Frequently Asked Questions: Boil Water Advisories

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This two-page fact sheet educates people about boil water advisories. It identifies boiling water as the best method to kill harmful bacteria and parasites in contaminated water. It discusses correct techniques for handwashing, washing dishes and clothes, bathing and shaving, washing fruits and vegetables, and making ice. It identifies infectious organisms in contaminated water, and advises when to seek medical attention if untreated water is consumed.

Author(s):
Florida Department of Health
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Disasters, Drinking water, Emergency preparedness, Hand disinfection, Hurricane, Hygiene, Parasites
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2014
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