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  Reply # 1858076 4-Sep-2017 12:47
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Easiest & cheapest is to fill up a jug of water, Leave on the bench & much of the chlorine will evaporate away (supposedly)



If I leave unfiltered water to stand it gets much worse, there's a strong chlorine taste after a few hours.

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  Reply # 1858380 4-Sep-2017 19:21
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I find a pinch of salt also helps with gross tasting water to make it drinkable as water. Doesnt help with wanting to make coffee etc from it tho.


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  Reply # 1858398 4-Sep-2017 19:59
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When turning on the tap, consider the first few seconds of water as unusable as that may have a buildup of chlorine , so just run the tap
a few secs first.
Easiest & cheapest is to fill up a jug of water, Leave on the bench & much of the chlorine will evaporate away (supposedly)
I used to have a water distiller: it doesnt really remove chlorine(carbon filter also needed) and takes a very long time to distill . It hasnt been used for years now


Carbon removes chlorine, it wont remove other some other nasties , so you need carbon + ion exchange filters . Then something to remove
the sodium from water that the ion-exchange puts in .
Then we put the nice water in a plastic water bottle & get other chemicals leaching in. You cant win :-)
Or we have a shower & breathe it all in away , or go swim in a pool/sit in a hot tub full of the stuff.


No need to get to anal about this, we are exposed to so many chemicals in the home & work regardless.


A combination carbon + KDF filter will remove a surprisingly large amount of any bad stuff that may be in the water. The carbon will remove the chlorine and things like organic solvents, pesticides etc. And the KDF removes heavy metals and helps to inhibit bacteria from growing in the carbon stage of the filter. Assuming the filter is rated down to 1 micron, it will also remove things like cysts.


The problem with reverse osmosis filters is that they waste alot of water. And the water they output is really aggressive, it will slowly dissolve copper pipes (and virtually anything else that can be dissolved in water), and drinking water with high copper concentrations long term is harmful.

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