Message Number: YG1327 | New FHL Archives Search
From: steve austin
Date: 2001-03-16 01:47:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Water Filters was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest
Number 64

"True enough. But many of the now available filters do indeed filter out

Giardia. I use Pur Plus specifically for that reason. However, I think
Brita's newest filter also does. I won't drink my tap water - it smells
chemicals to me and I don't like it. So I filter the fuzzies water too -
oddly enough, since I started doing that, they do have better coats.
Coincidence perhaps, but true.

Dr. Ruth"

I was in error in the first post. I quoted someone from a conference
last year- I think her info was outdated. In order to filter out
Giardia- you need less than 2 micron filter, and for bacteria less than
.3micron filter. Nothing can filter the viruses- but these are not a
major concern in the US. So, a lot of the newer filters will do at least
1 micron, and PUR was rated well. Just check when you buy that you have
the super small pour size on the filter.

I also apparently live in a bubble- I am so used to the water here (NJ)-
I have always thought it was good, and tasty. I have visitors from
Florida who tell me the water is high in iron in some areas (leave
yellow/gold color to the glass) and some areas very strong sulfur smell.
Forgot about the fact that the water is different in quality/taste
depending where you are. I guess if you don't drink the tap water, then
don't give it to your pets :)

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