posted on Mar, 21 2009 @ 10:33 AM
Originally posted by Charis
reply to post by anxietydisorder
We do a lot of baking in our household, but we never use hot water from the tap. Hot tap water can contain lead leached from pipes and solder. Cold
tap water is safer, and can be heated in a kettle on the stove to the proper temperature.
Charis, no offense meant, but I am just gonna clarify your statement. As I am a water tester for a living.
newer homes have pvc piping, so sauder isn't a problem. If you do have metal pipping, not a bad idea to get it checked.
lead sauter was supposed to be stopped being used sometime ago. I think late 70s, early 80s. But some shady plumber still use it to save money.
the faucet purifiers, if maintained correctly, do a pretty good job of removing lead.
And you also have to be careful even of cold water, if the water has been sitting overnight, it can still leach out the lead, so it has to be run for
quite some time.
Older homes,don't get water out of the spicket first thing in teh morning,let it run.
that being said, bottled water adn filtered water is just probably gonna make your bread taste better without all the minerals, chloride, fluoride,