Why You Shouldn't Drink Soft Water: A Comprehensive Guide
What Is Soft Water?
Why Do We Need Soft Water?
How Do Water Softeners Work?
- Up to 3.5 GPG: Slightly hard or soft
- 3.5 to 10.5 GPG: Medium hard
- Over 10.5 GPG: Extremely hard
Advantages of Soft Water
- Longer-lasting appliances
- Brighter, softer clothes
- Improved hair and skin texture
- Cost-saving due to less soap and shampoo usage
Disadvantages of Soft Water
- Soft water can lead to toilet bowl stains.
- It can leach metals, such as lead, from pipes and faucets.
- Elevated levels of heavy metals like lead in initial cold water draws.
- Not suitable for cooking or preparing baby formula due to potential heavy metal content.
Drinking Soft Water: FAQs
- Increased levels of toxic metals like lead
- High sodium content
- Demineralized water
- Poor taste
- Boiling water
- Using a water softener
- Lime treatment
Why You Should Never Drink Soft Water
Durlach, J.; Bara, M.; Guiet-Bara, A. (1989). “Magnesium level in drinking water: its importance in cardiovascular risk”. In Itokawa, Y.; Durlach, J. Magnesium in health and disease: Fifth International
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County – http://www.nashville.gov/water/soft_h2o.htm
Bartram, edited by Jamie; Ballance, Richard (1996). Water quality monitoring : a practical guide to the design and implementation of freshwater quality studies and monitoring programmes (1st ed.). London: E & FN Spon.
Common Water Quality Problems And Their Treatment” (PDF). Retrieved 2017-03-19.”Water Softeners”. Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Retrieved 2017-03-19.