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Re: Can you drink De- ionised water that they use to fill up car batteries?

Date: Wed Mar 10 07:22:49 2004
Posted By: Edward Richter, Faculty, Food Microbiology, The Ohio State University
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 1078511409.Gb

Yes, But it is not advisable.   Deionized water is water that has 
undergone filtration and removal of specific minerals.  Depending on the 
system, deionized water although purer in mineral content may contain 
higher levels of microorganisms.  This is due to the fact that residual 
clorine which is added to many water systems is removed in the deionizing 

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