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This has got me worried

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This has got me worried

News that plastic particles are being found in nearly all brands of bottled water has got me worried. Not so much as bottled water itself as I find it daft paying for something we get from a tap, but the fact that by implication even that source is going to have these particles in it.

Would running the water through a paper coffee filter remove them? Undecided

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Re: This has got me worried

Plastic containers also leach phthalates into the drinks/food they hold.  

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Not just containers but fibre from clothes it seems so, blimey the games up I guess.

I was aware of those plastic containers but I think it's a case of what is stored in them and for how long. Some time back I got rid of all my home brew plastic bottles and now use glass ones. 

Ah well, I'll not worry about what I cannot change and besides, I was never one to buy bottled water anyways. Thumbs Up

 

 

 

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Re: This has got me worried

Just a modern form of 'roughage'

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Re: This has got me worried

I guess anyone using a de-humidifier regularly could save the condensate water for drinking purposes.

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Re: This has got me worried


@Minivanman wrote:

Not so much as bottled water itself as I find it daft paying for something we get from a tap


 

I've yet to find a tap that spits out carbonated water, until then, I'll make do with tesco's 17p/2L fizzy water, it's healthier than soft drinks, and gives me the pleasure of obnoxious burps too... Funny

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It's easy to carbonate water; just fill a bottle 90% full with cold water, top up with dry ice and screw on bottle cap tightly. Sit and watch closely until the process is complete.

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I could also use a soda stream too, but cost of materials needed for either dry ice or an SS versus the cost of the tesco 2L bottles, the latter wins out... Smiley

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@twocvbloke

Well yes, and I must admit I am partial to fizzy water at times. Smiley

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Re: This has got me worried

I like the water at home but SWMBO says it has a horrid taste. She is happy with either the ALDI or Tesco bottles at 17p.

 

The water at my mum's is filtered and tastes too salty for me so I always take a bittle when I go there.

 

As for fizzy water; no thanks, it tastes like Alka-seltzer to me.

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@AlaricAdair wrote:

It's easy to carbonate water; just fill a bottle 90% full with cold water, top up with dry ice and screw on bottle cap tightly. Sit and watch closely until the process is complete.


I've no reason to doubt your method if common sense is used, but given the potential for exploding bottles it might have been wise to add some safety provisos. Wink

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@Mav wrote:

 

 

The water at my mum's is filtered and tastes too salty for me so I always take a bittle when I go there.

 

 


Just a small one?  Wink

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@RobPN Fat fingers on a mobile.

 

Of course I meant buttle, blttle, bottle Funny

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Re: This has got me worried

Guys, it's Britain get the buckets filled in the garden when we get blessed with the rare rain. Just make sure your bucket doesn't have any holes lol

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Re: This has got me worried

I couldn't believe the difference between flat London tap water and relatively fizzy Yorkshire tap water.

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