Let me just say- I'm a bottled water person. Have been for years, before it was posh.
Yesterday I visited my grandma, painted her bathroom for her. I do all I can for her, as she definately works within a very fixed income.
Needless to say, she's old school, and refuses to have a water filter, drink bottled water, etc.
I, of course, forgot to bring water with me and was stuck drinking from the faucet ( as I was not about to risk getting paint all over inside my
Let's just say- It tasted as though I'd fished it out of the toilet!
She lives in a suburb outside Detroit- which most people advocate has some of the cleanest drinking water in the country.
Well, let's just say they use the term "cleanest" loosely. Or do they?
What I tasted, I identified immediately. Chlorine. Definately chlorine.
My pool doesn;t taste as bad!
I know all about fluoride, chemicals, etc., I was just shocked at how strong it is! How is it people who drink this aren't up in arms- or have they
been drinking it so long, they can no longer taste the additives?
Here's a few bits I found on chlorinated water.
Hardness of Water - Unsightly water spots on fixtures, glasses and silverware are also caused by hard water. The hardness creates soap curd which
interferes with the cleaning ability of your cleaning products and causes problems such as bath tub ring. Plus, scaling builds up with hard water, and
can clog pipes and fixtures.
Iron - Higher concentrations of iron can cause an objectionable taste and rust-colored staining of sinks, commodes, bath tubs, other plumbing fixtures
pH - Low pH water (acid water) can cause damage to sinks, faucets, hot water tanks, drainage and supply lines. These problems can cause extensive
repair costs or replacement.
Sulfur - Sulfur causes damage to plumbing and gives off an offensive, "rotten egg" odor.
Chlorine - Chlorine is found to be objectionable in drinking and bathing water. Chlorine that mixes with organics in water, forms trihalomethanes
(THM's). THM's are reportedly cancer-causing agents.
Economic sanctions imposed on Iraq by the United States and the United Nations have created a crisis in fresh water and waste water treatment.
Sanctions have kept Iraq from rebuilding a system severely damaged in the 1991 Gulf War. Sanctions forbid Iraq from maintaining and repairing the
system in a timely manner. And sanctions make it impossible for Iraq to expand the system for increased population and industrial demands. The
population, unable to get safe drinking water, is suffering widespread diarrhea and dysentery. The most vulnerable victims, the children, arc dying.
Unable to properly treat waste water, the country is facing even more extensive medical and ecological problems in the future.
Chlorine Needed Immediately to Alleviate Crisis.
The most immediate need is for liquid chlorine to treat the fresh water and provide the entire population with safe, drinkable water. Adequate
chlorination alone could eliminate a large percentage of medical cases, especially of babies and children who now fill emergency rooms at every
hospital. The need for costly medical treatment (often unavailable due to sanctions for thousands with diarrhea and dysentery could disappear.
Scarce medicines could go to others with non-water borne infections. Increased chlorination can save thousands of children’s' lives almost
What is wrong with this picture? Chlorine is another form of bleach.
They're bleaching drinking water?
What was the point of putting child locks on everything, so careful with toxics, if we're just giving it to our family via tap water?
I must be dense. Maybe I drank too much water as a kid.
Can someone explain this to me?