Is Dehumidifier Water Safe to Drink?

Figure 2. Side view of dehumidifier.

Side view of dehumidifier (Engineering 435 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga November 19, 1996)

I read this question in a forum and I was totally surprise at the many “yes” replies and the fact there were no good answers.  Not one person wrote “no.”

Here is the non-politically correct answer: “It depends.

The reason is that dehumidify water is consider “grey water” not pure water because of the mechanic process that it goes through to become liquid H2O.  There is a chance of lead, mold and other nasties residing in the Dehumidifier receptacle water.

Take the time and not waste the water by filtering (99%) and purifying(100%) it before consumption.