hard water

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Alkaline water that contains dissolved mineral salts (particularly calcium and magnesium bicarbonates), which reduces the cleansing power of soap and produces limescale in hot water appliances. See also ion exchange treatment.

Subjects: Environmental Science — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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