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The Times Tip Number 8: I always drink purified water

Health and spa experts tell us to drink lots of purified water, and even the government now recommend 6-8 glasses per day.

Although tap water in the UK is generally safe and highly regulated, there are things we should be aware of: for instance, fluoride is still a source of debate, so I have invested in a Quooker tap – an activated carbon water filter tap at home to remove impurities from my London tap water. I also use a charcoal stick in my office, which absorbs chlorine, certain pesticides and organic pollutants and improves taste.