Tap Water Question

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by dragon50, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. dragon50

    dragon50 Banned Banned

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    I drink LOTS of Water -200 - 250 Fluid Oz per day. This is probably due to my high protein low carb diet. At least half is Tap (NYC) water. Is the flouride bad for me?
     
  2. supersudo

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    i dunno.. but chlorine can kill the good bacteria (pro-biotics) in your intestines.. :wink:

    i suggest drinking only filtered or purified drinking water..
     
  3. Rahul

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    You will find every independent study says its bad for you. Strangely though studies conducted by the dentist federation who profit billions from it say its not harmful and good for your teeth. Studies have also shown that fluoride does jack all to your teeth and unfluoridated countries have better dental health than those that are fluoridated.

    Research on google and find out the history of it and look at research yourself.. Fluoride was initially a waste product of no use. Next thing it was supposidly "good for our teeth" and dumped it into the water supply for a nice profit.

    I've been drinking filtered water (reverse osmosis filter, gets rid of fluoride) for about a year. After being so used to this drinking tap water now tastes like i'm drinking metallic pool water.

    Better to be safe than sorry ;)
     
  4. afjiu-jitsuguy

    afjiu-jitsuguy White Belt

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    dude flouride and chlorine are both way bad for you

    flouride will give you a disease and chlorine will do the same, in fact bacteria is good for you this is how our immune system works. This is how a bunch of us are getting sick because the chlorine is taking away all of the germs and our immune system has nothing to work against. And yes as
    "supersudo" is saying, a reverse osmosis filtering system on your tap would work great, but until then only drink bottled water cuz the filtering system is expensive.
     
  5. Chad Hamilton

    Chad Hamilton Amateur Fighter

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    I don't drink city water.

    they've been trying to brainwash me my whole life.
     
  6. Rjkd12

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    I have only heard flouride is bad for children. Now, this is second hand information, but children get flouride in adult toothpaste (childrens toothpaste doesn't have it) and they get it in gum, and tap water. Flouride is bad for developing teeth or something so children are getting messed up teeth (the ones who drink tap water, use adult toothpaste and eat gum all day).

    Now for adults I don't think it is a huge problem. My only reasoning is my mom is a dental assistant and great friends with one of the top oral surgeons in Chicago. He has told us a few things, since he is very passionate about his job, yet he has not once mentioned not drinking tap water.

    Remember, assuming it is bad the more important question is how bad is it. The difference between a cure and a lethal drug is dose. Its not "Is flouride bad" its "is the dose of flouride that an average human gets drinking tap water bad enough that I should stop using it." I don't mind taking alcohol in small doses, but alcohol can easily kill you so I would probably decide not to get an IV of everclear because studies on rats have shown that massive alcohol intake has killed them. Nicotine is also lethal as is every drug on some scale.
     
  7. Eric O

    Eric O Amateur Fighter

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    The Chlorine is worse for you from what I've read.

    I only drink purified water or well water that has been tested for polutants.

    Like someone else said. Tap water tastes like metalic pool water.
     
  8. PariahCarey

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    I live in NYC and drink the tap water all the time.Sometimes i use a brita-filter but that doesn't remove chemicals, i do it just to improve the taste and have hot water on demand. The amounts are infinitesimal and the dangers are lauded by freaks like Gary Null who are yelling the sky is falling all the time and selling chlorophyll to help your regrow your hair.

    After i drink my water i take some asbestos from the air duct and put it on my sandwhich...
     

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