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Old 09-16-2006, 11:36 PM   #1
Yael Grauer
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I was just wondering what people do for healthy water?

I was buying mine at a local store that distills it and then they shine UV rays on it and spin it through magnets, and I take trace minerals and cell salts to replace all the nutrients it's leeching out, but I don't like that I'm storing my water in this #7 plastic thang.

I know a spring, but it's in Flagstaff... *sigh*

When I buy bottled water, I buy Fiji... but I don't like drinking from plastic all the time.

I was looking at the Multipure filter, and it seems like the best one out there--both because of what it filters out and because of the value. The only thing it doesn't filter out is fluoride (well, they have a ridiculously expensive fluoride filter, but it's got aluminum particles, yikes!) but luckily there's no fluoride put in the water where I live.

Just wondering if anybody's found a filter that's any better. http://www.multipureco.com/
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Old 09-17-2006, 05:17 AM   #2
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I've been wondering quite a bit on this also. I've been reading a lot of the evils of chlorinated and fluoridated water lately and would like to find an economical way of getting water without that stuff.

This is the filter I came upon and was curious about.
http://www.aquasanastore.com/aq-water-filter.html
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:39 AM   #3
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I use a General Electric brita-type filter that just sits in my fridge, 'cause I really don't have money for something better. Recently I was thinking this is kinda counterproductive because I'm storing all my water in a plastic container (plastic contamination).
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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Plastic contamination? So the bottled water isn't a good choice?


Where is a better place to store water? Thanks in advance.

(Message edited by frankm007 on September 17, 2006)
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:13 AM   #5
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I hear #2, 4 and 5 plastic is acceptable. I can only find #7 out here though. I guess glass is the best way to store it?
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:16 AM   #6
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Don't forget a filter for the shower.
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Old 09-17-2006, 10:43 AM   #7
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If you explore at the Aquasana site I linked to above, they also sell a shower filter.
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Old 09-17-2006, 06:58 PM   #8
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Don't forget a filter for the shower.

don't forget the water they use to grow organic produce
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:51 AM   #9
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I use glass Ball jars to carry my tea/water around in.

At home, I use spring water in the big blue 5 gallon bottles (which are supposedly better).

It's definitely a good idea for one to have a shower filter, the stench of chlorine is quite noticeable (in an unfiltered shower) once you've had a shower in cleaner water. The uptake of chlorine from the steam is actually more significant that what one takes in from drinking water on a daily basis.
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:58 AM   #10
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"The uptake of chlorine from the steam is actually more significant that what one takes in from drinking water on a daily basis." Excellent point Dr G. I was going to say that in response to Charlie's reply....I think they said taking a 5min hot shower is exposing yourself to more chlorine than you can drink from tap water all day long. Reason being the large surface area of the skin exposed to chlorinated water, the fact that hot water opens up the poures, the chlorine in the steam that you are now inhaling. Chlorine may be in the water for crops, but at such a small % as to what we are exposed to everyday.

I've heard that swimmers also may have issues (lowered immune system related diseases) later on because of all the time they spent in the pool water. No hard evidence, just a theory I think.
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