Bottled water or Tap water ?????


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meghal   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-09-08 10:32:53

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Originally posted by chittesh

Anyway after my last trip to India (~3 years in Canada) has made me
conclude the immune system of desis born in India is strong enough to withstand almost any type of water.



I agree with you. Unnecessarily making your body "sterile" makes you more vulnerable to infections when you travel to India.

I do trust the Canadian municipalities with the quality of water they provide. I even drink from fountain at my work although my colleagues were aghast to see me drinking from fountain.

In India, I drink tap water at home and bottled water when I go out. The only place where I use bottled water at home is my hometown Bhuj. It has one of the saltiest water, and even RO system cannot get rid of all the hardness.



tamilkuravan   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-09-08 14:50:55

I have drunk tap water my whole life (except for a period of time when I was in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Malaysia where the tap water is not considered safe). Even in India, I used to drink from the water tanks of our schools / college which was lined up with fungus and of course for some occasional sore throat once in a while, never been in much of a trouble.
But as early as in 2006 when I visited the village where my parents stay, they were using bottled water for drinking as that had become the way of life in India. Even the hotels / restaurants there provide water that has been filterted. That is the changing trend/ pattern.
On the main note, another point that I would like to make is that the thin shell of the plastic bottles which may emit toxins if heated / reused. For this reason, it is better to avoid bottled water which has been kept in the car turnk / interior for a very long time in summer which can heat the bottle to emit toxins which are hearmful to the body. A good solution would be to buy a good water bottle and fill it in with tap water.
Hope this helps

Peace


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rainbow   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-09-08 15:03:39

i am also using tap water here and in india also.
but in india in monsoon time we used to boil the water and then cool it before drinking. and I believe that Boiled water is the best among all others.


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rajcanada   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-09-08 21:58:34

Kitchener gets hard water. In some areas here, on some days the tap water tastes bitter too. So, we are forced to keep bottled water at hand.

If you use tap water here for steam iron, etc., they get clogged due to scales. I use distilled water for those.


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Iceberg   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 05-09-08 22:12:50

Do you guys not at least filter the tap water? I use Brita to filter and then transfer it to a SS container. I hate using Brita because it is plastic and costs money.



meghal   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 06-09-08 09:28:12

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Originally posted by tamilkuravan


On the main note, another point that I would like to make is that the thin shell of the plastic bottles which may emit toxins if heated / reused. For this reason, it is better to avoid bottled water which has been kept in the car turnk / interior for a very long time in summer which can heat the bottle to emit toxins which are hearmful to the body. A good solution would be to buy a good water bottle and fill it in with tap water.
Hope this helps

Peace



Please refer to following links
http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/petbottles.asp
http://www.jhsph.edu/dioxins

There is also some myth about not using plastic containers in microwave.



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