The fresh water from the tap may not have been fresh enough to disinfect the water in the sink, but it sure is a nice fresh water to wash the face with.
It does the trick, with a very low pH and a pH of 4.5.
But is it safe?
According to a study conducted by Dr. Mervyn J. Breen, Professor of Epidemiology and Toxicology at the University of Adelaide, the answer is yes.
He said that a simple washing with water containing a pH less than 4.3 does not pose a health risk to the general population.
The research was published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Dr. Brennan said that he had seen a few people get sick from the water but the majority had a mild reaction and were able to use it.
He also said that although the pH is not as acidic as tap water, it is still alkaline and therefore should not be used in the washing of your face.
Dr Breen explained that the alkaline nature of the water would make it much easier to kill pathogens in the body.
Dr. Breslin said that because the pH in tap water is so low, it could actually help with the prevention of infections because it would stop the organisms that cause them from doing harm to the body and to the environment.
He said that it is also possible that the water may be better than the tap water at killing bacteria.
Dr Breslins research also found that the tap-water had a slightly lower level of nitrates than the bottled water.
So if you are using tap water and have a bit of an aversion to drinking it, don’t worry, the tap is a safe option.