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The Plain Talk Series - #27

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Today’s question: Should I use hot water from the tap to make baby formula?

Plain Talk answer: No…hot water may contain impurities from the hot water heater and plumbing in your home. Before you draw it, let the cold water run for a couple of minutes if that tap has not been used for a while, overnight or all day, then heat the water in the microwave or on the store. Catch the wasted water you flush out of the tap in a container and save it for plant watering as a conservation measure. Or better yet, collect fresh drinking or formula water after you have been using a lot of cold water, such as for washing clothes or lawn watering. This will have moved fresh water into your house and you will not have to waste more water to get good tap water.

For more information on this and many other water-related topics, check out Plain Talk About Drinking Water by Dr. James M. Symons.
 

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