How to clean a kettle: Is it dangerous to drink limescale by accident?
Is it dangerous to drink limescale by accident?
Limescale may look disgusting in your kettle and no one wants chunks of calcium floating around in their cup of tea, but it isn’t dangerous.
The experts at Harvey Water Softener pointed out that limescale comes from the high concentration of calcium found in the hard water we drink, so it will not cause you harm if you consume some from your kettle or coffee maker.
If there is a build-up of a substance, such as calcium, in the body kidney stones can occur. But there is no research that shows that drinking hard water increases your risk of developing kidney stones.
In fact, you’re more likely to develop them if you’re not drinking enough water, so keep drinking your tea!
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