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What's in wilderness water that can affect us?

Author: Time: 06/27/2016 Read: 1134

Three groups of waterborne critters are most commonly linked to water-related illness:
 
1 Protozoan cysts (Cryptosporidium parvum, Giardia lamblia). Tiny (1 to 300 microns; 1 micron = one-millionth of a meter). 
 
2 Bacteria (Escherichia coli, or E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni, Yersinia entercolitica, Leptospira interrogans and many others). Very tiny (0.1 to 10 microns).
 
3. Viruses (hepatitis A, rotavirus, enterovirus, norovirus, Norwalk virus). Exceptionally tiny (0.005 to 0.1 micron). Viruses are rarely found in North American wilderness waters. Only purifiers (not filters) eliminate viruses. But the Viruses is attacted to the bacteria, Without the bacteria, the viruses are diffcult to live. 

Diercon Personal water purifier could filter out 99.9999% removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, including E. coli, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoa, including Giardia & Cryptosporidium etc. Diercon straw also reduces turbidity with its high precision hollow membrane to less than 0.5 NTU. The activated carbon filter removes some chemicals (like chlorine) and some heavy metal ions residual pesticides and fertilizers, organic compound and so on.