• Iron out in water softener, toxic?

    From Walt@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 6 15:44:03 2017
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    replying to Chris Szilagyi, Walt wrote:
    Hi Chris - It is important to note that softened water is not healthy for drinking regardless of what salt or additives you use. All softeners leave some amount of sodium in the water that is passed through. It is the nature
    of the ion exchange process.
    For drinking water, you should either have a tap that comes from before the softener (I recommend carbon filtering that) or putting the softened water through a reverse osmosis (RO) system for drinking water. I personally do not like RO water and it hurts my stomach, but the problems with RO water are another large discussion.
    Another option is, of course, to buy drinking water (you can now easily find good drinking water for under $1 per gallon)
    Either way, it is certainly not healthy to drink water from a water softener due to the significant sodium content. I've seen this nearly put people in
    the hospital. Water softener manufacturers will not tell you this because people would be more hesitant to purchase them. Some will try to tell you
    that their softener does not allow a significant amount of sodium into the water. The sodium level varies with the part of the cycle and it is in fact significant with all softeners.
    This assumes you are using salt in your softener. Some softeners allow you to use Potassium Chloride, which will leave Potassium rather than Sodium in the water and this is much safer for drinking, though you should probably have
    your Potassium levels checked periodically at the doctor if you use this. Potassium Chloride, though, is much more expensive and harder to find. It
    also does not remove iron from the water like Sodium Chloride, so if you have iron in your water it is probably not a good option.

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  • From Aflfan@21:1/5 to All on Sun Mar 17 04:14:02 2019
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    replying to Walt, Aflfan wrote:
    This is a bad rumor. I've heard it numerous times. Yes excessive salt is bad for you health. No, water softeners will not put excessive salt into your diet. Drinking a gallon of softened water gives you the equivalent salt content that you would get eating one slice of bread. So enjoy your softened water.

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  • From Jalaz@21:1/5 to All on Sun Mar 17 04:14:03 2019
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    replying to Chris Szilagyi, Jalaz wrote:
    Did you die seriously?

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  • From Water Tester@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 7 13:45:02 2021
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    I've seen this nearly put people in the hospital.

    No you haven't. Sorry, but that's dripping with hyperbole.

    "Nearly"? What constitutes that? "People"? How many people did you come across?

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  • From Walt@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 15 03:15:02 2021
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    I'm afraid this is not a rumor. I've seen proof and significant health problems (with visible physical effects) that stopped after changing from softened water to to the same water before the softener.

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  • From emrescue@21:1/5 to All on Wed Oct 20 04:45:03 2021
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    If your water tastes salty you have the grains per gallon set to high.

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  • From Walt@21:1/5 to All on Tue Nov 16 01:15:02 2021
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    Update: IU Medical Methodist (Indianapolis), which has the top cardiology team in the state, indicates in their dietary documentation (I have a copy) that softened water should not be used as drinking water.

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