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December 5, 2019

Ick Factor Is High Hurdle For Recycled Drinking Water

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Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. Recycled wastewater can be cleaner than bottled water, but people still avoid drinking it because of their disgust over its past condition.

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Aired November 25, 2019

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Michael L
I don't understand. What is the difference between water that comes out of the tap, and recycled water? Has not all water from the tap at one point been in the toilet? In any event, I don't understand the problem. Dogs drink toilet water all the time, and they don't drop over dead.
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