Tag: Toxics

Treating Water in the Backcountry FAQs

Will my filter remove cyanotoxins from water? No. There is no known recreational water filtration method that is effective at removing cyanotoxins. Do not drink water from a water body with a suspected or posted harmful algal bloom. Can boiling water or other treatments remove cyanotoxins? No. Treatments such as boiling, disinfecting water with chlorine, …

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Air Quality: Where there’s Smoke, there’s Pollution

By Bo Call A cold winter night, a fire burning in the fireplace—what could be better? Well, that wood fire isn’t just filling your house with holiday cheer; it’s also filling it with pollutants that can hurt you. Most people don’t realize that the inviting smell of wood smoke comes along with some pretty hazardous …

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