Day 12: Toluene

Toluene is an aromatic hydrocarbon that when consumed in drinking water can cause severe problems with the nervous system, liver and kidneys.  It is highly soluble in water, and although there is ongoing debate about its  carcinogenic potential, it is…

Day 11: Giardia

Giardia is a protozoan parasite that can cause severe gastrointestinal problems when consumed in drinking water – it is commonly associated with “travelers diarrhea.”  A typical infection can result in sever cramping, diarrhea, nausea, dehydration and nutritional loss for 2-4…