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    Hi there,
    I am new to this forum. I signed up because I am interested in health and the environment.
    I have noticed that more and more people, including myself are becoming concerned about how healthy the water is that comes from our taps.
    Facts show that fluoride and chloride are both in public water. Do we really need these in our water? Are they safe? What would you say are the solutions for the healthiest water? Reverse osmosis? Shower filters?
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    Hello there Moseley and welcome to the forum.

    As far as I'm aware we've seen both chlorine and fluoride in our tap water for several decades now. I don't think they exist at any particularly dangerous levels and are in general used to help peoples teeth in the case of floride and prevent diseases such as cholera and typhoid in the case of chlorine.
    So obviously there are benefits, but no I don't think you have to worry to much. However if you're really concerned then bottled water is now a common and popular alternative, failing this you could try a water filter.


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    Hello Moseley.

    Our city water is treated with chlorine and my mother is sensitive to it so she filters any water that she is going to use for cooking and buys bottled water for drinking. By far the greater exposure to chlorine comes from many other household products. I am fortunate to have a deep well as my water source and the water is not treated in any way, save by nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Hello Moseley.

    Our city water is treated with chlorine and my mother is sensitive to it so she filters any water that she is going to use for cooking and buys bottled water for drinking. By far the greater exposure to chlorine comes from many other household products. I am fortunate to have a deep well as my water source and the water is not treated in any way, save by nature.

    Chlorine Allergy - Symptoms, Risks and Treatments
    How does she filter chlorine from water? Filter, or boiling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
    Hello Moseley.

    Our city water is treated with chlorine and my mother is sensitive to it so she filters any water that she is going to use for cooking and buys bottled water for drinking. By far the greater exposure to chlorine comes from many other household products. I am fortunate to have a deep well as my water source and the water is not treated in any way, save by nature.

    Chlorine Allergy - Symptoms, Risks and Treatments
    How does she filter chlorine from water? Filter, or boiling?
    She uses a Brita filter for water that she will be cooking with or boiling for beverages and she drinks a brand of bottled spring water that seems to agree with her. She has an auto-immune disorder known as C.R.E.S.T. form of Scleroderma and has an extensive list of intolerant responses.
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    I've discovered the joys of "high flow", "in line" water filters attached to the kitchen sink water supply. The water tastes fan.tas.tic. even on days when the water in the bathroom smells distinctly of chlorine. Yum!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    I've discovered the joys of "high flow", "in line" water filters attached to the kitchen sink water supply. The water tastes fan.tas.tic. even on days when the water in the bathroom smells distinctly of chlorine. Yum!!
    What are those? I am thinking of installing a filter. The tap water here is fine, but I still want the taste of filtered water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scheherazade View Post
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    Hello Moseley.

    Our city water is treated with chlorine and my mother is sensitive to it so she filters any water that she is going to use for cooking and buys bottled water for drinking. By far the greater exposure to chlorine comes from many other household products. I am fortunate to have a deep well as my water source and the water is not treated in any way, save by nature.

    Chlorine Allergy - Symptoms, Risks and Treatments
    How does she filter chlorine from water? Filter, or boiling?
    She uses a Brita filter for water that she will be cooking with or boiling for beverages and she drinks a brand of bottled spring water that seems to agree with her. She has an auto-immune disorder known as C.R.E.S.T. form of Scleroderma and has an extensive list of intolerant responses.
    As an Englishman, I can vouch for the efficacy of the Brita "worta filta" (why the hell they think silly spelling of brighter is clever marketing I shall never understand) for making superior tea. The reduction in Ca salts seems to stop tannic scum forming in the teacup and it seems also to get rid of the smell of Cl. But I stress this is purely an aesthetic matter, as tea is far more sensitive to such things than coffee. From the health point of view I have no reservations at all about tap water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyoko View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adelady View Post
    I've discovered the joys of "high flow", "in line" water filters attached to the kitchen sink water supply. The water tastes fan.tas.tic. even on days when the water in the bathroom smells distinctly of chlorine. Yum!!
    What are those? I am thinking of installing a filter. The tap water here is fine, but I still want the taste of filtered water.
    The plumber installing our new kitchen gear recommended it. I know there's a version advertised on tv here so they're not terribly sophisticated contraptions. I suspect you need a plumber to instal them - a bit of pipe joining required, though replacing the filters every year is a householder task - ours even has an electronic reminder gizmo attached to the inside of the cupboard door. Haven't yet had it a year so I don't know what happens when it goes off.
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