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Safe Drinking Water

Safe drinking water is also known as potable water. It is water, which is safe to use for drinking, domestic purpose, and food production. Water is available from ground surfaces, precipitation, desalinated seawater, and surface water. Contaminated water causes diarrhea, hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera, and polio.

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I drank water from a bottle used for cleaning drug syringes. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I drank water from a bottle that was used to clean drug syringes.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the water is safe and hygienic there may not be many issues from it. If it is not safe and not fit for drinking, it can lead to gastrointestinal disturbances or infections. If you are worried about HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) as it was used to clean syringes, it...  Read Full »

What is raw water and how is it different from other types of water?

Query: Hello doctor, What is raw water and how is it different from the tap, spring, and other types of water? What are the perceived benefits and dangers of drinking raw water? When did this fad start? Have you ever seen a patient getting sick by drinking raw water?  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Raw water consumption has become quite a thing recently, particularly in certain parts of the united states and among people depending on or advocating alternative or herbal medicine. It is unprocessed and totally natural water so it is high in salt contents and other c...  Read Full »

How can I clean and detox my blood after breathing wood smoke?

Query: Hi doctor, I am very sensitive to wood smoke. The particle smaller than PM 2.5 or smallest ultrafine particles in wood smoke can behave like gases and can pass through the lungs and reaches the bloodstream directly. I have an increase in blood viscosity level after experiencing the smoke. I can feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi,Welcome to lung alveolar macrophage will do the job of clearing particles through the phagocytosis process. But when the load is over, or daily exposure is there, then phagocytosis can become defective. There is no specific drug needed for detoxification. You can practice the foll...  Read Full »

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