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Richard Level 76 / Retired Dentist
Answered 2 years ago
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Your mouth should not touch the faucet and that might happen accidentally.
We can say that it is uncouth.
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kattmanndawg Level 26 / Here's My 2¢ Worth..
Answered 2 years ago
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It depends on how thirsty you are and whether your willing to throw all precaution to the wind.
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JazzHeart Level 22
Answered 2 years ago
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I clean and disinfect my kitchen and bahroom faucets regularly, but I wouldn't drink from them.
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Sp. bathroom
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papade Level 45
Answered 2 years ago
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kids have been drinking from the garden hose since the time when garden hoses were invented. i, myself use tap water to drink. i think this could
be a case of where your water is coming from. do you trust your water company to offer you clean,safe water? do they get there water straight from a well? i live in a large city with good water. 20 miles away i wouldn't
wash my car with it. it all depends where you are getting your water from.
if it makes you feel better you can purchase a pitcher with a filter insert
such as the Brita filter system. my daughter uses one of these.
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Rookiegirl Level 12 / Mom & Student
Answered 2 years ago
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Yukky........ Even if your mouth does not come in contact with the faucet there are various molds and bacteria that are within the plumbing system and aren't necessarily killed. They are kept at an "acceptable for human consumption" level according to the standards of your Water Management District. Personally, I don't trust my gut to the potential pathogens.

I don't even drink faucet H2O unless it comes from my Mom's well drilled from high atop a mountain in north Georgia and is several 100's of feet straight down into icy cold, chemically pure, and tasty with normal elements.

You can get a H2O purifying system for drinking H2O that is very inexpensive. Also, I've noticed that Dasani has spent lots of $$$ advertising their bottled H2O during the Olympics. Do some research but DO NOT drink Dasani H2O just because you can twist the bottle.
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Gumboy Level 55 / fun guy
Answered 2 years ago
7
yes, lip-sucking off the faucet is gross and unsanitary. Many
faucets have small screen traps that catch and build up with
scum and bacteria, for free!
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scott1928 Level 36 / Minister
Answered 2 years ago
7
Not really. Just don't let your mouth touch the faucet: you might get germs from it.
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joensf Level 79
Answered 2 years ago
5
Great ideas


Rubber Widget Turns Faucet in Water-Fountain


http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/08/r...

FLUID, faucet that becomes a drinking fountain

http://www.designbuzz.com/entry/fluid-fa...


Water fountaintap by Niels van Hoof

http://3rings.designerpages.com/blog/201...
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demon Level 47 / DEMON
Answered 2 years ago
3
ER... NO MORE UNSANITARY THAN PEEING IN THE KITCHEN SINK !!!

...Hehe !!!
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