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tap vs. bottled water?

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i heard tap is better because it has essential nutrients that bottled waters take out. plus tap water is so much easier. you dont have to worry about buying more bottles and running out...its so expensive to live on a bottled water diet...is tap really that bad???

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i heard tap is better because it has essential nutrients that bottled waters take out. plus tap water is so much easier. you dont have to worry about buying more bottles and running out...its so expensive to live on a bottled water diet...is tap really that bad???

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Tap isn't that bad. Frankly, I prefer the taste of cold filtered tap water to bottle water. Anyway, get a filter for your tap. They're pretty cheap and make water taste much better and remove all sorts of harmul things.


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I drink tap..but filtered of course (I don't like the taste of bleached rust). If you'll be drinking a lot of water, that much chlorine and fluorine (and whatever else might be in the water) probably isn't too healthy for you, so you should buy a filter. The water will taste a ton better too.

I can't imagine the amount of nutrients you'd get from (any type of) water being of any significance compared to food.


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There is one main difference between tap and bottled. That is bottled is stripped of fluride which tap still contains. Fluride is just good for your teeth lol.

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It really does depend on where you live. The water where I live is so chlorinated that it smells like a swimming pool coming out of the tap. It is worth noting that none of the major brand water pitchers - Brita or PUR - removes chlorine.

I don’t know if any of you has ever broken open an aging water pipe, but I can assure you that you wouldn’t drink out a cup that looked like such a pipe.

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It really does depend on where you live. The water where I live is so chlorinated that it smells like a swimming pool coming out of the tap. It is worth noting that none of the major brand water pitchers - Brita or PUR - removes chlorine.

I don’t know if any of you has ever broken open an aging water pipe, but I can assure you that you wouldn’t drink out a cup that looked like such a pipe.


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Fragrance-Free Baby Wipes + a few drops Rimmel Makeup Remover solution

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Occasional Treatments (2-3x/week): Exfoliating bp wash* in shower, 2.5% bp lotion* at night

CoverGirl TruBlend Powder Foundation

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ive always heard filtered tap is way better than bottled. so i just fill my own bottles every morning (4) and drink throughout the day, its easier and cheaper to just buy a brita system than all those bottled waters

plus my dentist said bottled is bad for your teeth because it has no fluoride


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huh? They DO remove chlorine. Depending on the package, they might state "tastes and odors" instead of stating chlorine and fluorine, though all the packages I've seen do explicitly state removes chlorine and fluorine. Even the brita water bottles remove chlorine (that's about the only thing the portable bottles remove).

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I think you are mistaken my friend. The filter pitcher packages state quite clearly that they remove chlorine's “taste and odor� but that does not mean they remove chlorine. If they removed chlorine they would tell you explicitly that they did. If you read the fine print, you will eventually find “Chlorine: Removes taste and Odor Only.� This means, quite clearly, that they do not remove chlorine.

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http://www.brita.com/benefits/benefits.shtml

Here is the link to the filter pictcher filter page. You will notice that - unlike the tap filter - the pitcher filter is not listed as removing any percentage of chlorine. This leads me to feel quite comfotable in saying: The Brita filter pitches do not remove the chlorine in your water. It appears only to reduce it an unknown amount. Which could be very little. However much chlorine is actually reduced, it is not impressive enough for Brita to be proud of it, and to tell us.

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Hey Steve,

Thanks for the post. I still see nothing that describes the filter pitcher filters as having the ability to remove chlorine. I will search the site. Perhaps I will find it.

It is my suspicion that the pitcher and the faucet filters are different. But, give me a moment to search as I would like to discover I am wrong on this, as I would like to have a chlorine filtering pitcher.

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