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Drinking water treatment methods for backcountry and travel use
  • Published Date:
    February 20, 2009
Filetype[PDF - 985.71 KB]

  • Corporate Authors:
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Series:
    CDC fact sheet for healthy drinking water
  • Description:
    This document should only serve as a guide for individuals intending to use untreated or poorly treated water as a drinking water source. This document may also aid travelers and backcountry water users in researching drinking water treatment methods. Except for boiling, few of the water treatment methods are 100% effective in removing all pathogens. REMEMBER: If boiling water is not a feasible option, the most effective pathogen reduction method in untreated or poorly treated drinking water is a combination treatment, using the appropriate filtration and disinfection methods.

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