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Bottled vs. Tap Water

I recently read somewhere it's better to drink bottled water than tap water while on treatment.  What do you guys know about this?  What do YOU do?  Do we know if this be a make or break issue in terms of achieving SVR?
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what may kill you is the plastic chemicals leeching into the water from the plastic bottles that the water comes in.
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It would seem to depend upon various variables.  Most prounounced would seem to be, the source of the water, what type of purification the water has gone through, and whether additives are present.

Many bottled waters are distilled, which must meet FDA guidlines to be labeled as such.  Some are fresh spring water, which often times are deep well springs sources whose water is gone through the most intense purification process on this planet. Some have additives, which require a contents description on the label to identify the ingredients and their concentrations.

Likewise, some tap water is pulled from rivers and lakes, others from wells.  Many have clorine added, and some even have fluoride.  Some go through purification, while others do not.

If in doubt, check the label and/or source.
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Thanks you guys.  Rock, you forgot to mention you had a Ph.d in water studies : )  I am impressed.  Thanks for sharing your knowledge.  I really appreciate it. -Aiuta
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We must have posted at the same time because I didn't see yours when I wrote the other.  Thanks also for your input.  You also seem very knowledgeable in the area.  WHAT KIND OF WATER DO YOU DRINK???? Aiuta
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the crud you breath in the air will kill you long before a little iron in tap water. think. most of the food you eat is processed in or contains tap water. it is good to be aware but not to parinoid about your enviroment.
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Hi! Hope all is well with you. You sound good, talking about food and water is a good step. LOL

I drink bottled water by the case. I think we go through 3-4 cases a week. Mainly because it is easy to grab and drink. My kitchen seems miles away, so I have a small frig in my room filled with bottled water and refill it several times a week. I never drank much water before tx, so it was an easy way to get me to drink. I eliminated most all other drinks for awhile to facilitate my getting used to drinking water. It worked. Many days, especially when my mouth/throat are dry, I can't get enough.

Looking at my bottle of water right now and it says it is purified,  has calcium cloride and a sm. amt of salt. Hmmmm..this is the cheaper Safeway brand. I have heard that some bottle water is just tap water, not sure where....

GO;  How do you know if your spring water is from a deep spring in the mountains? I would love to know this were true, maybe I would switch to the good stuff. I think I saw a show on water that pointed out that many bottled waters were nothing special.

I just like the convience (I can't sp tonite) of having those bottles. Funny though, I don't think it tastes the same to refill them in the sink, I have tried it. Maybe my head?
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Can't you get iron from well water?
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Personally it hurts us more to breath the air than to drink water out of plastic bottles. We're in plastics, so I'm partial. But your municipality should have stats on your water. I drink _____Springs because it's cheap and I don't like the junk in my city water or the way it taste. But then I shop at a regular grocer not whole foods also. I eat as much of a balance diet as I can and I don't know what else I could do except let toxins and everything around me drive me more crazy worrying about those things, like this tx is doing me enough of that. Sorry if I sound a little upset. This poison is giving me brain fog and joint pain bad today.
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My uncle is a retire BP chemist. I mentioned the water bottle plastic thing to him and he gave what I thought was a very balanced response. He said the group he led did a lot of testing on that and in his estimation the levels were very safe. He volunteered that there may be unknowns out there, but using information now available, there appears to be no need for alarm.  

Rocker, where did you get the info that the plastic in water bottle may kill? I'd be interested in reading that. Thanks.
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As I recall the report, it was dangerous if the plastic bottle was allowed to heat up, (if left in a hot car for instance)that caused the toxins to leech into the water. Since there is no way to know if the water you buy has gotten heated up along the way, that is where the risk is. Once in our possession just don't let it get hot and then drink it.
Another risk is that bacteria can build up in them, you should never refill water bottles according to the report and you shold not drink one that you drank from previously ( say a day or two before) and there is some left so you drink it. That is not a good idea because you contaminate it with bacteria when you first opened it. You should drink it then or toss it.
I tried to dig that report up but I can't find it right now.
It was dateline or 20/20 or 60 minutes. I will keep looking tomorrow for it.
Plastic is virtually everywhere on our food, if it is going to do us in, you'd think by now the death toll would be astronomical.
Prsonally I think plastic is doing so much damage to our planet it should be banned.
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In Australia we have large ten litre box's of water with a bladder not unlike the bladder from a wine  cask....any problems with that material?
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I drink both.  I have a well at home, but that water first goes through a carbon filtration system on my water softner (much like one used on the space shuttle) and then I use a another well known faucet system (begins with P not B) that also traps 99.9% of all micro-organisms into a filtration pitcher (by the same company). I then use the pitcher to refill the 1L water bottles I buy from the store.  I rotate in new water bottles every few weeks just to keep them fresh after  multiple uses.

As for the purchased water, I generally buy the 1L bottles and prefer those with the wider top as their easier to drink from and to refill.  The brans sometimes vary.
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I don't know which is better but I drink both.  I want the flouride in the tap for my teeth.
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Yes if it is present in the water source.  There are filtration systems for softeners which are targeted to remove high iron.  Our water vein is one of the purest in our watershed district and is virtually iron free, while a 1/4 mile to the north or south of us are other veins which have very high concentrations of iron.

Our vein is almost deep spring clear of all minerals and contaminates, which is why our city pulls from it as well to provide water to those area on city water and sewer.
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Said:  it is good to be aware but not to parinoid about your enviroment.


Amen brother - couldn't have said it better myself :)

If you stop and think about the steroids used to grow bigger animals / make more milk - and the insecticides that they spray the veggies / fruits with (let alone that seep down into the water tables)...it will make you nuts.

Probably why there is so much cancer etc. now as compared to 100 years ago.

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SFgirl: I eliminated most all other drinks for awhile

I try to eliminate them all. Otherwise I get this sloshy feeling going on..... ;-)


NYgirl: Probably why there is so much cancer etc. now as compared to 100 years ago.

Maybe the fact that we can diagnosis it now contributes ;-)

Kalio: Plastic is virtually everywhere on our food...

...and even in our interferon....
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I tend to agree with you on the steroids and such. But I also think it may have more to do with radiation, such as all the above and below ground atomic blasts done to develop the WMD's of today, also the various strains of crops we have today which were derived by irradiating seeds in cobolt60 reactors to find those which produced more and were more resistant to insects and drought.
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the water bottles in the 20/20 program were the sports bottle type, not the capped ones.  the bacteria can grow in the spout and there is no way to clean that well enough.  I use the capped bottle more than once with no problems.
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Sorry Dude! I misread it. Gotta agree with ya, it's what we do along the way to the grave that counts. Glad you're feeling well.
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