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Re: Water purification
I'm sure 5 microns will catch some, but I believe is takes 0.1 microns to be highly effective for bacteria, but still ineffective at viruses. I think you have to get to 0.01 microns for viruses. The pumps/filters that do this don't push high volume.
Still, I also use the Shurflo, as I'm not that concerned over this. I would feel differently cruising in a third world country.
I wonder if those water treatment additives will kill bugs. They smell like chlorine to me. They do not say they will, so must not.
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