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Why do people think that softened water is bad for your health?

Many people believe that drinking soft water is bad for your health because they think that it contains salt from the blocks or bags, that are added to the water softener system.  

In factno salt gets into the water supply itself – the softener salt is only used to clean and regenerate the resin that acts on the water 

Softened water is safe to drink. There are a few precautionary exceptions but it is mainly a matter of preference whether you choose to drink it. Many people choose to have a drinking water tap installed at the same time as their softener because they prefer the taste of harder water. 

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) position on drinking softened water is: “There are no firm conclusions on whether it poses long-term health risks so no health-based guidelines are proposed.” In over 90 years, there has never been a reported health-related problem associated with a water softener. However, using softened drinking water isn’t recommended for mixing baby feeds or for those on a low-sodium or zero sodium diet prescribed by a medical practitioner. 

You’ll find more about drinking softened water here.  

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