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What are some uses for distilled water in the home?

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  • Mix it with infant formula if your baby has weak immunity. Otherwise, tap water is fine.
  • Fill the water chamber for a CPAP humidifier if you use it for sleep apnea. Many manufacturers recommend distilled water to make the humidifier last longer.
  • Use it with a neti pot to clear your sinuses.
  • Use it in your clothes iron to help prevent scale buildup.
  • Shampoo your hair. Fluoride, chlorine, and other additives in the water from your shower may dull your tresses.

SOURCES:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Water Health Series.”

University of Georgia Extension: “Water Quality and Common Treatments for Private Drinking Water Systems.”

International Bottled Water Association: “Types of Water -- Bottled.”

Stanford Magazine : “Don't Drink the Water (From Your Dehumidifier): Nitty-Gritty.”

CDC: “Healthy Water: Medical and Dental Equipment,” “Healthy Water: Water Use in Hemodialysis,” “Background D. Water.”

Cosmeticsinfo.org: “Find an Ingredient: Water.”

Distilled Water Association: “Using Distilled Water For Your Fish Tanks: How to Make It Safe.”

The Distilled Water Company (UK): “How Long Does Distilled Water Last? Shelf Life & Storage Uncovered.” Word Health Organization: “Health Risks from Drinking Demineralized Water.” 

Journal of General Internal Medicine : “Comparison of the Mineral Content of Tap Water and Bottled Waters.”

Seattle Children’s: “Bottle-Feeding (Formula) Questions.”

Nutrients (Switzerland): “Impact of Isotonic Beverage on the Hydration Status of Healthy Chinese Adults in Air-Conditioned Environment.”

Specialty Coffee Association of America: “Water for Brewing Standards.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on July 12, 2019

SOURCES:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Water Health Series.”

University of Georgia Extension: “Water Quality and Common Treatments for Private Drinking Water Systems.”

International Bottled Water Association: “Types of Water -- Bottled.”

Stanford Magazine : “Don't Drink the Water (From Your Dehumidifier): Nitty-Gritty.”

CDC: “Healthy Water: Medical and Dental Equipment,” “Healthy Water: Water Use in Hemodialysis,” “Background D. Water.”

Cosmeticsinfo.org: “Find an Ingredient: Water.”

Distilled Water Association: “Using Distilled Water For Your Fish Tanks: How to Make It Safe.”

The Distilled Water Company (UK): “How Long Does Distilled Water Last? Shelf Life & Storage Uncovered.” Word Health Organization: “Health Risks from Drinking Demineralized Water.” 

Journal of General Internal Medicine : “Comparison of the Mineral Content of Tap Water and Bottled Waters.”

Seattle Children’s: “Bottle-Feeding (Formula) Questions.”

Nutrients (Switzerland): “Impact of Isotonic Beverage on the Hydration Status of Healthy Chinese Adults in Air-Conditioned Environment.”

Specialty Coffee Association of America: “Water for Brewing Standards.”

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman on July 12, 2019

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