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pavlichenko wrote

Not food, but tap water. Chlorine is a biocide, and there is a lot of worse shit than just chlorine in tap water as well.

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nijntje wrote

heh, i'm from the netherlands and there's tap water here that's from the same source as high-quality 'mineral water', but we're super spoiled

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pavlichenko wrote

I too am super spoiled. I run my tap water through a sediment prefilter, a chlorine/chloramine-removing KDF carbon filter, a reverse osmosis membrane, a deionizer, a remineralizer, and UV light at the last stage. Tastes pretty good. It costs pennies per gallon - significantly less than bottled water. Also costs less than the health problems people get from drinking the water here.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote

Where are you from?

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pavlichenko wrote

The United Shitholes of Amerika. Water here isn't as bad as it is in a lot of places like Flint, but it's pretty bad and getting worse all the time. They even tell you what is in the water in required annual tests/reports. Of course it's within EPA guidelines most of the time, but that doesn't mean it's safe.

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TheLegendaryBirdMonster wrote (edited )

I'm from france and it's common knowledge here that tapwater is more controlled and healthy than bottled water. idk if it's true because I havent really looked into it, but I think it's one of the things that our government is proud of. We've got monthly tests for every water treatment center thought.

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Dumai wrote

which is a form of classist/racist violence in itself as far as the us is concerned