Thirst can be a killer…
The water taps, lakes and rivers of the world mask a world of microscopic danger. Bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasitic worm eggs and chemical contaminants abound and yet these nasties aren’t something you want to have to worry about half way up Kilimanjaro, while rafting down the Zambezi River or turning the tap in your Mexican hotel after a too many cervezas. Bottled water carries a heavy environmental footprint and it isn’t exactly practical on a multi-day trek in Nepal.So what do you do? How do you sort fact from fiction on the risks of drinking water? What are the risks, and most importantly, what can you do about them?
Worry not. Help is at hand.
Here you will find comprehensive information on the following:
- What you need to know about drinking water before you travel
- Clear assessment of the risks
- Comprehensive coverage of common and not so common bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasitic worms and chemical contaminants that can be present in drinking water, even in ‘pristine’ mountain streams
- Descriptions of disease transmission, infection, symptoms and treatment
- Dehydration related illness
- Illness prevention and planning
- Comprehensive coverage of portable water treatment systems and options including heat treatment, water microfilters, water purifiers and chemical treatments
- Quick reference tables for iodine, chlorine and other chemical treatment doses for different situations
- Description of my preferred water treatment system that has kept me illness free in 40 countries from the Southern Alps of New Zealand to the High Atlas of Morocco to the Canadian Rockies to the rain forests of Laos to the volcanoes of Indonesia
- Recommended water treatment product profiles and my shop
Simply click on the topics links to get started and happy, carefree travels!