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Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« on: October 01, 2018, 05:38:49 AM »
  Yep. they found this in my local water supply by a chance ,random,test....by the time they advise people....it is too late.

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/2018/09/28/brain-eating-amoeba-found-south-bossier-water-system/1460016002/

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 08:39:11 AM »
Lived in Shreveport in 80's (got my mail there mostly). Never knew what went on in Shreveport/Bossier. I don't think I was ever home more than a week at a time. Traveling.

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 01:05:02 PM »
This whole time I though congress was the only brain eating amoeba in the US...

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 02:47:31 PM »
That’s a bit disconcerting, alright.  Drinking naegleria fowleri isn’t bad for you, but inhaling it up your nose allows it to travel into the brain. And that is a death sentence.  They like warm freshwater that’s not moving, so avoid swimming in those areas.

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 03:50:08 PM »
It’s a good reminder to boil tap water before irrigating sinuses with a neti pot at home.

As avg temps go up, this amoeba will become more of a risk.

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 03:50:14 PM »
BUT....tell me you don't inhale some water vapor while in the shower.....

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 03:54:58 PM »
It’s not been shown to spread via water vapor or aerosol droplets.

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 03:56:49 PM »
Just don’t stick your head under water in the bathtub or shower standing on your head.

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Re: Why I use a water filter,Brain Eating Amoeba
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 06:00:34 PM »
While it may be safe enough to drink, who here hasn't laughed/choked/snorted while swallowing liquid and had it go in the sinuses?

To be on the safe side, run it through that Berkey on the kitchen counter first.  Or even better, just drink beer.