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Doctor insights on: Chlorine Kill Pathogens Cause Candidiasis

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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Does a chlorine pool kill sperm?

Does a chlorine pool kill sperm?

Sperm: No, you can't get pregnant from a swimming pool. Sperm ejaculated outside the human body likely only survive a few minutes. Ejaculate or seminal fluid dries out very quickly when outside the human body, once it is dried the sperm die almost immediately. Dissipated into pool water, a similar outcome would occur. ...Read more

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Can chlorine kill the ebola virus?

Can chlorine kill the ebola virus?

Ebola Virus: "Ebolavirus is susceptible to 3% acetic acid, 1% glutaraldehyde, alcohol-based products, and dilutions (1:10-1:100 for ?10 minutes) of 5.25% household bleach (sodium hypochlorite), and calcium hypochlorite (bleach powder)" per PATHOGEN SAFETY DATA SHEET . ...Read more

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How effective is chlorine in killing germs, viruses, and bacteria?

How effective is chlorine in killing germs, viruses, and bacteria?

Very effective.: Chlorine compounds are widely used to kill bacteria and disinfect surfaces. Examples include treating water, washing fruit and vegetables and disinfecting food contact surfaces. Chlorine is usually combined with inorganic compounds, such as sodium or calcium, to produce hypochlorites, which are effective disinfectants. Chlorine mixed with sodium is a liquid bleach (sodium hypochlorite naocl). ...Read more

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Does the chlorine in tap water kill the Ebola virus?

Does the chlorine in tap water kill the Ebola virus?

Ebola Virus: No - chlorinated water will not kill Ebola. ...Read more

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Does chlorine kill sperm that is ejaculated into a swimming pool?

Does chlorine kill sperm that is ejaculated into a swimming pool?

Sperm in: chlorinated water won't live long at all. Don't worry, if someone ejaculates in a swimming pool - the sperm won't swim over to a female and impregnate her. However, if you are engaging in sexual intercourse while in a swimming pool - don't expect the chlorine to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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I got tap water up my nose. Can Naegleria Fowleri survive in tap water? Or would the chlorine kill it?

I got tap water up my nose. Can Naegleria Fowleri survive in tap water? Or would the chlorine kill it?

Infection unlikely: Infections from Naegleria Fowleri are very rare especially from tap water. I don't think you should worry. More info here: http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/ ...Read more

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Does chlorine in tap water kill Naegleria Fowleri? I get water up my nose when showering. I heard you can get PAM from tap water.

Does chlorine in tap water kill Naegleria Fowleri? I get water up my nose when showering. I heard you can get PAM from tap water.

You heard wrong: Chlorine kills Naegleria, but even unchlorinated tap water probably never transmits it. All cases are acquired in warm water outdoors, typically in stagnant lakes or pools, mostly in the southern US. Usually there are under 10 cases each year in the entire country. This is an extraordinarily rare infection that you shouldn't worry about if you don't swim in such places. ...Read more