Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 26th, 1995
CDC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommended that people at risk could boil tap water, choose some but not all brands of bottled water, or install some but not all point-of-use home treatment systems.
The agencies said that even tap water processed within federal treatment guidelines may contain enough of the parasitic Cryptosporidium organisms to cause severe - eventually fatal - gastrointestinal disease in people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and transplant patients on drugs that...
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