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Plane travel and the water for your CPAP
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RE: Plane travel and the water for your CPAP
Some former soviet bloc countries still have the odd issue with tap water safety.  When I was peace-keeping in Bosnia in 2001, there were at least three occasions when notices were put up at our bathroom sinks by the WSPOL Techs [Water, Sanitation, Petroleum & Other Liquids] warning us not to even risk brushing our teeth with the water currently coming from the taps.  A day later, and the signs came down.  So, yes, absolutely, there are times and places where brushing teeth with tap water, or drinking it, might be very risky.  And that happens in North American, Central America, South America, Australia, Africa, and both poles as well.

We aren't talking about brushing one's teeth or about drinking the water.  We're talking about EVAPORATING it.  Any water is suitable for that purpose.  Naturally, one wouldn't put sewage water in our machines; that's a given.  But if you're worried about safety, Melman, who is a scientist dealing with biology, spelled it out rather simply in his last post.  Read it again.  I also spelled it out in my reply to Sueann.  Water molecules cannot support pathogens.  That's all you get in vapour.  Vapour is all you get when you evaporate water.  Evaporated water is safe.  

For gawd's sake, folks...use tap water.  It's FREE.  Just rinse the next morning and refill with a new supply from the tap.  Still FREE.  Still SAFE.
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#22
RE: Plane travel and the water for your CPAP
(09-12-2019, 02:22 PM)mesenteria Wrote: Some former soviet bloc countries still have the odd issue with tap water safety.  When I was peace-keeping in Bosnia in 2001, there were at least three occasions when notices were put up at our bathroom sinks by the WSPOL Techs [Water, Sanitation, Petroleum & Other Liquids] warning us not to even risk brushing our teeth with the water currently coming from the taps.  A day later, and the signs came down.  So, yes, absolutely, there are times and places where brushing teeth with tap water, or drinking it, might be very risky.  And that happens in North American, Central America, South America, Australia, Africa, and both poles as well.

We aren't talking about brushing one's teeth or about drinking the water.  We're talking about EVAPORATING it.  Any water is suitable for that purpose.  Naturally, one wouldn't put sewage water in our machines; that's a given.  But if you're worried about safety, Melman, who is a scientist dealing with biology, spelled it out rather simply in his last post.  Read it again.  I also spelled it out in my reply to Sueann.  Water molecules cannot support pathogens.  That's all you get in vapour.  Vapour is all you get when you evaporate water.  Evaporated water is safe.  

For gawd's sake, folks...use tap water.  It's FREE.  Just rinse the next morning and refill with a new supply from the tap.  Still FREE.  Still SAFE.

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#23
RE: Plane travel and the water for your CPAP
You can just use bottled drinking water if you don't want to use the tap water in San Antonio. A few nights won't hurt anything. In the worst case you would have to use a little vinegar to get the tub clean when you get back home.
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Mesenteria,

Sorry I didn’t reply sooner.  Thank you for your explanation of why distilled water in your CPAP is unnecessary.  I now use tap water.
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This is wonderful information.
I use city water too. I used to use distilled water; it was costly and difficult to get where I live.

I used to use my S9 without the humidifier when I travelled (I used distilled water back then.)
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