I read through all the posts on the original thread a couple of times. Not having any background on this I have to admit that I am somewhat confused and really have no basis on which to initiate any action; even to stop hauling jugs of distilled water home all the time. The only course of action that seems open to me is to add another glass of wine to my daily consumption and hope for the best.
Let me try to see where my understanding is:
All major cities (say at least the 5 largest) have no standard way of treating water. The same holds true for smaller cities. All spring water is different and what is marketed as spring water therefore could be good or bad. Therefore all wells that are dug are also different from location to location. Marketed distilled water(although generally the same process) may be different and you need to take a magnifying glass with you to the market to inspect the fine print. What one city or company may be doing today may not be true tomorrow and is impossible to monitor.
Are there say 5 ingredients (that have a factual base) that we should try to avoid regardless of whether or not our cities may or may not be removing them from the tap water. To me this seems to be the crux of the situation.
Filters may or may not do the job. Is this a correct assumption? So installing a home filter system may or may not be worthwhile?
Does any of this really matter? Do statistics exist that say how many people are hurt or die from this stuff ?
Curiosity question: Does sludge (toliet water in laymans terms) ever enter into the drinking water equation? I thought is was only used for farming but I heard a comment on Fox news awhile back where they were considering this. How would you react to this?
Curiosity question: Is rain water collected by various means by homeowners any better?
To avoid data overload that is all of my questions at this time. Thanks