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How Does the Hardness of a Drinking Water Affect Health?

Issue 2 and Volume 74.

How Does the Hardness of a Drinking Water Affect Health? Statistics Seem to Indicate That There Is No Relation Between the Deaths by Certain Diseases and the Hardness of the Water Supply THE charge that water of varying intensity of hardness or softness influences the health of the communities which are supplied is one that will bear investigation. The following paper has gone into the subject quite extensively and its conclusions seem to be that relative hardness of the water has no effect in diseases of the arteries, biliary calculi, Brights disease, calculi of the urinary passages and disease of the bladder. As Mr. Chase says, a more thorough and complete investigation of the subject would be of considerable advantage. One of the questions water works men are frequently called upon to answer is “How does the hardness of a drinking water affect health?” The answer to this question may…

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