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Q: Where's the safest water to drink?

I just boil tap water but we've noticed that over time our pot has developed mineral deposits. Am I better off drinking that or paying money to get some from a public water machine?

7 years 28 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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Please don't take water from public water machine even it is more economical. If you are not concern about the cost, you can buy the drinking water or mineral water to drink and boil it when you need it to be hot water. The hygiene of the tap water depend on the location.My boiling pot has the same effect like yours.

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I would still boil the water , how much does it cost to replace your kettle ?

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Tap water is OK if you boil it first, but I know some Chinese people drink it just like that. The mineral deposits can easily be removed by boiling a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water. Then fill it with water and boil again to get rid of the vinegar smell and taste. Cheap vinegar may cost you 1 yuan, a new kettle starts around 60.

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What do you think those mineral deposits are telling you? That's what is going into your body. Do not drink tapwater period. Buy bottled water. 

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i always boil tap water,anyway,i think it's safe.sometimes i buy Wahaha bottled water because the president of this company is a man quite responsible,i believe products from this company.

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The safest water to drink is imported. That being said, we use a principle of never buying the same water blindly, swap brands once in a while to spread the risk. 

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My friends wife works for the food safety department in my city, she recommends that only way to have safe water  is by the bottled water and then boil it, boiling just tap water isnt safe and drinking bottled water isnt  100 percent safe too, so best to do both

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My friends wife works for the food safety department in my city, she recommends that only way to have safe water  is by the bottled water and then boil it, boiling just tap water isnt safe and drinking bottled water isnt  100 percent safe too, so best to do both

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Back in your home country!!

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The safest water to drink is located underneath the industrial filth outside of heavy metal processing plants. Happy drinking. wink

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Water? Water! That shit's not safe, I recommend beer...

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Scotland.

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Why don't you have a water fountain? They are REALLY cheap, around 100 will get you a basic one with hot and cold functions, then you just buy the water from nearby your home (they even deliver) costs about 15rmb for a gallon depending on the brand.

 

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A good way to have safe water  is by the bottled water and then boil it, boiling just tap water is somewhat safe to some extent, bottled water sometimes not safe enough.. I saw this from a web related to human genomic data analysis

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A good way to have safe water is by the bottled water and then boil it, boiling just tap water is somewhat safe to some extent, bottled water sometimes not safe enough.. I saw this from a web related to human genomic data analysis.

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A good way to have safe water is by the bottled water and then boil it, boiling just tap water is somewhat safe to some extent, bottled water sometimes not safe enough.. I saw this from a web related to human genomic data analysis.

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