Boiling water to make it safe – Part 6 – The Finale

I will be moving on to a series about water purity, and later on when I delve into distillation we will revisit a little bit about boiling water. I hope that you found this series entertaining. As always I cherish and invite any questions about water that pop into your brain. In the meantime, I will leave you with one final scientific fact and physical property about water.

Boiling water to make it safe – Part 5

So, we talked about how boiling water can make it safer to drink. But did you know that boiling water can actually make your water not safe to drink? It may seem silly, and in all honesty the possibility of you harming yourself by drinking water that has been boiled is low, but, it can happen, and it is something everyone should understand.

Boiling Water to make it safe – Part 4

In Part 3 we talked about the in’s and outs of boiling water to get rid of live organisms. The good news was, boiling kills living water organisms. The bad news, kind of, is that the dead stuff is still in your water, and unless you filter the boiled water, you are going to drink the dead stuff. But what about harmful chemical contaminants? What does boiling do to them?