<<Thanks for the great article - here we go again (does it or doesn't it?) because there's also data that shows distillation does not remove chloramine. The University of Nebraska site states that distilling removes chloramines, but doesn't provide any evidence. I've read lots of data stating 'distilling does' and 'distilling doesn't'...but I've never found solid proof either way.>>
I emailed the author of the article from the University of Nebraska to request that he provide scientific evidence / references to support his statement, “Distillation also can remove many organic compounds, heavy metals (such as lead), chlorine, chloramines, and radionucleides. Because distillation also removes some oxygen, along with trace metals which give water a pleasing taste, people often claim that distilled water tastes “flat” or “bland.””He stated in response that he would need to work with his co-authors to determine the origin of the statement related to chloramines and that he would need to look into this issue further since I suggested that there is a conflict between the University of Nebraska guide and other guides. He also stated his intent to further evaluate the literature more closely and possibly do additional testing.
The results of this inquiry clearly emphasize the importance of questioning everything we read, no matter how 'valid', 'scientific', or 'unbiased' the author(s) or organization of origin may appear. At the same time, we do not want to close our mind to the possibility of learning new things, and should try to keep an open mind, while 'testing' or 'considering' all things. We should always look for the 'proof' or 'evidence' of the information presented, while at the same time leaving room to also follow our heart.