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Will chlorinating my water decrease my chances of getting parasites?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

The two common water borne parasites in the US, giardia and cryptosporidium are not susceptible to usual chlorination.
Filtration with very narrow pore filters and sand filtration at water treatment plants may help.

In brief: Not likely

The two common water borne parasites in the US, giardia and cryptosporidium are not susceptible to usual chlorination.
Filtration with very narrow pore filters and sand filtration at water treatment plants may help.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Richard Rafoth
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yes, from the water

Chlorine will kill parasites in the chlorinated water itself.
You cannot drink chlorinated water and then get protection from drinking non chlorinated water from other sources.

In brief: Yes, from the water

Chlorine will kill parasites in the chlorinated water itself.
You cannot drink chlorinated water and then get protection from drinking non chlorinated water from other sources.
Dr. Richard Rafoth
Dr. Richard Rafoth
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