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?

Boiling Water to make it safe – Part 3

Okay, so in part 2 I kind of digressed into a conversation about distillation.I would like to return to distillation, but lets get back to boiling water for now, and I can finish my thoughts on distillation when we conclude this series. One of the things to think about when boiling water, is that in the case of bacteria, viruses, fungi or algae…….