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Should not if: properly cholrinated. "Naegleria fowleri can grow in public and private water tanks and pipes, especially where little or no disinfectant (like chlorine or chloramine) is present. It can also grow in the pipes and water heaters of homes and buildings." REF: https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/naegleria/tap-faucet-water.html ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more
Yes: I agree that swimming is wonderful exercise for pregnant swimmers. However, our world's water is not as clean as it once was. Here is a site with lots of information about recreational use, risks, hygienic issues, safety of pools, lakes, rivers, oceans, etc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthywater/swimming/index.Html also heed local health department alerts about toxins, infections, outbreaks of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more
Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikely with first potable and then filtered water. I would assume you are using clean municipal water and then extra filtering it with Brita. So, the risk is low, but there are just no guarantees: nothing in medicine is ever 100% ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Although possible: Naegleria fowleri infection is VERY rare.Get a more detailed answer ›
Why can Naegleria Fowleri survive in chlorinated tap water? It survived ok Louisiana tap water. Does chloramine kill it?
Under disinfected: Sometimes the level of disinfectant decreases due to pipes on land and warmer conditions and then Naegleria can survive but you cannot be infected with Naegleria fowleri by drinking contaminated water. Water utilities can have the disinfectant raised but it may cause a strong chemical taste or smell. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: that is why it is recommended that litter boxes not be placed where there are vents. ...Read more
In detroit area, on city water, worried about naegleria fowleri - picked my nose in shower trying to get mucus out. Heard it can live in water heaters
No: Cooling water does nothing for removing chemical or biological contaminants. If the water sits overnight, larger particles may drop to the bottom, but the water will not be purified. For that one needs a filtration/ purification system, depending on what contaminants/pollutants are present. Have the water tested to find out what it contains & then contact experts for treatment. ...Read more
Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more
Lice Don't Swim: Head lice live only on human beings. Can be spread quickly by using the hat, comb, or towel of infected person or by close contact. May crawl or fall onto clothing, bedding, towels, furniture, pool.Don't survive off body >24hr.Anyone can get lice despite frequent hairwashing. The nits (eggs) normally hatch into lice in about 1 week. Do not carry other diseases, no lasting health consequences. ...Read more
Live in condo. Neighbors smoke. Furnace pulls air from outside. Smell cigarette smoke about once a day coming from furnace vent. How harmful to baby?
No harm: We humans are not that fragile (otherwise, we would have gone extinct long ago). A baby born today will grow up surrounded by trace amounts of industrial/chemical contaminants in the air, water, ground, food, etc. There is no useful way to identify these contaminants or what their effects are. Yet, kids grow up fine. Some companies do make HEPA air filters for heating and air conditioning systems. ...Read more