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Joan Marie Shields jshields at rigel.oac.uci.edu
Fri May 19 14:25:23 EST 2000

Fraggle_Rock <Fraggle_Rock_1 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>does anyone have a list of parasites that will grow after been boiled for 
>10 minutes?

Giardia may survive that - depending on the altitude Cryptosporidium might 
as well.  Iodine tablets seem pretty good - chlorine will work but the two
I've mentioned above may survive that as well.  A good thirty minutes of
boiling is better - even more so is a filter, at least 4microns though a
1 micron filter would be better (Microsporidea).

>Or what sort of toxins will survive that treatment and have any chance of 
>being in the water at a high enough concentration to make one ill.

Botulism is heat resistant - I think that quite a few others are as well.

As for terms to search for: disenfection, organisms with non-human 
reservoirs - you can also probably find information through health 

Joan Shields       jshields at uci.edu       http://www.ags.uci.edu/~jshields
University of California - Irvine         School of Social Ecology
Department of Environmental Analysis and Design
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