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TDS of drinking water for sufficient mineral intake - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello doc
Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
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I amhere
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please proceed with your query
User :   are you MBBS or more than that
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User :   ok no issue
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and I am a General Practitioner
User :   My question is on the drinking water
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is the standured for drinking water with all minirals
User :   in respect to TDS...
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the TDS of water is not just the mineral
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you need to understand that first
User :   ok
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TDS is total dissolved solids and that means it is minerals plus the other things the water comes in contact with
User :   ok
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so the disolved solids can come from various sources
User :   ok
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such as leaves, silt, plankton, and industrial waste and sewage. Other sources come from runoff from urban areas, road salts used on street during the winter, and fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and farms.
Doctor :   Dissolved solids also come from inorganic materials such as rocks and air that may contain calcium bicarbonate, nitrogen, iron phosphorous, sulfur, and other minerals.
Doctor :   Many of these materials form salts, which are compounds that contain both a metal and a nonmetal. Salts usually dissolve in water forming ions. Ions are particles that have a positive or negative charge.
Doctor :   Water may also pick up metals such as lead or copper as they travel through pipes used to distribute water to consumers.
Doctor :   so now based on thses things that get dissolved in water
User :   ok what should be the TDS I mean the best number of TDS to drink mini and maxi limit
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the minimum TDS of drinking water should be ZERO and maximum 50
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User :   is this written some that I can follow that as well
User :   any link you can provide me
Doctor :   please give me sometime
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while i can provide you the appropriate link
User :   my consern is that if the TDS come to ) then might its miniral gone filtered...?
User :   comes to 0*
User :   which would be necessary for the human body
Doctor :  
why are you worried about the mineral content in the water, the minimum n=minerals that is supposed to be there is that which relates to taste
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you get your mineral requirement by the food you take
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which is suuficient for a daily intake
User :   ok
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and if there are signs of deficiency, then it is to be supplimented in form of suppliments
User :   if you could provide me some relible link that would be great
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this will provide details on the TDS
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and this link will give you details of appropriate drinking water as per recommended standards of WHO
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no thanks
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