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Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
55
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0022-3476(59)80273-0
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Law

Abstract

Summary Water drawn from hot water taps usually contains greater amounts of metallic substances than water drawn from cold water taps and in addition may contain alkalies and toxic chemicals legally intended only for water used for space heating. Because of the more prevalent chemical treatment of hot water systems for anti-corrosion purposes there exists the greater possibility of an occasional overdose of treatment in water drawn from the hot water tap. It would appear that the slight convenience of using hot water from a tap does not therefore justify recommending its use when cold water is so readily available for heating, and while it is being heated, why not heat it to boiling?

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