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artik




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Water Reply with quote

Is it better for your health to drink bottled water than tap water?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indirectly, drinking bottled water is arguably worse for your health -

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Producing and delivering a litre of bottled water emits hundreds of times as much greenhouse gas as a litre of tap water.

Then you've got the plastic, only one quarter of which is recycled or the glass that eats so much energy to make and re-use.


And possibly morally indefensible -

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One of the places we import bottled water from Fiji.

Called Fiji Water, it travels 10,000 miles to be sold in restaurants and upmarket shops such as Waitrose, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

Fiji Water's bottling plant supplies London's restaurants and shops
But on the South Pacific island one-third of the population don't have access to safe clean drinking water.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/7247130.stm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Water Reply with quote

artik wrote:
Is it better for your health to drink bottled water than tap water?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shaggy. wrote:


And possibly morally indefensible -

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One of the places we import bottled water from Fiji.

Called Fiji Water, it travels 10,000 miles to be sold in restaurants and upmarket shops such as Waitrose, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.

Fiji Water's bottling plant supplies London's restaurants and shops
But on the South Pacific island one-third of the population don't have access to safe clean drinking water.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/7247130.stm


Not sure on that. Not the situation in Fiji. Don't know anything about that. But whenever I've been in a restaurant. The water is usually from somwhere in the UK. Or at a push France. Don't recall it bieng from Fiji or some other far away place.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Water Reply with quote

artik wrote:
Is it better for your health to drink bottled water than tap water?


Lincolnshire tap water ain't that bad is it Paolo? Confused

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gives you wings tricky!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do feel guilty from an environmental perspective about buying bottled water, but honestly i couldn't live without this stuff:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just find it quite mindboggling that i often see people with crates of the stuff, it makes me think i'm missing out on something!
Maybe there will be a big government announcement soon.....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time ever there's something here that I actually know something about. I work for a water company in the specialist science division. We run the largest research labs in the world focussing only on water.

Bottled water contains Dihydrogen Monoxide and should be avoided at all costs. The causative link between Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) and Cancer is currently not established, although a significant amount of evidence seems to suggest that DHMO at least plays a role in the formation of cancer, including:
Hodgkin's Lymphoma,
Ewing's Tumor,
chondrosarcoma,
fibrosarcoma,
multiple myeloma,
colorectal cancer,
Leukemia,
basal cell carcinoma,
squamous cell carcinoma, and
malignant melanoma.

It's dangerous. Eventually this will all come out. Don't touch it.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...on the other hand. Some athletes have been using DHMO as a performance enhancer for many years and it's never made the banned substances list.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject: Re: Water Reply with quote

artik wrote:
Is it better for your health to drink bottled water than tap water?


If it is, where does that leave bottled tap water?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chunks wrote:
First time ever there's something here that I actually know something about. I work for a water company in the specialist science division. We run the largest research labs in the world focussing only on water.

Bottled water contains Dihydrogen Monoxide and should be avoided at all costs. The causative link between Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) and Cancer is currently not established, although a significant amount of evidence seems to suggest that DHMO at least plays a role in the formation of cancer,

It's dangerous. Eventually this will all come out. Don't touch it.


Is this actually in the water as it come out the ground or does it get in it as it leaches out of the plastic bottle ?

Heard somewhere that you should not drink water from a bottle that has been left in a car to warm up or something like that ?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Percula wrote:
Chunks wrote:
First time ever there's something here that I actually know something about. I work for a water company in the specialist science division. We run the largest research labs in the world focussing only on water.

Bottled water contains Dihydrogen Monoxide and should be avoided at all costs. The causative link between Dihydrogen Monoxide (DHMO) and Cancer is currently not established, although a significant amount of evidence seems to suggest that DHMO at least plays a role in the formation of cancer,

It's dangerous. Eventually this will all come out. Don't touch it.


Is this actually in the water as it come out the ground or does it get in it as it leaches out of the plastic bottle ?

Heard somewhere that you should not drink water from a bottle that has been left in a car to warm up or something like that ?


It's even in it when it comes in glass bottles, sorry.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.energiseyourlife.com/products/Waterwise-4000-Distiller-with-Free-Glass-Bottle.html

another solution to bottle water is to distill your own water - I've been doing it for years, and it removes water impurities and contaminants.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patriciaa wrote:
http://www.energiseyourlife.com/products/Waterwise-4000-Distiller-with-Free-Glass-Bottle.html

another solution to bottle water is to distill your own water - I've been doing it for years, and it removes water impurities and contaminants.


Our lab has a supply of ultra-pure water (a few order of magnitudes 'cleaner' than normal distilled water). I drank a little bit once* and it was a very odd experience - no taste whatsoever.

To me, bottled water is one of the worlds biggest cons - it's no safer chemically than tap water, in most cases doesn't taste any different, and is arguably much worse for the environment.

*not recommended in high quantities! Too few minerals in water can actually harm you.
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