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Can you adjust your body to drink the local water?


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Do any of the long term expat BM know if it is possible to eventually drink the local water. Could you drink a small amount of water regularily and put up with the initial shits until your Body adjusts? Has anybody tried to do this? I'm thinking that if you intend to spend some long term time in LOS it would be worth the effort.

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For what?

If its to save money use one of the ubiquitous filter machines Thais use or boil it first.

What comes out of your tap is not a known or constant commodity.

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I would not recommend it, we have a water cleaning system at home and I even use that water to wash veg etc, I doubt the tap water is free of parasites/worms etc, boil it and then maybe.

I boil up a gallon at a time and add some coconut palm sugar, not much and boil some turmeric and ginger root and a couple pieces of cinnamon then refrigerate it, great in the heat with it, add some lime juice to taste.

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No I would not drink the local water it would not be safe to do so.

With bottled water so cheap in Thailand to buy there is absolutely no need to drink tap water.

It would not be worth taking that chance with your health.

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An interesting question, maybe at first dismissed as Bollocks but with some sense in it.

 

My Dad swears blind that when he Flew Planes at each point he arrived, he would sip about a Third of a Glass of the Local Water the method behind it being that he already had Good Bacteria in his Guts and the Local stuff would not take hold but allow a tolerance of the Local stuff thus then stopping him getting ill etc.

 

I was made to down a part Glass full when a Kid, and indeed did the same to my Two no longer Children with NO adverse effects.

 

I still follow his advice and do this and when living in Singapore late 70's then after a few Years another Country drank form the Tap made Ice etc and Bottled Water in them Days was for Snobs.

 

To your question can you Drink it and build up a tolerance I would say YES would you want too ? Hmmm not sure I would do it now certainly in Pats but when going around Thailand in more out of the way places have had Tap Water made into Ice and Drank from Wells.

 

I am sure I am at risk from stuff, but faced with a cooling drink or a long draft as a Thirst Quencher of Thai whisky I know what I choose with maybe the whisky later 555555555

 

 

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The thais don't even drink it. So no it is not worth the effort

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Water,swimming at the beach,and aircon are the things that will make you sick in Thailand

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A better question is: Why would you want to?

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Thai don't drink it either . Unless you ain't got nothing else .

its BETTER to be PISSED OFF then PISSED ON!!!..

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drinking tap water in dense populated cities is never a good idea, even here in europe the quality ins't perfect. At our home in sisaket the water is clean and drinkable from our well as we don't have tapwater. but as often posted many thais don't drink tapwater!

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I'd say it can be done, but why?

i'd rather eat a fishes face than a steak and kidney pie

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Go for it! You could maybe follow it up with a thread about dysentery!

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As for the drinking water - I'd rather stick to the bottled water, however, I use Ice a lot and one never knows what type of water they use to make the ice???

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I am in the water business, and carry some test stuff around with me as a matter of habit...  the water in Pattaya is not chlorinated, which means there is no disinfectant, which means any bacteria or virus that can live in water can be in the water at any given time.

 

My company just came out with a pitcher, like a Brita, that has an incredible filter... It removes fluoride, pharmaceuticals, and tons of other bad stuff, including viruses and bacteria to 99.99%.  It is a breakthrough in filtration, and also puts in a high pH and adds negative ions to the water which is very good for you...  Super healthy water...  Patent pending technology...

 

I took one with me on the last trip and used it exclusively for my drinking water... It was my first experience of it.

 

Makes the water taste great, me and my two girls never got sick or had any issues, left it with my main girl because she loved it...

 

Knowing what I know about parasites and e coli and girardia etc, I would NEVER drink untreated water while traveling...

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As for the drinking water - I'd rather stick to the bottled water, however, I use Ice a lot and one never knows what type of water they use to make the ice???

the word is if the ice has holes in it you can trust it...

 

I can tell you this, in the USA approximately 30% of bottled water that is tested is contaminated with something...

 

who knows in Thailand?  

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I am in the water business, and carry some test stuff around with me as a matter of habit...  the water in Pattaya is not chlorinated, which means there is no disinfectant, which means any bacteria or virus that can live in water can be in the water at any given time.

 

My company just came out with a pitcher, like a Brita, that has an incredible filter... It removes fluoride, pharmaceuticals, and tons of other bad stuff, including viruses and bacteria to 99.99%.  It is a breakthrough in filtration, and also puts in a high pH and adds negative ions to the water which is very good for you...  Super healthy water...  Patent pending technology...

 

I took one with me on the last trip and used it exclusively for my drinking water... It was my first experience of it.

 

Makes the water taste great, me and my two girls never got sick or had any issues, left it with my main girl because she loved it...

 

Knowing what I know about parasites and e coli and girardia etc, I would NEVER drink untreated water while traveling...

55555 And yet many of us stick our Tounge up some Girls Dirt Box without even a Second thought 555

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55555 And yet many of us stick our Tounge up some Girls Dirt Box without even a Second thought 555

yep...  and I got a terrible sore throat and cough on my last trip as well... but not from the water...

 

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I am in the water business, and carry some test stuff around with me as a matter of habit... the water in Pattaya is not chlorinated, which means there is no disinfectant, which means any bacteria or virus that can live in water can be in the water at any given time.

 

My company just came out with a pitcher, like a Brita, that has an incredible filter... It removes fluoride, pharmaceuticals, and tons of other bad stuff, including viruses and bacteria to 99.99%. It is a breakthrough in filtration, and also puts in a high pH and adds negative ions to the water which is very good for you... Super healthy water... Patent pending technology...

 

I took one with me on the last trip and used it exclusively for my drinking water... It was my first experience of it.

 

Makes the water taste great, me and my two girls never got sick or had any issues, left it with my main girl because she loved it...

 

Knowing what I know about parasites and e coli and girardia etc, I would NEVER drink untreated water while traveling...

so you use a pitcher filter with normal tap water in Thailand ? And it works ?. I always toyed with the idea of bring a Brita water filter pitcher with me but not sure if it would work .. Not being a CC just hate forgetting to buy water at night and be thirsty as hell in the morning .

its BETTER to be PISSED OFF then PISSED ON!!!..

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so you use a pitcher filter with normal tap water in Thailand ? And it works ?. I always toyed with the idea of bring a Brita water filter pitcher with me but not sure if it would work .. Not being a CC just hate forgetting to buy water at night and be thirsty as hell in the morning .

yep, our pitcher is like a Brita on steroids... a Brita does not filter out biologicals or anything more than SOME chlorine, taste and odor, as it is just a basic carbon filter...

 

our new filter that we spent 2 years perfecting is something else entirely...  it is JUST getting out, and people really don't get what it is we have accomplished yet, but they will...

 

independent lab testing is still being finished up on the pitcher filter, we have ten page reports on our larger filters for our counter top flow through systems already...  

 

it is a revolutionary breakthrough in filtration...  

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yep, our pitcher is like a Brita on steroids... a Brita does not filter out biologicals or anything more than SOME chlorine, taste and odor, as it is just a basic carbon filter...

 

our new filter that we spent 2 years perfecting is something else entirely... it is JUST getting out, and people really don't get what it is we have accomplished yet, but they will...

 

independent lab testing is still being finished up on the pitcher filter, we have ten page reports on our larger filters for our counter top flow through systems already...

 

it is a revolutionary breakthrough in filtration...

thanks for the info . It would be great if u could let the news out when it comes for sale ( maybe you could do a test and post it on YouTube ) what is the company name btw ? ..I know I would be interested in one if the price is right ... I use a Brita pitcher at home for years . I use to only drink bottled water for years. What a waste of money! Lol..

its BETTER to be PISSED OFF then PISSED ON!!!..

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It's for sale now in the US and Canada, will be available soon in the UK, NZ and AUS.

 

And for my friends in Thailand I will help get them to you... I helped create the company, been with them for going on 8 years...

 

:)

 

Non-Electric pHD Pitcher Ionizer with UltraWater Filtration

 

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To order or for more info on pitcher, click HERE.

 

www.alkaviva.com/water-pitcher.aspx?UserName=happyhydrating

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When is your next trip daddee..

 

Edit . O wait ... Just saw price .. Nvm. LOL...

its BETTER to be PISSED OFF then PISSED ON!!!..

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When is your next trip daddee.. Edit . O wait ... Just saw price .. Nvm. LOL...

the replacement filters fit the brita pitchers...  you can save money that way...  and, I am coming in June I hope, but have not bought the ticket yet.

 

we are still developing this product... filter costs are about 50 cents a gallon which is cheaper than bottled water here in the states by a LONG shot...

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the replacement filters fit the brita pitchers... you can save money that way... and, I am coming in June I hope, but have not bought the ticket yet.

 

we are still developing this product... filter costs are about 50 cents a gallon which is cheaper than bottled water here in the states by a LONG shot...

ah. Now that sir is great advice !! . I'm going in May. So I'll just order it on line . And again thanks for the info ..

its BETTER to be PISSED OFF then PISSED ON!!!..

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