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Does it make unpurified tap water that is contaminated with sewage and has no chlorine it safe to drink if you just boil it?

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Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Kills pathogens

Boiling for 1 minute will kill gastrointestinal pathogens and is the best way to decontaminate water from pathogens.
However, it will not remove chemical contaminants that may also be present in sewage systems.

In brief: Kills pathogens

Boiling for 1 minute will kill gastrointestinal pathogens and is the best way to decontaminate water from pathogens.
However, it will not remove chemical contaminants that may also be present in sewage systems.
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