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Old 25.05.2007, 10:55
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Ouch! And they were much bigger than Rod - it was probably the trousers. Maybe we should just Let It Rot now.
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Old 25.05.2007, 11:26
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

I'm with Jemma and Flashman in that tap water is cheap, good, cold and refreshing here. I get the funny looks from my co-workers too, who lug big cases of water and soft drinks into work. I buy bottled water so rarely that it tastes *funny* to me when I drink it.
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Old 25.05.2007, 11:28
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Tea 'healthier' drink than water

The researchers recommend people consume three to four cups a day

Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers. The work in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates. Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, but it can also protect against heart disease and some cancers, UK nutritionists found.
Change the picture please - it is misleading.
Tea is good for your health, however, addition of milk makes it useless.
You are not getting anything except few calories.
Caseins of milk neutralize tea's flavonoids.
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Change the picture please - it is misleading.
Tea is good for your health, however, addition of milk makes it useless.
You are not getting anything except few calories.
Caseins of milk neutralize tea's flavonoids.
Maybe you should re-direct your request to the BBC as the image is direct from their website story.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5281046.stm
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Old 25.05.2007, 11:50
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

Seeing some pre Fab Four fans on here is almost as good as drinking the Swiss tap water! A great pick up on the tea line which had escaped me
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I love the tap water here. That being said, I come from a place in Canada where the water is borderline brown and tastes like ass...so...I guess anything would taste better.
Isn't it supposed to be fresh in Canada? I know you don't have mountains everywhere, but it should still be better than, let's say, Los angeles ?....
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I drink tap water, but I have to wonder about how good it is for me... showering with it makes my hair completely weird and it changes the colour, no matter what shampoo I use. And my skin gets very red and irritated.

Still, I've hard that tap water is still better for you than bottled water.

Kristin
That's interesting. I came on here to find out if anyone else has the problems I have had since moving here three weeks ago, which I think could be related to the water! I have been getting spots - something I have never had a problem with - along with really sore gums that are getting worse by the day and especially hurt when I drink tap water! I think I may have to look out a doctor or dentist!
Anyone else had wierd health issues like this when they first arrived?
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That's interesting. I came on here to find out if anyone else has the problems I have had since moving here three weeks ago, which I think could be related to the water! I have been getting spots - something I have never had a problem with - along with really sore gums that are getting worse by the day and especially hurt when I drink tap water! I think I may have to look out a doctor or dentist!
Anyone else had wierd health issues like this when they first arrived?
maybe it's all the chocolate and cheese?
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

I think it is very common when moving from one climate, water type, air quality to another to experience some physiological changes. The first two weeks here I had a horribly stuffy nose (which I normally never get) and for an entire month my lips were more chapped then they have ever been in my life and nothing I could do changed it.

Don't worry, in another week or two your body should settle itself down.

However, I 100% don't think that there would be something in the water in Switzerland of all places that could have harmful water. What are these spots you speak of?

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That's interesting. I came on here to find out if anyone else has the problems I have had since moving here three weeks ago, which I think could be related to the water! I have been getting spots - something I have never had a problem with - along with really sore gums that are getting worse by the day and especially hurt when I drink tap water! I think I may have to look out a doctor or dentist!
Anyone else had wierd health issues like this when they first arrived?
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Old 29.05.2007, 13:56
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That's interesting. I came on here to find out if anyone else has the problems I have had since moving here three weeks ago, which I think could be related to the water! I have been getting spots - something I have never had a problem with - along with really sore gums that are getting worse by the day and especially hurt when I drink tap water! I think I may have to look out a doctor or dentist!
Anyone else had wierd health issues like this when they first arrived?
Where did you come from? I doubt it's to do with the water. What else has changed? You've not started using nicotine chewing gum, or eating chocolate have you?
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

Thanks for the comments. It's reassuring to hear that I'm not the only one to have strang physiological goings on on moving!
I came from Berkshire, and I've always lived in hard water areas so the calcium in tea is not new to me.
The spots are just a few little spots on my face, no big deal, just different. The gums however - ouch! I'm just going to see how it goes for a few more days and put it down to a change of country unless it persists.
Not eating nicotine chewing gum don't really eat cheese and I've gone off chocolate since being surrounded by it here!
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

Los Angeles actually gets its tap water from the mountains east of LA. It is VERY good quality water.

From the LA Times, "Actually, in 1987 Consumer Reports said L.A. drinking water was "flawless or nearly flawless," testing it against 50 bottled waters and rating it higher than much of the overpriced stuff. And get this: Last year, New York Magazine, in an effort to prove that New York's tap water tastes better than anyone else's, did a blind tasting of water from there and five other cities: Los Angeles, Paris, Seattle, Newark, N.J., and Golden, Colo., (you know—Rocky Mountain High). The astonishing result? L.A. came in first; New York last. One of the judges called Los Angeles tap water "exceptional. Like a bottled water."

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Isn't it supposed to be fresh in Canada? I know you don't have mountains everywhere, but it should still be better than, let's say, Los angeles ?....
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

Sometimes getting spots is not a bad thing - the body is getting rid of toxins. I would try Saunas, drink lots of water and reduce carbs and sugars.

If you are worried about the water, though I can't see how the Swiss water could do any harm, use a water filter or preferably a water ionizer.

Gums is more worrying, if it persists I'd see a doctor or naturopath as he would look at your symptoms from a holistic perspective.


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Thanks for the comments. It's reassuring to hear that I'm not the only one to have strang physiological goings on on moving!
I came from Berkshire, and I've always lived in hard water areas so the calcium in tea is not new to me.
The spots are just a few little spots on my face, no big deal, just different. The gums however - ouch! I'm just going to see how it goes for a few more days and put it down to a change of country unless it persists.
Not eating nicotine chewing gum don't really eat cheese and I've gone off chocolate since being surrounded by it here!
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

Swiss tap water if it comes from the mountain or from the underground is one of the best water you can drink, surely better than the bottled water but if it comes from the lakes they have to add a lot of fluorine/clorine and tastes like shit
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Care to explain why when it comes from the lake they have to add a lot of fluorine and chlorine?

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Care to explain why when it comes from the lake they have to add a lot of fluorine and chlorine?
because the water that comes from the lakes has to be purified and treated because if it's not trated it's not potable
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Ours comes straight from Mount Pilatus and makes our beer one of the best, if not THE best in switzerland!
Not that that says very much
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Re: Swiss Tap Water

Ok, got to ask,

When first researching switzerland, I came across this article that stuck in my mind for one reason.

http://travel.ciao.co.uk/Zurich_in_g...Review_5541250

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THE LAKE: The Zurichsee, Zurich's own eponymous lake, is located at the end of the Bahnhofstrasse, and is so clean, the local authority has actually certified it safe to drink…
I've not seen this reported anywhere else, is this just a complete fabrication/publicity stunt/urban legend or actualy true?

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Re: Swiss Tap Water

I'm sorry but can you please provide some sort of factual confirmation, maybe a quote from somewhere to back this up. And also, just an aside, fluoridation is not something that is done to the water to purify it or make it safe to drink. There are arguments for and against it but basically when water is fluoridated it is done so for the benefits it affords by facilitating the hardening of tooth enamel to help prevent decay and cavities.

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Ok, got to ask,

When first researching switzerland, I came across this article that stuck in my mind for one reason.

http://travel.ciao.co.uk/Zurich_in_g...Review_5541250

I've not seen this reported anywhere else, is this just a complete fabrication/publicity stunt/urban legend or actualy true?
In the course of swimming and diving, I've swalled more than a mouthful of the zurisee. Not done me any obvious harm to date. Nonetheless, I would have to be **damn** thirsty to go get a glassful
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