Posted by: just me | 2009/07/23

brackish water

Hi Dr Bets, hope you are well!!

I recognize the health benefits of water and all that, but my problem is that our tap water is exceedingly brackish, and if I flush my nose/sinusses with it, I don' t even have to add salt, it' s already so saline. (and after I' ve flushed my sinusses, I usually get this foul (faint, but it' s there) smell/taste in my mouth!

I really can NOT afford to BUY something that I' m already paying so much tax/rent for (which is clean and safe WATER!!)

Is it really unhealthy to drink tap water?

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Dear Just me
It is unhealthy if the tap water is not clean or contains high levels of salts. I think your best option would be to buy a Brita water filter jug which is cheaper than buying bottled water!
Dr Bets

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