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Why limescale in your kettle can be dangerous for your health
Most adults drink some form of hot drink. Whether it is coffee, drink or a hot juice. However did you know there are many different forms of illnesses that can be caused by the limescale build up in your kettle. Even after the first few weeks your kettle will begin to have a build up of limescale.
Limescale build up is caused by mineral build up namely calcium and salts that is naturally found in water. Although small amounts of limescale in your tea or coffee is not harmful, prolonged drinking of limescale can cause a build up in your digestion system which will eventually lead to kidney stones. It is important to clear your kettle over night or if possible purchase a new kettle every few months or so. Scroll down to learn the best FREE ways to clean your kettle.
How to de limescale your kettle for free
One of the easiest and free ways to de limescale your kettle is adding lemon or lemon juice to it. add around 2 cups of water into the kettle with 50ml of lemon juice or half a lemon, boil and leave overnight or a few hours. Once this is done rinse the kettle very well and boil twice before use to insure no lemon remains.