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azman0123
29-05-2010, 12:28 AM
Scientists in Canada found out that 70 percent of bottled water brands contain high levels of bacteria.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7763038/Bottled-water-contains-more-bacteria-than-tap-water.html

AllUrban
31-05-2010, 01:07 PM
Scientists in Canada found out that 70 percent of bottled water brands contain high levels of bacteria.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7763038/Bottled-water-contains-more-bacteria-than-tap-water.htmland don't forget the leachate from the plastic and the Bisphenol-A used to prevent the leachate.

Id rather not drink bottled water - usually buy iced tea in the bottle then add some water to reduce the overwhelming sweetness.

Cheers, m

kwchang
31-05-2010, 01:40 PM
People tend to forget that over here we boil all our drinking water, keep it in large porcelain pots or metal mugs to cool it down for our daily consumption. It is probably in the last decade or 2 that bottled water appealed to the lazy suburbanites...

When I was a student in the UK, everytime I boiled water, the British kids will ask me if I was making coffee or tea. They could not understand why this barbarian from the East would drink cooled boiled water because they only boiled water for making drinking chocolate, tea or coffee. :D BTW, they drink from the tap but I hate that because the river in the Thames valley is so hard that it taste terrible (worse than water in Ipoh) and I suspect it could create trouble for my kidneys if I did not remove the calcium by boiling.

By the way, all filtered or RO water need to have their filters periodically cleaned. Take note that the filters all have a thick layer of sediment which is also a fertile place for bacterial growth :eek:

currymee
31-05-2010, 02:04 PM
People tend to forget that over here we boil all our drinking water, keep it in large porcelain pots or metal mugs to cool it down for our daily consumption. It is probably in the last decade or 2 that bottled water appealed to the lazy suburbanites...

When I was a student in the UK, everytime I boiled water, the British kids will ask me if I was making coffee or tea. They could not understand why this barbarian from the East would drink cooled boiled water because they only boiled water for making drinking chocolate, tea or coffee. :D BTW, they drink from the tap but I hate that because the river in the Thames valley is so hard that it taste terrible (worse than water in Ipoh) and I suspect it could create trouble for my kidneys if I did not remove the calcium by boiling.

By the way, all filtered or RO water need to have their filters periodically cleaned. Take note that the filters all have a thick layer of sediment which is also a fertile place for bacterial growth :eek:

Not only I did the same when I was a student in UK, I AM STILL DOING IT NOW DAILY !! :D :D

zinglicious
31-05-2010, 02:19 PM
That is what I been telling people who trying to sell me water filtering from Amway to Byway. Boil the water to get rid of the chorline, kill the bacteria, and whatever leave 1/10 of the sediment in the container to water plants as the impurities are heavier.
But one day, wifey got the her way and got a free Amway, anyway which has ultraviolets and state of art filteration. But She didnt know that the filter gtotta to be replaced yearly and cost SSS :eek: :o :eek:

akiyoshi
31-05-2010, 05:50 PM
Not only I did the same when I was a student in UK, I AM STILL DOING IT NOW DAILY !! :D :D

me too ! Being branded outdated !

currymee
31-05-2010, 05:58 PM
me too ! Being branded outdated !

Not really too bothered about what others think about me being outdated or not - MOST IMPORTANTLY, given the quality of water in SJ/USJ, (darker than my MILO) I rather FILTER and BOIL than kena poisioning or diarrohea ..... :p :p :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

AllUrban
01-06-2010, 10:25 AM
Not really too bothered about what others think about me being outdated or not - MOST IMPORTANTLY, given the quality of water in SJ/USJ, (darker than my MILO) I rather FILTER and BOIL than kena poisioning or diarrohea ..... :p :p :rolleyes: :rolleyes:a colleague of mine (who's father is the head of a water treatment plant) commented that the main problem with the water here is the sediment & rust - and a really good sediment filter is all that you really need.

If you are concerned with removing cholorine you can get a 5micron ceramic filter. Not to mention, the ceramic filter will remove any bacteria & viruses (assuming they could survive the treatment).

If you are concerned about taste, a carbon block will add 'taste' to your water.

boiling is thus unecessary ... and so are those RM1000 'rocket' filters, ionizers, alkalinizers, etc.

Cheers, m

zinglicious
01-06-2010, 02:29 PM
Exactly. just like my relative who have the state of the art water filters. But he would eat Maggi Mee and Mac D frequently yet he would only buy bottle water because he said it is not healthy to drink impurities :eek: :confused: :eek:

fRaNkY
01-06-2010, 09:29 PM
My office water dispenser always taste funny.... and after a while there is a layer of stuff on the holding tank.... some of the water drum is also moldy :D Why? the sun shines on the side of the water dispenser and drum in the afternoon... and no one noticed it. If the water is a bit acidic then mold wont grow... must be filtered pipe water :(

fRaNkY
01-06-2010, 09:35 PM
a colleague of mine (who's father is the head of a water treatment plant) commented that the main problem with the water here is the sediment & rust - and a really good sediment filter is all that you really need.

If you are concerned with removing cholorine you can get a 5micron ceramic filter. Not to mention, the ceramic filter will remove any bacteria & viruses (assuming they could survive the treatment).

If you are concerned about taste, a carbon block will add 'taste' to your water.

boiling is thus unecessary ... and so are those RM1000 'rocket' filters, ionizers, alkalinizers, etc.

Cheers, m

I say kawan, I doubt ceramic can remove bacteria & Viruses but usj/sj high cholorine in the water can. :D Even my ceramic filter have to clean monthly after the rocket filter or else the water just flow slowly.

I think all those expensive filters is just a waste of money... and the filters have to change yearly...