Does soft or hard water have any health impacts?



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    Hard water is water containing a significant quantity of dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Studies have shown a very weak, inverse correlation between drinking hard water and cardiovascular disease; the WTO has found not strong enough correlation to warrant warning against consuming hard water.

    The health risks associated with soft water on the other hand include consuming too much sodium. “The American Heart Association (AHA) suggests that the 3 percent of the population who must follow a severe, salt-restricted diet should not consume more than 500 mg of sodium a day.”
    This is problematic because a person consuming 2L of soft water takes in an additional 480mg of sodium daily.

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