This is just a short sharing on using the water tap for drinking that I found out recently.
Although many developed countries can drink water directly from water tap, not many of us aware that it is not advisable to take the hot water directly from it. I used to it is okay but not really. It is better that you boil the water if you want the hot water! :)
I found this statement from New South Wales (NSW) Health website and it goes like this:
However, I read in the forum and some people say these minerals and metals are too little that can be neglected. Maybe they are right but I guess this also depends on your body whether you can detox them effectively in long run? I"m not sure, can we detox lead? I leave it to you. :)
Another tip is when water has not been used for sometimes, it is is better to flush it for few minutes before drinking. This is because of water that has been standing in pipe for long time can dissolves metals (e.g. copper and lead) which are bad for health.