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How Long Do I Need To Boil Water To Kill Giardiasis
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Yes: Need to be tested for many organisms. ...Read more
Yes: If a cow or racoon(or camper) did his/her poopy up stream there is the possibility that microscopic giardia cysts were part of that load.Boil the water for ten minutes & avoid the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: Just because you swam somewhere doesn't mean you will get giardia. It is a parasite and is acquired by swallowing it (contaminated food or water). The symptoms ate gas, cramping pain, and on and off diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
5 minutes: Nearly all organisms will die in boiling water for 5 min. Longer boiling may be needed at high altitudes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: As an outdoorsman of 40+ years, i see a lot of bad advice about making water safe. The cdc's official advice is this: at low altitudes boil vigorously for 1 minute. At altitudes greater than 6, 562 feet (>2, 000 m), boil for 3 minutes, or use chemical disinfection after it has been boiled for 1 minute. Because boiled water is bland and tasteless, add a pinch of salt to make it more palatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what is wrong with the water. If you are worried about a minor contamination, bringing the water to a boil and holding it at a boil for 5 minutes should be sufficient. Certain parasites may take longer to be eradicated. ...Read more
What is the reason that cleaning nebs with vinegar/water is no longer recommended? (pls correct me if wrong) references/links? What is best (not boil)
Not strong enough.: Vinegar is not strong enough to kill the bacteria that are now found in many nebulizers. Recommended methods include boiling or microwaving for 5 minutes, soaking in a solution of 1 part bleach and 50 parts water for 3 minutes, soaking in rubbing alcohol for 5 minutes, and soaking in 3% hydrogen peroxide for 30 minutes. Always follow the nebulizer maker's recommendations, however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 min: 10 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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