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Water Quality--affect on life expectancy
Any scholarly study relating TDS to life span? I've searched and come up empty.
I've been testing some water sources, just out of curiosity (installed a new RO system) and have found that some of the distilled water from stores is a lot higher than distilled water should be; I'm guessing they're using RO, since it is cheaper.
Other than typical advice to use "distilled water," do we have a study to look at? Distilled water should be 5-10 ppm, but the jugs I tested were 20-45 ppm, about like AC drips. I've read reports of grocery store distilled water up to 150 ppm TDS. Probably OK, many folks have used it, but it got me thinking about whether distilled water is often just tap water? Could account for a few crippled batteries.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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