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Thread: WHO report on danger of drinking RO water

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    Default WHO report on danger of drinking RO water

    I always put the idea of drinking water without minerals causing harm and up there with cow magnets. Particularly when looking at some of the products touting their solution. However, I ran across this report from the World Health Organization. It says drinking and cooking with demineralized water is bad for you. Can be quite bad.

    http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_...ineralized.pdf

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    Oh yes, I have known that for a long time. Which is why I do not drink battery water.

    But the million dollar question I have never found the answer to is why do manufacturers of electric irons say quite explicitly that you should not used distilled water in their steam irons, when I have done so for years quite successfully to avoid them furring up?

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    My guess is that distilled water is quite aggressive and may erode the insides of the iron.

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