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Are there any side effects to drinking rust water

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Our hot water heater was not up to code and we found out it was nothing but rust water inside.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.

Drinking water with high iron content will not directly lead toany known health effects. However, water with high iron content can lead to the grwoth of certain types of bacteria which would give the water the smell of rotten eggs. Since you did not notice anything, you probably didnt have this either.

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