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Recommendation for 0.2 micron filters

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Jun 26 10:26pm | Replies (34)

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Hello, Nana43. Thank you so much for your suggestions.

I had read that reverse osmosis does not eliminate mycobacteria. The water that we had ordered to be delivered monthly was reverse osmosis and other filtration. The company picks up those 5 gallon plastic bottles, a they go through a sanitizing process before being reused.

I thought about just keeping the subscription for the bottles and simply eliminating the dispenser. That means still boiling the water in my large pot. I would have purified water that is also boiled.

I have heard about the lifestraw and will check it out.

When you soak your showerhead and faucet heads, do you put the bleach in a plastic bag and rubber-band it to the faucets? Our faucets are not easy to disassemble. Also, if there are any o-rings, the chlorine may cause them to decompose.

I will definitely itely look into your suggestions. Thank you so much!

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Hi There!
I had read several articles that Reverse Osmosis uses the .02 micron filter or smaller-which is what is needed to remove bacteria. One such link:
This process is supposed to be more rigorous than commercially bottled Spring Water. But I know people have mentioned that this info contradicts what Dr F said. So I’m confused!
I haven’t been able to find any of his research that deals specifically with this issue.
On disinfecting, my shower head removes easily but you could certainly do a bag with rubberband as well. It is recommended to soak once a week for at least 30 minutes.
All the Best! Dee