[Greenbuilding] Greenbuilding Digest, Vol 53, Issue 10

Norman Feldman nfeldman at fountainhouse.org
Sun Feb 1 10:21:20 MST 2015


In one or two of the books he's written Dr. Hal Huggins says he has patients who get better when the water softener is removed. He doesn't know why, but it's happened with a number of patients. I think it's more than just the added sodium. Lono Ho'ala, who sells water treatment products and has worked with Dr. Huggins, said he too doesn't know exactly why, but thinks it could be bacteria breeding on the softener's resin beads or the beads themselves deteriorating. Many organizations advise against drinking softened water, if anyone wants I will look up the references, and there are studies that moderately hard water is better for heart health. 


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I believe the concern about sodium chloride in water softeners is for people who need to restrict their intake of sodium . For them potassium chloride is a better choice. Otherwise, I don't think it matters.

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>   1. Water Softener Filters (Antonioli Dan)
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> Has anyone ever heard of water softeners using potassium chloride or sodium chloride having negative health effects?
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> I have an application where I installed one on a well and everyone but one person thinks it?s great. I?ll explain the details in the next post but I wanted to start with a broad-stroke question to see what kind of replies the question would generate.
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> I?m using potassium chloride and after it?s cleaned the filter it?s backwashed and only trace amounts of potassium come through on the receiving end. The tenant in question referenced the same study and I?m pointing out that a potassium sensitivity is not typical and that potassium is good for us as an essential mineral, in fact most of what I?ve found on-line points out the benefits of using Potassium Chloride for this reason. I?m also noting that many foods have potassium in them and that they would be contraindicated as much as the water for people with medical conditions. The problem isn?t the water, it?s the medical condition.
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> Of all the research I?ve done so far that Canadian study is the only one I?ve found that has anything negative to say about using potassium chloride.
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>> On Jan 30, 2015, at 6:44 AM, Lynelle Hamilton <lynelle at lahamilton.com> wrote:
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>> Health Canada has some cautions about both, but mostly for folks with specific health issues.  This is the one on potassium: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/potassium/index-eng.php    But there are others on sodium.
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>> On a personal note, I had a Kinetco potassium softener and loved it.  I don't have any of the health issues Health Canada identified, and found the minor amount of potassium I took in (I didn't bypass the kitchen cold tap) actually reduced my age-related leg cramps!
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>> Have bought a home closer to TO and will use potassium in the (current) sodium softener there.  Manufacturer says no conversion is needed, just dump in the potassium.
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>> Hope this helps!
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>> Lynelle Hamilton
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> I don't think you should drink softened water.
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>> On Jan 30, 2015, at 9:44 AM, Lynelle Hamilton <lynelle at lahamilton.com> wrote:
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>> Health Canada has some cautions about both, but mostly for folks with specific health issues.  This is the one on potassium: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/potassium/index-eng.php    But there are others on sodium.
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>> On a personal note, I had a Kinetco potassium softener and loved it.  I don't have any of the health issues Health Canada identified, and found the minor amount of potassium I took in (I didn't bypass the kitchen cold tap) actually reduced my age-related leg cramps!
>>
>> Have bought a home closer to TO and will use potassium in the (current) sodium softener there.  Manufacturer says no conversion is needed, just dump in the potassium.
>>
>> Hope this helps!
>>
>> Lynelle Hamilton
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>>> On 29/01/2015 6:38 PM, Antonioli Dan wrote:
>>> Has anyone ever heard of water softeners using potassium chloride or sodium chloride having negative health effects?
>>>
>>> I have an application where I installed one on a well and everyone but one person thinks it?s great. I?ll explain the details in the next post but I wanted to start with a broad-stroke question to see what kind of replies the question would generate.
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>> On Jan 30, 2015, at 9:46 AM, Clarke Olsen <colsen at fairpoint.net> wrote:
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>> I don't think you should drink softened water.
>> Clarke Olsen
>> clarkeolsendesign.com
>> 373 route 203
>> Spencertown, NY 12165
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>> 518-392-4640
>> colsen at taconic.net
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>>> On Jan 30, 2015, at 9:44 AM, Lynelle Hamilton <lynelle at lahamilton.com> wrote:
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>>> Health Canada has some cautions about both, but mostly for folks with specific health issues.  This is the one on potassium: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/potassium/index-eng.php    But there are others on sodium.
>>>
>>> On a personal note, I had a Kinetco potassium softener and loved it.  I don't have any of the health issues Health Canada identified, and found the minor amount of potassium I took in (I didn't bypass the kitchen cold tap) actually reduced my age-related leg cramps!
>>>
>>> Have bought a home closer to TO and will use potassium in the (current) sodium softener there.  Manufacturer says no conversion is needed, just dump in the potassium.
>>>
>>> Hope this helps!
>>>
>>> Lynelle Hamilton
>>>
>>>
>>>> On 29/01/2015 6:38 PM, Antonioli Dan wrote:
>>>> Has anyone ever heard of water softeners using potassium chloride or sodium chloride having negative health effects?
>>>>
>>>> I have an application where I installed one on a well and everyone but one person thinks it?s great. I?ll explain the details in the next post but I wanted to start with a broad-stroke question to see what kind of replies the question would generate.
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>>>> Dan Antonioli
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