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(BBC-US)   An the great thing aboot it is that it's verra reasonably priced   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-06-25 9:19:09 PM  
As someone who uses a Neti pot to clean out my sinuses every day, I hope this pans out.

Pro-Tip: Sawyer Mini water filters are a great way to filter the brain-eating amoebas out of tap water, since they have a 0.1 micron size, which is way better than the CDC recommendation of a filter that has a 1 micron absolute pore size.
 
2020-06-26 12:15:11 AM  
Oh, damn.  This article is going to bring out all the weirdos talkin' 'bout their farking neti pots.

Mad_Radhu: As someone who uses a Neti pot


Shiat.
 
2020-06-26 12:30:10 AM  

Mad_Radhu: As someone who uses a Neti pot to clean out my sinuses every day, I hope this pans out.

Pro-Tip: Sawyer Mini water filters are a great way to filter the brain-eating amoebas out of tap water, since they have a 0.1 micron size, which is way better than the CDC recommendation of a filter that has a 1 micron absolute pore size.


Out of genuine curiousity, why would you want to use this filter device instead of boiling the water and letting it cool down (which also kills amoebas, I've read)?

I also use a neti pot, but live too far north for the amoebas to live (for now, anyway).
 
2020-06-26 12:43:10 AM  

Mabman: Mad_Radhu: As someone who uses a Neti pot to clean out my sinuses every day, I hope this pans out.

Pro-Tip: Sawyer Mini water filters are a great way to filter the brain-eating amoebas out of tap water, since they have a 0.1 micron size, which is way better than the CDC recommendation of a filter that has a 1 micron absolute pore size.

Out of genuine curiousity, why would you want to use this filter device instead of boiling the water and letting it cool down (which also kills amoebas, I've read)?

I also use a neti pot, but live too far north for the amoebas to live (for now, anyway).


Boiling hot water doesn't feel good in the nasal cavities, for one thing.  With the filter I can use warm water from the sink without having to spend time boiling water and then waiting for it to cool down. It's $20 for a filter and they last for 100,000 gallons.
 
2020-06-26 3:33:14 AM  

Mabman: Mad_Radhu: As someone who uses a Neti pot to clean out my sinuses every day, I hope this pans out.

Pro-Tip: Sawyer Mini water filters are a great way to filter the brain-eating amoebas out of tap water, since they have a 0.1 micron size, which is way better than the CDC recommendation of a filter that has a 1 micron absolute pore size.

Out of genuine curiousity, why would you want to use this filter device instead of boiling the water and letting it cool down (which also kills amoebas, I've read)?

I also use a neti pot, but live too far north for the amoebas to live (for now, anyway).


A gallon jug of distilled water is pretty cheap, and will fill a Neti pot several times.  Gallon jugs of "purified drinking water" would probably be acceptable (they kill anything living in the water with ozone or UV) and are even cheaper.
 
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