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quote:Originally posted by daveshortsJust to make you really paranoid if the water is in a plastic bottle it will probably be leaking plasticisers into the water... very small quantities but hey
quote:Originally posted by riverfishIs it important to avoid aluminum? Yes which is why water companies don't add it. I think there was a problem once in Devon or Cornwall where aluminum got into the drinking water supply. It turned several peoples hair green as well as other more nasty effects but really, that was a one off. There is no more than a trace of aluminum in your drinking water.
quote:Originally posted by SimmerNote of caution though, in the UK water companies only add fluoride to water that is naturally low in it. A deficiency of fluoride is believed to adversely affect the devlopment of teeth.
quote:Originally posted by SimmerI assume you mean the chemicals added to water by the suppliers rather than minerals dissolved in water naturally? If so then a bottled water would probably the best option.If you are particularly worried about fluoride and aluminium it's probably best to check the analysis of a number of bottled waters as some have naturally high levels of these. Otherwise just pick the one that tastes best to you.If it's all chemicals (apart from dihydogen oxide!) then distilled water or a mixed-bed ion exchange cartidge (not the normal water-softening type, that just replaces calcium with sodium) on the supply would do the trick.Note of caution though, in the UK water companies only add fluoride to water that is naturally low in it. A deficiency of fluoride is believed to adversely affect the devlopment of teeth.
I don't really buy into the big fluoride conspiracy theory, but I do agree that filtering your home drinking water is a very good idea. Tap filtration systems are very cheap, refill filters are about $20 each and last a few months.This message brought to you by The Council of People Who Are Sick of Seeing More People
I don't really buy into the big fluoride conspiracy theory, but I do agree that filtering your home drinking water is a very good idea. Tap filtration systems are very cheap, refill filters are about $20 each and last a few months.
'fraid you are indeed missing the point on this one. Suggest you reread Ylide's comment. The meaning of his remark was that he did not "buy into" the suggestion that such a conspiracy existed.There is a "conspiracy theory" out there that fluoride is added to the water by some gubbmint organisation for their own mystifyingly nefarious purposes, it's obvious junk paranoia but it exists. Ylide was indicating that he did not subscribe to it.Ylide's far from brainwashed, but since this thread has been untouched for nearly two years he happens to be someone who's not actually contributing regularly to the site any longer.Welcome to the site, by the way. You will certainly find some people round here spouting politically/paranoically skewed garbage (this is, after all, the InterWeb), but not many and there's a lot of really good stuff here too![Edited for forgeting that Ylide's a bloke]