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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #25 on: 31/07/2016 16:50:49 »
What exactly were you hoping to prove?

Hoping to prove? lol

Distilled water comes in bottles.... just like I said.

Teenagers have that same goal. Yes I was wrong. So? Does it make you feel all toasty inside?
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #26 on: 31/07/2016 16:55:54 »
Yes I was wrong. So?

So what? I pointed out the fact that you were wrong. It's a science forum.... deal with it.
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #27 on: 31/07/2016 17:06:50 »
Your reading skills and comprehension appear a little impaired. Oh yes I know why.

You really want to compare comprehension & knowledge? I will school you on anything relating to physiology or pharmacology. Try me.

I'd like to hear your comments on the following topic.... then we can talk about how impaired my comprehension skills & cognitive function are:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=65721.msg480458#msg480458

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #28 on: 31/07/2016 17:20:18 »
Pharmacology is your hobby, not mine. I have little interest in it. Then again I haven't consumed bucketfuls of the stuff from dodgy back street merchants. Unless of course you are illegally preparing your own. You aren't doing that now are you?
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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #29 on: 31/07/2016 22:15:24 »
Your post makes no sense.

Actually it makes plenty of sense Mr Chemist.


Pseudomonas is an occasional pathogen and - as your post says- it is ubiquitous so it's quite plausible for it to be carried into drinking water on dust.

Nice try.... but unless you have "profound neutropenia, cystic fibrosis or severe burns".... it wouldn't matter if it was present in the water or not.

It seems you forgot what question you actually asked.
Remember? It was this "Really? Name one airborne "organism" that commonly infiltrates water bottles when you open them."
And pseudomonads do that.

so It turns out that it doesn't matter if they are pathogens or not- because that's not what you asked for.
Nice try at moving the goals there.
But it doesn't work very well on discussion fora- because other people can read that you actually wrote
"Really? Name one airborne "organism" that commonly infiltrates water bottles when you open them."
(I repeated it there in case you had  forgotten again.
Now It's pretty clear that I know it's not likely to be a pathogen.
There's a hint in what I wrote.
"They are not very likely to do any harm"
I see that reading comprehension really isn't your best subject.

Now I guess we could get back to those unfortunate kids in Michigan; but in the context of thsi discussion there's no point is there?
Because I already addressed that when I said
"Meanwhile, back at the OP's question
"Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?"

Distilled water won't do you any particular harm- nor with it do you any real good.
Whether it's better than the tap water depends (obviously) on the quality of the tap water.

However, since they are asking the question about drinking tap water, it's fair to assume that the originators of the question live somewhere where it is safe to drink the tap water.
(If they weren't then presumably they would have been asking about different varieties of mineral water vs distilled).
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Or is your reading letting you down again.
Oh, BTW using LMGTFY to highlight your own inability to cite a source isn't big and it isn't clever.
Part of the problem is that the first half dozen hits for that search don't actually point to distilled water.

So,why not actually do your job- and cite the godforsaken source of the image as if you were a grown up?


 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #30 on: 01/08/2016 21:57:42 »
Or is your reading letting you down again. Oh, BTW using LMGTFY to highlight your own inability to cite a source isn't big and it isn't clever.

So,why not actually do your job- and cite the godforsaken source of the image as if you were a grown up?

"Do my job"? lol.... Go pound sand. You want me to cite sources for pictures of water bottles.... keep waiting buddy.

newsflash: It doesn't matter if it comes in a 6-pack or a 1-gallon bottle.... distilled water still comes in a bottle.
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #31 on: 01/08/2016 22:05:11 »
Quote from: Bored chemist
It seems you forgot what question you actually asked. Remember? It was this "Really? Name one airborne "organism" that commonly infiltrates water bottles when you open them."

I'm well aware of what I posted. My comment was exclusive to harmful airborne organisms that would have a high-probability of contaminating a water bottle after opening it -- which was in response to.... "once it has been opened to the air it will contain a few organisms that might just be harmful."


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it's quite plausible for it to be carried into drinking water on dust.

Riveting. Now tell me what part of "commonly" did you not comprehend?
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #32 on: 01/08/2016 22:15:13 »
Whether it's better than the tap water depends (obviously) on the quality of the tap water.

I like how you throw around the word "obviously".

So Mr "chemist".... you wanna try explaining how tap water [of any source] would have a higher purity than molecularly-distilled water????
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #33 on: 02/08/2016 00:47:59 »
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Pharmacology is your hobby, not mine. I have little interest in it.

Precisely.... which is why your presence and/or comments as a moderator in a physiology/medicine forum is a conundrum of epic proportions.


Quote from: jeffreyH
Then again I haven't consumed bucketfuls of the stuff from dodgy back street merchants.

I don't consume bucketfuls of pharmacology either....

 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #34 on: 02/08/2016 07:57:33 »
Your mummy might buy you long trousers next year then you'll be ALL GROWN UP.
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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #35 on: 02/08/2016 09:30:54 »
Is Led the correct American spelling for the element Pb we in the UK call it lead
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #36 on: 02/08/2016 11:13:39 »
Is Led the correct American spelling for the element Pb

no.....

Any other spelling and/or grammatical errors youd like to discuss?

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #37 on: 02/08/2016 11:32:45 »
The problem with distilled water is since it pure water, and contains no ions or dissolved solids, its chemical activity is higher than tap or spring water. What that means is distilled water can solubilize many substances of the body, easier, such as ions. Too much distilled water can strip you of your ions and may even impact other body functions that depend on a lower level of water activity. A little bit of distilled won't bother you, but if you drank distilled water, like some people drink spring water, it can cause ion depletion, if not supplemented.
 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #38 on: 02/08/2016 12:29:55 »
Too much distilled water can strip you of your ions

References?

Nonetheless, too much water in general can cause death.

Nobody is drinking that much distilled water.

 

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Re: Is distilled water or tap water better for your health?
« Reply #39 on: 03/08/2016 11:31:45 »
This thread has stopped dealing with the facts.
I've locked this thread - mod.
 

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