Is hard water harmful to health?

India
October 24, 2009 6:32am CST
In my new office my colleagues use to drink hard water as normal drinking water is not available. I take a bottle of water along with me to work every day since I am afraid of drinking hard water. Is hard water really cause problem to health?
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
24 Oct 09
your referring about ice water lolwell it is long freeze it can be but it helps me awaken lol especially in the afternoon just drinking my softdrink with ice on it.it cause cause problem if you ate a fatty meal and drink cold water thus i can say it fats cannot dissolve so it builds up and be pass to blood as cholesterol.
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 09
amyson that is utter nonsense the water is warmed in our bodies by the time it reaches any fats so that is really garbage. false rumor,
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
no its not a nonsense lol,well many prove that cold liquids have something to do with fats and cholesterol food.you cannot drink it when your eating fatty foods together because it cannot dissolve some of the fats.
• India
26 Oct 09
Thanks for your response amyson. Hard water is not frozen water, but water contains more minerals like calcium and all.
• India
24 Oct 09
Yes,hard water is harmful for health because this always causes a problem of the stomach.
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Oct 09
no you are very wrong, the minerals that are in it are already in your own body.,calcium mostly and calcium is necessary to build your bones., do not believe everything you hear. check it out. It does not cause problems of the stomach , in fact calcium carbonate is used for upset stomachs. so much for yours thought.
@peavey (16987)
• United States
27 Oct 09
On the contrary, hard water is better for you than soft water. Hard water contains minerals that our bodies need. Depending on the source, it can be iron, magnesium, phosphates, calcium and many more - the things we add to our vitamins because we don't get enough! Not all water is created equal, though, so if you're not comfortable with it, see if you can get an analysis done. Nearby universities will often do it, and usually for free. You may be missing out on a great health benefit.