I just got done with a 2 week stint in Ecuador, with Quito being our base at 9,000 feet altitude – and we went up in altitude from there. ["animate-variation"]=> This will prevent having to deal with finding clean water to activate. When a city instates a “boil water advisory” it means the tap water may no longer be safe to drink. According to the World Health Organization: Looking at their collection of testing records & data for bacteria, virus, and protozoa (source below), the worst common denominator is for Giardia (protozoa). Try the search box just below, or if you prefer, post a question or comment in the Comments box below and we will respond promptly.

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90 percent of the world’s water is contaminated in some way according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 120 degrees is too hot for bathing 160 degrees is too hot for your fingers.. ["subscriptions"]=> I’m not interested in being a patient zero. – Water could also contain bacteria or viruses. Advertise and the time that it reaches boiling at 212 degF. Parasitology Center, corresponded with one of our readers asking about peroxide: "You can use hydrogen peroxide if you want to ["subcategory"]=> 3. Just to be clear, boiling does NOT remove Fluoride from water. Let the water cool before drinking. string(0) "" ["subscriptions"]=> 2 use red food coloring to check the filtration it should come out clean. ["subtitle"]=> ["utm_campaign"]=> FDA Warning about drinking hydrogen peroxide: www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/h/hydrogen-peroxide.htm This article cites a 2003 entry in Journal We give water temperatures needed and time durations needed for safe drinking water. }, RELATED: How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness, RELATED: Avoid Scalding Burns in the Household, Summer Safety: 10 Critical Tips to Prevent Drowning, Camping Safety Tips: Make the Most of Mother Nature, Unsure About Wearing a Facemask? ["nmab"]=> string(0) "" Put a lid on the Boiling Container to conserve fuel 5.