Could Giardia Be Lurking In Your Tap Water?

Giardia, cryptosporidium, and cyclospora are cysts that you certainly do not want in your drinking water. The adverse health affects that may be caused by Giardia alone may affect up to 200 million people per year. These 3 cysts can cause unpleasant health effects including weight loss and abdominal pain.

An excerpt from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website’s Giardia Parasite Page describes drinking water and recreational water the most common form of Giardia transmission:

“Giardia is protected by an outer shell that allows it to survive outside the body for long periods of time and makes it tolerant to chlorine disinfection. While the parasite can be spread in different ways, water (drinking water and recreational water) is the most common mode of transmission.”

Owning a water filtration system with cyst filtration can help protect you and your family from cysts like giardia, cryptosporidium, and cyclospora. The Pure Blue H2O NSF Certified  4 Stage Reverse Osmosis System is certified for NSF/ANSI Standard 58 which includes an actual average percent reduction claim for cysts that is greater that 99.99%.

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Sources: https://web.stanford.edu/group/parasites/ParaSites2003/Giardia/GIARDIA2.htm 
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/giardia/index.html

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