- Laboratory applications such as autoclaves and laboratory testing
- Automotive cooling systems
- ‘Lead-acid’ type vehicle batteries
- Laser cutting
- Steam irons
- Cosmetics (where the word ‘aqua’ appears on an ingredients list it often refers to Demineralised Water)
- Fine-mist fire-fighting equipment
- Aircraft engine cooling systems
- The final rinse of car and window washing systems as it leaves no smears
- Direct effects on the intestinal mucous membrane, metabolism and mineral homeostasis or other body functions.
- Little or no intake of calcium and magnesium from low-mineral water.
- Low intake of other essential elements and microelements.
- Loss of calcium, magnesium and other essential elements in prepared food.
- Possible increased dietary intake of toxic metals.
DISTILLED / DE-IONISED / DEMINERALISED / ULTRAPURE WATER
Source: Water Benefits Health, http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/drinking-demineralized-water.html
The Water Health Organization Report (2004), http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/dwq/nutrientschap12.pdf