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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   Hello
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   I have a Ro system at my home
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and now I want to know thw standered of TDS of drinking water
User :   the*
Doctor :  
do you mean to say it is a water purifier?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
ok
User :   what should be the TDS count
User :   of good quality of water
Doctor :  
i will help you in this
User :   total disolved solid ithink
Doctor :  
yes, you are right it is total disolved solids in water
Doctor :  
"Dissolved solids" refer to any minerals, salts, metals, cations or anions dissolved in water. This includes anything present in water other than the pure water (H20) molecule and suspended solids. (Suspended solids are any particles/substances that are neither dissolved nor settled in the water, such as wood pulp.)
User :   many people say many things
User :   I search the things in google
Doctor :   the regulatory boards permits a maximum contamination level (MCL) of 500mg/liter (500 parts per million (ppm)) for TDS.
User :   but not able to understand
Doctor :   are you folowing what i am saying?
User :   not exactly
Doctor :  
do you want me to explain in detail?
User :   I have the TDS meter at home
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and I got the reading like 10 to 15
Doctor :  
ok
User :   is that good?
Doctor :  
have you understood what is TDS?
User :   before the water purifier it was 550
Doctor :  
ok
User :   only that it is necessary miniral
User :   for body
User :   which should have some standered
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
you told me that TDS is total disolved solids in water
User :   now a days I am drinking 10 t0 15 TDS reding of water
User :   is that ok
Doctor :  
and i have told you what these 'dissolved solids' are.
User :   do you have any mobile no
User :   I will call you
Doctor :  
have you understood from where these solids are coming in water that you are getting?
Doctor :  
I am sorry i cannot give my personal number
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i am available only online to answer your queries
User :   I am living and getting water from their storage tank
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
after the use of purifier you are getting water that is having TDS of 10-15
User :   pls check WWW.WWWW.WW Doctor :  
am i right?
Doctor :  
Ideal Drinking water from reverse osmosis, distillation, deionization, microfiltration, etc.. should have a TDS of 0-50 which is the acceptable range for it.
Doctor :  
if the water that you are getting is of TDS above 500, then it is contaminated water and this should be reported to the regulatory authorities
User :   As I am from IT can not understand the terms
User :   ok
Doctor :   AAAAAAA i will explain from the beginning, hope this will help you to understand
User :   if it is come to 0 then all the miniral gone filtered
Doctor :  
shall i proceed?
Doctor :  
yes
User :   pls
Doctor :  
TDS is Total Dissolved Solids
User :   hold
User :   hold
Doctor :  
"Dissolved solids" refer to any minerals, salts, metals, cations or anions dissolved in water. This includes anything present in water other than the pure water (H20) molecule and suspended solids. (Suspended solids are any particles/substances that are neither dissolved nor settled in the water, such as wood pulp.)
User :   let me explain whole thing
Doctor :   sure, please go ahead and explain in detail
User :   probably you have better idea about my requirement
User :   We are drinking the Shripra suncity water and that have some diffrent teast
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and we are having gastic problem
User :   so some one suggested that we should use the RO system
User :   so we placed the RO system
User :   now thw gaustic problem has been resolved
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and we checked the water it shows that the TDS reading before the RO system was 550
User :   and after RO system it come to 10
Doctor :   ok

User :   many people start saying that we loos many miniral in the water after RO system
Doctor :  
ok
User :   so now my question comes ....
Doctor :  
please proceed with the query
User :   what does health orgination suggest about TDS?
User :   is that 10 is good for health?
Doctor :  
i will explain
User :   pls
Doctor :  
When TDS levels exceed 1000mg/L it is generally considered unfit for human consumption.
Doctor :   TDS levels exceed 500 mg/L it is generally considered contaminated
User :   ok
Doctor :  
so if you were getting the water that was more than 500 TDS, reading, then you should report to the regulatory authorities
Doctor :  
now you are getting a water of TDS level 10-15 with the purifier
Doctor :  
this is good in the sense that it is giving you ideal drinking water
Doctor :  
as i have said earlier about it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
that 0-50 is considered as ideal drinking water
User :   what is the lower limit of dirinking water ...?
User :   with all miniral which is necessary
Doctor :  
now i will explain you the different qualities of water
Doctor :  
based on the various TDS levels
Doctor :  
High TDS results in undesirable taste which could be salty, bitter, or metallic. It could also indicate the presence of toxic minerals. The EPA's recommended maximum of TDS in water is 500mg/L (500ppm).
Doctor :   Often considered acceptable range for carbon filtration, mountain springs or aquifers. these give a water of 50-140 TDS
Doctor :  
Average tap water gives 140-400 which is again posible to be contaminated
Doctor :  
water i considered to be hard water if TDS is above 170
Doctor :  
are you folowing what I am telling you?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
water with more than 200-300 TDS should be consumed
Doctor :   water with TDS between 300-500 is of unpleasant taste
Doctor :  
and TDS of 500 and above is contaminated and should be reported to higher authorities to take action
User :   ok and do you suggest that TDS 0 is good for health?
Doctor :  
so water with TDS upto 50 will have adequate minerals for taste
Doctor :  
and otherwise also you will get your daily supple of minerals from the fruits and vegetables you take daily
Doctor :  
TDS of 0 will not have any taste in water
Doctor :  
bt it will be totally free of dissolved solids
User :   ok
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   so what do you suggest to me do I stick to 10 TDS...
Doctor :  
yes i gues the water purifier you are using is giving you pretty god water, as upto 50 TDS containing water is considered to be ideal for drinking
Doctor :  
so you can continue to use it
User :   ok thanks...
Doctor :  
but i recommend you to report the raw water TDS that you are getting to the higher authorities
Doctor :   as it needs to be taken action
User :   ok sure
Doctor :  
such that good health is ensured to all the colony people
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks from my all colony guy's
User :   and from my side
User :   bye
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User :   sure
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