…i think this is similar to the rash of house cleaning agents that kill virtually all bacteria in the house, making children especially vulnerable to allergies, astma and other respitory ailments because their bodies aren’t forced to make anti-bodies against common household bacteria. Mineral water would contain minerals and other ‘contaminants’ but the danger to the body is exaggerated. After all, we’re drinking water and grow old despite these contaminants, aren’t we?[/quote]
actually most household products are pretty terrible at killing off bacteria to any degree, their 99% claims are in labs conditions so bogus in real life.
if somehow you managed to rid children of “common household bacteria” they would die quickly, bacteria protect us by out competing other, more harmful bacterias rather than provide us anti-bodies.
asthma and other respiratory conditions are more likely due to not enough exposure to pollens and outside air since kids and increasingly sedentary.
but i agree about water, most water pipes are dirty as hell anyways so pumping super filtered water through them is pointless.