A woman I know was told on an overseas trip to put bleach in the water in order to drink it. The water at her daycare is sometimes brown b/c of old pipes, rust, or whatever. She told an employee to put a bit of bleach in the water & give it to the children. Is this right? What would you do? I told the employee to boil the water or give them juice or milk.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on May. 12, 2009 in Food & Drink
Answer by admckenzie at 8:31 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by mommymeg03 at 8:40 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by rubipresiosa1 at 8:46 PM on May. 12, 2009
we put bleach in our well water. It is what the health department here says that we should do to kill bacteria. The bleach itself dissipates....
Boiling water can kill bacteria but can concentrate minerals and hard metals making it more toxic if it is contaminated with those versus just bacteria.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 8:52 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by LBAKER032307 at 8:56 PM on May. 12, 2009
PS- you put the bleach directly in the well, not into individual drinking glasses. After you add the appropriate amount of bleach to the well, you wait 6-24 hours before using the water as drinking water. I believe you can find instructions on the EPA website.
BTW-for those that cringe at the thought of bleach in water.... what do you think the city water systems have added to them to kill bacteria? Its chlorine.... and what is bleach made of.... chlorine.
Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:00 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on May. 12, 2009
Answer by Liz132 at 9:08 PM on May. 12, 2009
"How do you know how much she used? Too risky."
That is very true, and I agree with that 100%. Someone that knows what they are doing needs to treat the well itself. In the meantime, bottled water is around $1.00 a gallon.
If you call the local health department they will check the water...
Answer by VeronicaLee at 9:20 PM on May. 12, 2009