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advice on water filter - reverse osmosis?

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    advice on water filter - reverse osmosis?

    I've just discovered I'm pregnant so I thought I'd better start being more careful with my drinking water supply. Previously I've been boiling the water for drinking but after reading various articles apparently a filter is best. Does anyone know where I can get the reverse osmosis filter system? or any other suggestions would be appreciated. thanks!

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    Not sure where you can find the filter.

    I drank boiled tap water throughout my pregnancy and didn't have any problems.

    Very important Folic Acid. Get some ASAP.

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    When I first got here, I insisted to the DH that we should buy a water filter. We bought the most expensive one that Fortress sells (that fits on the tap). What a waste of money. We spent $700 and it now sits in our cabinet. We just buy bottled water, now, but I don't see why boiled water wouldn't be just as good.

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    thanks for the advice! will probably stick with my boiled water for the time being!

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    Boiling is the most effective method of killing bacteria in water.

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    One thing to note is that bottled water doesn't have fluoride in it, so if you are giving kids bottled water you may also want to give them fluoride tablets.

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    In my humble opinion

    I think it wouldn't really matter much as of the moment whether you drink boiled water or bottled water. ALthough HKG water has a high level of chlorine.

    Filters are a big waste of money. Just buy bottled water if you want to. Mineral in my opinion is better than distilled.

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    I'd be interested to know why val23 considers water filters to be a waste of money. Is that based on scientific fact or personal opinion? The international water industry has been using filtration as a successful means of treating drinking water for decades - have they been getting it wrong all this time?
    Also, on what basis to you conclude that bottled water is a more healthy choice? Is this down to the misconception that bottled water is better for you?

    I am a chartered water engineer and my family and I use a tap mounted water filter and Im happy with that arrangement.

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