water because I want them to stay alive.

    I meant my last comment to be in regards to the resilience of us mammals, not some comment on how awful water is for you. I mean if you're going to get paranoid, these days it seems everything will kill you... I feel the opposite, that which does not kill us makes us strong! Its the people who put themselves in bubbles trying to avoid every little thing that put themselves in danger because they never develop a resistance to anything!

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    It was informative, and yes people will discuss and argue about things like this. If you consider anything written here as a rant might I suggest you read some of the other longer threads about controversial subjects. I also agree with the last sentence in your last post - which is why all soap products do not need to be antibacterial for you to be safe and healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I myself wonder why the blue hell people buy bottled water at the gas station.
    I wonder the same, given that laws regulating the contents of bottled water are, in many states, more lax than those regulating the contents of tap water! A few bottled water companies have been under investigation for filling their "natural spring water" bottles with local tap water, then selling them for $2.00/bottle. Interestingly, studies have shown that the label on the bottle significantly influences whether a person thinks the water tastes good or bad!

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    Quote[/b] ]Its the people who put themselves in bubbles trying to avoid every little thing that put themselves in danger because they never develop a resistance to anything!
    Another interesting point. Here's an interesting fact: regular soaps bought at the store (including the cheapest, such as Ivory bars) kill 99.9% of bacteria they come in contact with, so long as the person washes the area for long enough (at least 30 s). This fact makes the "super" soaps (which cost 10x more) a gimmick in my mind. The amount of bacteria killed by washing is influenced more by how long hands are washed than by the brand of soap used.

    And killing every living thing in and on your body is not a good idea for many reasons. E.g., some people that take broad-spectrum antibiotics can develop nasty gastrointestinal infections and vitamin deficiencies because symbiotic and commencal ("good" or "non-harmful") bacteria in their GI tract are killed, and the space they occupied is taken over by pathogenic ("harmful") bacteria. The same concept could apply to sterilizing soil media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (buster1 @ Dec. 23 2005,5:28)]...but bottled water is simply tapwater from someplace else, spring water can be as contaminated as tapwater
    This statement is too generalized. There are some companies that do this, but not all.


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    Quote[/b] ]and an ro unit is not capable of removing most pollutant-type contaminants
    Actually an RO unit can remove most of the contaminants in your tap water. However, many people get them confused with the screw on carbon filters that attach to the faucet. Carbon filters can remove chlorine and some other contaminants that discolor the water or give it a bad taste or odor. They don't do much for removing minerals, some even add minerals.

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