so pretty but could be dangerous.  Did you know that you cannot tell the health of water by looking at it?  #viqua

so pretty but could be dangerous. Did you know that you cannot tell the health of water by looking at it? #viqua

E. coli--part of the normal flora of the human gut.  Certain strains of E. coli produce various toxins that cause illness

E. coli--part of the normal flora of the human gut. Certain strains of E. coli produce various toxins that cause illness

“People affected by disasters are more likely to become ill and to die from diseases related to inadequate sanitation and water supplies than from any other single cause.” (World Health Organization) - great page on how to keep healthy in a post-even situation

“People affected by disasters are more likely to become ill and to die from diseases related to inadequate sanitation and water supplies than from any other single cause.” (World Health Organization) - great page on how to keep healthy in a post-even situation

TEM of a section through Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba found in warm bodies of fresh water that can invade and attack the human nervous system and brain, causing primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Although this occurs rarely, such an infection nearly always results in the death of the victim. #uvwater #viqua

TEM of a section through Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba found in warm bodies of fresh water that can invade and attack the human nervous system and brain, causing primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Although this occurs rarely, such an infection nearly always results in the death of the victim. #uvwater #viqua

Don't let the love-heart appearance fool you, Giardia is a nasty parasite commonly transferred in untreated water.  They set up shop in your small intestine and can bring about chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, fatigue and abdominal cramps. UV home systems deactivate #giardia #viqua

Don't let the love-heart appearance fool you, Giardia is a nasty parasite commonly transferred in untreated water. They set up shop in your small intestine and can bring about chronic diarrhoea, weight loss, fatigue and abdominal cramps. UV home systems deactivate #giardia #viqua

Legionella - pathogenic Gram negative bacterium. Acquired its name after a July, 1976 outbreak of a then-unknown "mystery disease" sickened 221 persons, causing 34 deaths. The outbreak was first noticed among people attending a convention of the American Legion - an association of U.S. military veterans

Legionella - pathogenic Gram negative bacterium. Acquired its name after a July, 1976 outbreak of a then-unknown "mystery disease" sickened 221 persons, causing 34 deaths. The outbreak was first noticed among people attending a convention of the American Legion - an association of U.S. military veterans

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