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Do you drink tap water or bottled water?

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Apr 5, 2013
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studies have shown that paranoia to life causes cancer...blah blah blah...the whole Toronto population should be dead of cancer for drinking tap water..i been drinking Toronto tapwater (full of chlorine ) for over 50 years..and so have most i grew up with
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cardguy wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 6:20 am
studies have shown that paranoia to life causes cancer...blah blah blah...the whole Toronto population should be dead of cancer for drinking tap water..i been drinking Toronto tapwater (full of chlorine ) for over 50 years..and so have most i grew up with
and 2 billion people in rest of the world.
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The only place I buy bottled water is when I'm out and don't have anywhere to get tap water or when I'm travelling and would get sick by drinking tap water. Personally, I feel that bottled water should be taxed to hell in places where tap water is perfectly safe to drink. Those water taxes should then go towards providing safe drinking water and improving infrastructure in places with boil water advisories.
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May 1, 2003
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Both. Bottled water is convenient to take to work, in the car, or other places. At home I drink filtered tap water.
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cardguy wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 6:20 am
studies have shown that paranoia to life causes cancer...blah blah blah...the whole Toronto population should be dead of cancer for drinking tap water..i been drinking Toronto tapwater (full of chlorine ) for over 50 years..and so have most i grew up with
And Toronto is free of cancer ?
What I am trying to convey is that if chlorine even slightly increases chances of tumours why would I or anyone want risk ? Only to save few dollars. Own health should be a number one priority.
P.S. But I understand folks from Toronto and Vancouver after you paid you monthly mortgage payment no money left for fruit or vegetables never mind bottled water.
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ukrainiandude wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:08 pm
And Toronto is free of cancer ?
What I am trying to convey is that if chlorine even slightly increases chances of tumours why would I or anyone want risk ? Only to save few dollars. Own health should be a number one priority.
P.S. But I understand folks from Toronto and Vancouver after you paid you monthly mortgage payment no money left for fruit or vegetables never mind bottled water.
Cancer occurs naturally in all living organisms. I can understand your point of reducing risk where it's reasonable to do so but at the end of the day, the study that the link referred was not linked in the article so we don't know what levels of chlorination was used in the water OR if there were any other environmental impacts that might have happened over those 35 years.

Besides, many urban water systems have moved away from chlorine in recent decades OR has reduced the amount of chlorine used as greater monitoring of chlorine effectiveness has been done. A good example is actually Vancouver's water system which now uses chloramines instead of chlorine. Also, chlorine can be easily removed from water using a simple and CHEAP active carbon filter so there's really no need to get bottled... heck, there's no need to get a Brita or any of those other higher priced carbon based filters either! Get a simple under the sink filter that cost literally fractions of pennies a litre (a $10 filter will filter 3,785 L of water) and be done with it.
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ukrainiandude wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:08 pm
And Toronto is free of cancer ?
What I am trying to convey is that if chlorine even slightly increases chances of tumours why would I or anyone want risk ? Only to save few dollars. Own health should be a number one priority.
there are a lot of other day to day very normal activities that can lead to cancer. but doesnt stop us from doing those. its not like chlorine has "significantly" high risk of cancer while these other activities are rare.
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Jun 1, 2017
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Tap water and I bring a big bottle with my pretty much where ever I go.
Why would I waste money to hurt the environment any further than I already do.
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Jun 12, 2003
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Markham
Boiled tap water

Bottled water when I need something on the go
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Dec 26, 2003
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Both. Trying Brita more lately but usually a bottled water guy
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amitdi wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 3:13 pm
there are a lot of other day to day very normal activities that can lead to cancer. but doesnt stop us from doing those. its not like chlorine has "significantly" high risk of cancer while these other activities are rare.
Plus the leachates from these disposable plastic bottles are probably much more harmful.
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Mar 28, 2006
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Tap water.

Who knows how long that bottled water has been sitting in the case in some warehouse baking (or not) under the sun leeching chemicals from the plastic before it hits the store for you to purchase.

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