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is rainwater safer than tap water

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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 12:56 PM
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Hi there atsers, with all the polutants in our water system I was just curious. If you were to collect rain ( I live in UK so lots of it lol ) if you were to boil it filter it through a lets sat brittax filter system would this be more beneficial to our bodies than the crap we get in our taps ,

I know because of fukushima and other radioactive particles will most likely be there but it would be in our foods and local supply, and also understand that in a survival situation that would be it but the question still remains

I've put this in chemtrails threads as well we all know there spraying something up there. If its in wrong thread mods please move to correct one.

Many thanks for input on this.

I have brittax kettle filter , no access to reverse osmosis which I understand to be better but can't afford it. So is there anyone out there that can verify that water from mother earth is good and safe if filtered and boiled rather than chlorine flouridated tap water
Cheers all

Peace and love to all


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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Not really, it has airborne particles in it, airborne germs, viruses, acid, (ever notice your eyes sting in the rain?) just plain dirt, not all that nice.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Originally posted by periloustimes


Perhaps you might like to tell us why you want to know ???



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Originally posted by pikestaff
Not really, it has airborne particles in it, airborne germs, viruses, acid, (ever notice your eyes sting in the rain?) just plain dirt, not all that nice.


Well if you filter it... It probably is safer, it does not have fluoride or any other added chemicals.
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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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LOL maybe when the s**t goes down we can drink the rain water.
Just a thought



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Ever hear of "acid rain"
At one time rain water was the safest water there was but that is no longer true. It fact now in some places it may be worse that tap water.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Well I drink stream water all the time - and that's basically just rain water (albeit filtered through a bit of peat and with the odd dead deer in it to add flavour)

I much prefer it to tap water. Though tap water is always preferable to bottle water which is probably be biggest con the sheeple have ever fallen for.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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In the Northern Hemisphere ?

Fukushima ring a bell ?

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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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I remember my grandmother telling me how they used to catch rainwater off of the roof to drink when she was a child back in the 30's and 40's
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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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the reason being the water here tastes like crap and there is a sheen on the top of the tap water , I've contacted the water department and they said water is fine and the sheen is nothing to be concerned with also if tap water smells of chlorine just let it stand for an hour to vent of the smells.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Chlorine .or.. Chloramine

Chlorine and chloramines are both powerful disinfectants used by water supply companies, but this is how they differ.
Chlorine dissipates or out gases from water rather quickly on its own. The common practice for aquarium owners to set some tap water aside for few days before using it works fine when chlorine alone is present, but not so with chloramines.

Chloramines are a combination of chlorine bonded with small amounts of ammonia. It is not unusual for water supply companies to convert to the use of chloramines to allow them to meet stricter state and federal water quality regulations, but also because chloramines have the ability to last in the distribution system, often taking weeks to disappear from the water. As an added benefit, chloramines have virtually no odor or taste.

When dealing with chloramines in tap water it's of the utmost importance to the safety of aquarium fish and all other aquatic animals that the water be treated properly, not only to remove the chlorine, but the associated toxic ammonia as well.


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Install and filter the tap water through an RO (Reverse Osmosis) unit, but make sure it is a quality model that is designed to remove chlorine, chloramines, and ammonia.


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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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If your going to boil your water, the steam is what you want to drink not the boiled water!
Boiling the water can actually concentrate things such as heavy metals, making it less healthy. Boiling does kill bacteria though.

If i were you i would just use your filter on the tap water, or save up for the RO filter. All this kind of stuff is very dependent on where you live though, so it might be better to talk to your locals. Here our water is from underground reservoirs, so it is some of the healthiest water around.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 01:54 PM
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Originally posted by R0CR13
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In the Northern Hemisphere ?

Fukushima ring a bell ?

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Well I was drinking stream water in the lake District a few weeks after Chernobyl - and we had many, many, times more radiation here than anywhere outside of Japan recieved from Fukushima.

Mind you, I do now have nine heads, green legs, and have been dead for 20 years ......


(seriously, if you do drink from mountain streams, the chances are you will be consuming more redaition than if you just drank tap water, and in some areas in both Europe and North America then the background radiation coud prove problemativc after several tens of thousands of years. I guess it depends how long you intend drinking the water for? )

Obviously, any atmospheric radiation from Chernobyl, Fuskushima or any nuclear tests, will rain out in a few weeks at most. But I'm sure you knew that.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Originally posted by AndyMayhew
Well I drink stream water all the time - and that's basically just rain water (albeit filtered through a bit of peat and with the odd dead deer in it to add flavour)

I much prefer it to tap water. Though tap water is always preferable to bottle water which is probably be biggest con the sheeple have ever fallen for.


@ dead deer flavoring.

There was a spring in a camping spot when we were young which I loved to drink from. Water there tasted amazing, filtered through miles of rocks, sand and god knows what else.

Fast forward a few years, new camping spot a couple thousand miles away, I thought I found something similar to the one in my early childhood. Only later did I find out that there was a high level of arsenic in water table in that area from hydrocarbon deposits.



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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by pikestaff
Not really, it has airborne particles in it, airborne germs, viruses, acid, (ever notice your eyes sting in the rain?) just plain dirt, not all that nice.


Still better for you than fluoride.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:19 PM
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Originally posted by SilentKoala

Originally posted by pikestaff
Not really, it has airborne particles in it, airborne germs, viruses, acid, (ever notice your eyes sting in the rain?) just plain dirt, not all that nice.


Still better for you than fluoride.


Really?



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by SilentKoala

Originally posted by pikestaff
Not really, it has airborne particles in it, airborne germs, viruses, acid, (ever notice your eyes sting in the rain?) just plain dirt, not all that nice.


Still better for you than fluoride.




I dunno about that.

I read about a sampling study out west where half of the insect population was gone -- most likely due to concentrations of barium and aluminum in the soil. But, I'm sure you're aware those aren't the only poisons being sprayed in our skies.

Nothing these miscreants do would surprise me anymore. It would be completely understandable for someone to think that TPTB were trying to make this planet unlivable.

An idea -- anyone know how a sand/gravity filter would work to remove these toxins?













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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:40 PM
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Fukushima, need I say more. No its not. But, a filter can be made, in outdoor boxes, with pebbles, sand and even grasses, to filter nearly everything out of it,and then it can further be put through a system of plants to purify it, and I imagine it would be pretty good to use, especially after other filters or purifications are used.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:46 PM
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For me, the relative safety of rainwater is directly proportional to your proximity to a city and industry. Where I live, there is no city for a hundred miles or more, and with the jet stream moving the air constantly, our rainwater is very clean. I haven't done this since Fukushima, but used to regularly send in water samples for testing.

Perhaps another way to think of it is this: What water is the most healthy for plants and other creatures? Well, rainwater is what they want. I know I can keep my garden alive with tap water, but they THRIVE on rainwater. Since I then eat those plants, and am evolved into being able to digest them, what is good for them, is good for me.

For the last 17 years, my Bride and I have consumed and cooked with rainwater. For cooking and icemaking, we first run the water through a Big Berkey gravity filter (British Berkshire) , with the ceramic filters. We have two concrete cisterns, both with a homemade automatic cleaning system that wastes the first bit of rainfall, and collects the rest.

There is nothing that grows here that doesn't like rainwater more than the water of other sources. If, on the other hand, a person lives near industry or a city, it is entirely possible that their rainwater is less than healthy to drink without a lot of filtering. Because chlorine has a great oxidizing potential, I personally believe it to be a systemic poison, and one that most of us routinely use and ingest because it is a lesser danger than those microscopic creatures that it kills. A lesser of evils, so to speak. Most tap water is chlorinated to a level very close to that of a swimming pool -- 0.3 ppm. Chlorinated water that is allowed to stand will 'off-gas' the chlorine.

I'm all for rainwater, as long as a person has a system for collection of the rainwater and the equipment to filter it.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 02:49 PM
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It depends on what pollutants are in the air. I can tell I am an organic gardner and the plants do much better on rain water. Build a Berky style filter for drinking look it up. I would say in most cases yes rain water is better then what comes out of the tap. The Fukishima fallout will be in the tap water too if it is there at all and nothing will filter it out in municaple water systems. You can build a homemade sand filter that will clean the water of your really worried about it look it up. Also get a good testing kit.



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