Assuming both water and soda water come from the same tap water source, and the soda water does not have any additives or flavoring. (aka not pop)

What effect would soda water have on the human body compared to plain water?

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    You are talking about carbonated water, right? – Narusan Jul 15 '17 at 11:53
  • In Australia, it is carbonated water with Sodium Hydrogen carbonate so it is rather basic. – user2617804 Jul 16 '17 at 10:43

Chemically speaking, carbonated water is just plain water with carbon dioxide dissolved in it under high pressure.


  1. Joan Gandy, Manuel of Dietary Practices, Chapter on Dental Erosion
  2. T. Johnson et al., Systematic review: the effects of carbonated beverages on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Wiley Online Library

Further Reading:

  1. Livestrong
  2. Healthline
  3. New York Daily News
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