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Will boiling my water decrease my chances of getting parasites?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Boiling water is a very effective way to disinfect water and make it drinkable.
It is recommended that you boil water for 5 min. To kill any spores that may be in the water.

In brief: Yes

Boiling water is a very effective way to disinfect water and make it drinkable.
It is recommended that you boil water for 5 min. To kill any spores that may be in the water.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Andrew Carroll
I agree, but lean more towards 10 minutes. Covering the pot also may help get the temperature slightly higher to be more effective.
Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Boiling will kill of some parasites, and if you are in the U.
S. Most public water systems are safe.

In brief: Yes

Boiling will kill of some parasites, and if you are in the U.
S. Most public water systems are safe.
Dr. Willam Lau
Dr. Willam Lau
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