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    Gut Flora and Tap Water?

    Hi everybody,
    I read on a paleo blog recently that chlorination in tap water can harm healthy gut flora. Has this claim been researched? If not, does anyone have opinions on its likely accuracy?
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    There doesn't seem to have been any research done on it, so it seems like speculation right now. Intuitively, I'd think that gut bacteria live in a pretty harsh environment so would be sturdy enough to stand a bit of chlorine.

    On balance, I think I'd rather take the risk of harming my gut flora than contracting typhoid or cholera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewlyPrimed View Post
    Hi everybody,
    I read on a paleo blog recently that chlorination in tap water can harm healthy gut flora. Has this claim been researched? If not, does anyone have opinions on its likely accuracy?
    Thanks!
    The chlorine found in tap water is essentially lethal anyway. Ditch it altogether and drink filtered water packed with REAL minerals and take a strong probiotic to restore healthy gut flora. Simple!

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    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies. What is invovled with filtering chlorine from water? Will a charcoal filter do the job?

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    I'm glad I got some good well water. No chlorine or fluoride worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewlyPrimed View Post
    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies. What is invovled with filtering chlorine from water? Will a charcoal filter do the job?
    Depends on the chlorine involved. Good info here about Chlorine.

    A reverse osmosis system eliminates most if not all, but can be pricey and requires more maintenance. I used one for years until it broke and started leaking all the time. Now I have a Watts system with 3 snap in cartridges (Amazon.com) and it seems to get rid of most of the chlorine, at least I can't smell it anymore.

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    We use pitchers in the fridgerator. We fill them up and let them sit (open topped) in the fridge over-night before drinking the water in them. This has the effect of removing the chlorine flavor from the water. I've done no scientific testing, other than to compare a glass that came straight from the tap, with one that came from an overnight chilled pitcher. I can taste a difference.
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    Chlorine (mostly?) evaporates from an open container in 24 hours. The time I forgot to let the water sit out, the goldfish died.

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