2 doctors weighed in:
Do I really need to boil water for longer to reduce bacterial contamination at higher altitudes?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
Thank
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
At higher altitudes there is different parasite giardiasis which takes longer to be removed so needs longer boiling of water.

In brief: Yes
At higher altitudes there is different parasite giardiasis which takes longer to be removed so needs longer boiling of water.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors