Re: Water Purifiers
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:14:34 -0400
On Sun, 9 Jun 1996, Robert Lewis wrote:
> 2 and 3 summers ago, I suffered from the effects of drinding unpurified
> water. The water was purified though by boiling, or Iodine. Since then
Giardia is considered to be quite sensitive to heat (inactivated by
boiling water for less than a minute), but almost
insensitive to halogens (iodine or chlorine). I'm surprised you were
infected, if the water was boiled. Could the contamination have come
from elsewhere (e.g., the water containers or drinking container?).
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
I wuz an Antelope (82-66). Now working my ticket.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City