You drink it, you wash in it, but what exactly is in tapwater, and why does it taste different in different places?
In this week’s episode of Huh? Science Explained, Ellen Phiddian explores the science of water and why you should never, ever drink pure water.
Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.
Listen to more episodes of Huh? Science Explained
Originally published by Cosmos as What IS actually in the tapwater we drink, plus why you should NEVER drink pure water
Read science facts, not fiction...
There’s never been a more important time to explain the facts, cherish evidence-based knowledge and to showcase the latest scientific, technological and engineering breakthroughs. Cosmos is published by The Royal Institution of Australia, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. Financial contributions, however big or small, help us provide access to trusted science information at a time when the world needs it most. Please support us by making a donation or purchasing a subscription today.