Water Treatment Options: How to Avoid Poisoning From Toxins- Part 2, by AJS

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In part 1, we learned that toxins other than mercury cannot be avoided entirely in the drinking water, as some are not removed by screens, activated carbon or silver water filters, or chlorine treatment. Some toxins are even made more toxic by boiling.

Furthermore, some toxins cause physical symptoms of poisoning almost immediately.

In particular, populations of cyanobacteria (a blue-green algae) may be dominated by a single species or be composed of a variety of species, some of which may not be toxic and some which have been deadly to animals. We learned about the locations, timing, and durations of …

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