[Homeroast] Distilled H2O

John Nanci john at chocolatealchemy.com
Tue Jun 4 13:18:49 CDT 2013

I could not even get through your post, but just had to comment on 
this (being a 20 year water chemist).  You have a very interesting 
way of interpreting that link - that those compounds are 
'allowed'.  The piece I don't think you know is that most of those 
nasty ones (like arsenic) the MCL is set at what current, common 
instrumentation can see.  The translation to that is that if they can 
detect it it's over the limit.  That's totally different from saying 
they allow 0.02 mg/L arsenic.  In the world of analytical chemistry 
you cannot say there can be none there as you can't prove the 
absolute absence.  You can only reasonably prove the absence to a 
certain level.  The same go for lead, cyanide and mercury to name 
just a few.  Those 'allowable' limits are no such thing in practice - 
they are as low as we can see which is as good you can regulate for.

And as for rain water being distilled water, I see where you are 
coming from but - um, ever heard of acid rain?  I've analyzed rain 
water and it does not hold a candle to the purity of real distilled 
water.  Great statement in theory, but it does not hold up in practise.


At 10:54 AM 6/4/2013, you wrote:
>Unless you see this for yourself you don't get it. Go here and look 
>at the list of allowable compounds 
>http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/index.cfm - you certainly 
>get your minerals there! Antimony, arsenic, asbestos, and that is 
>just the A's. Just the fact that these compounds are not entering my 
>body makes my water healthier than normal people's, even if it is 
>"stealing my mineral nutrients" or "disrupting my cells" or whatever 
>the claim is, because arsenic for instance is not very kind to cells either.

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