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Old 07-01-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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R/O Water, good enough to drink?

I've heard that R/O water is not good for us to drink. I would like to see how many of you vote that it's OK and if any comments feel free to post them
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:41 PM   #2
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My local Super Walmart has a R/O machine set up for filling 1 gallon and 5 gallon jugs with.
Its like 40 cents a gallon.
Its from the water company Culligan, and sold as drinking water.
This is R/O water I assume, because the machine says Reverse Osmosis water right on it.
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Old 07-01-2004, 05:57 PM   #3
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I heard that the R/O filters made for fish tanks liek the one I have Kent Marine Maxima HI-S is not good to drink from it. I just want to make sure I don't start growning gils or fins since I am drinking and my wife from it.
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:17 PM   #4
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I think as long as you tap it from before the DI it's fine to drink.
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what do you mean?

"as long as you tap it from before the DI it's fine to drink"
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Old 07-01-2004, 06:54 PM   #6
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If it's a RO/DI unit.. I just heard deionized water wasn't good to drink.
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I've been drinking my RO/DI water for months, tastes fine to me. Is there something I need to know about the DI portion of the filter?
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yeah, possible side effects development of gills, fins and sudden urge to live in the ocean. lol. I don't know i am trying to figure it out myself.
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i also have hard that the di is not the best thing for "us" to drink. i dont know why but that is all i know.
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Old 07-01-2004, 08:21 PM   #10
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Drinking RO or RO/DI water is fine. It lacks any nutrients and vitamins that may be in the water before it was filtered but they are in such small amounts it makes no difference. Besides, we get all the nutrients and vitamins we need from food anyway. Fluoride (for teeth) is added to tap water which the filter will remove. But as long as you brush your teeth daily, this isn't a problem.

I would venture a guess and say that RO and RO/DI water is actually *better* for us than your average city tap water. There should be a minimum number of dissolved solids and chemicals in the filtered water that would make it healthier. Should also taste better as well.
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