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    There are so many things to worry about when your kids go back to school. You shouldn’t have to worry about  water quality and safety, but, unfortunately, you need to.  It’s a huge issue with potentially dire consequences. And if you think water quality issues don’t apply to you because your child

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    How Much Water Should a Child Drink? | eHow "When trying to determine how much water your child should drink each day, pediatricians recommend them consuming half of their total body weight in ounces of water. For instance, the average 2-year-old weighing 28 pounds should drink almost two cups of water, or 14 ounces, and the average 6-year-old weighing 46 pounds should drink about three cups, or 23 ounces."

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