(DATE) -- Soft water is associated with heart attacks & strokes.
Hazards of soft water: Fatal heart attacks and strokes are more common in areas where water is either naturally soft or has been treated to remove calcium and magnesium. Hidden danger: Some home water softeners are doubly risky because they remove calcium and magnesium and replace these minerals with sodium – one cause of high blood pressure. People on salt restricted diets should avoid home softeners or make sure the ones they install don’t use sodium.
American Heart Association, 7320 Greenville Ave. Dallas 75231
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