Water Filter Corp’s Blackstone Water Filter can protect water supply from serious contamination problems of Giardia and Cryptosporidium.

Giardia and Cryptosporidium are Serious Water Contamination Problems that can turn up anytime in a city water supply as has happened again just recently in Sydney, this group of protozoa are a serious health threat and can cause major diarrhoea lasting one week to a month or more, dehydration, intestinal disorders and even death

This threat once again clearly shows the need for individual domestic filtration systems to be installed on every house so you have control over the safety of the water being used by your family when the council is not able to

Healthy individuals infected by these parasites experience cholera like illness: watery diarrhoea, headache, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting and low-grade fever.

For the immuno-compromised, however, the results of the infection are much more severe; the parasite can severely damage the liver and respiratory tract, as well as the gall bladder and pancreas. Even worse, there is a 40% to 50% mortality rate for the immuno-compromised.

Those at risk include cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, infants, the elderly, kidney dialysis patients, recent transplant patients, aids patients and others with suppressed immune systems.

Giardia is seven to fourteen microns in size and Cryptosporidium is from four to six microns in size. When the environment becomes inhospitable (like the presence of chlorine), both parasites can go into the cystic form (like a hard, round, impermeable microscopic egg). The cyst form is resistant to chlorine and very hard to kill.

Conventional Municipal water authorities are unable to remove Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts from town water supplies.

What can you do to protect your family and household water supply?

Domestic Filtration Systems, one that filters the water going to the kitchen sink, showers and bathroom sinks and even the laundry and garden taps is essential as infection can occur from any one of these sources and just doing your kitchen sink alone leaves you and your family vulnerable to infection

The only reliable way of removing Giardia and Cryptosporidium and other health threatening protozoa is to install in the water line coming into your house a Water Filter Corp, Whole of House Blackstone Water Filter with its 1 micron bag type membrane filter and activated carbon media with its ability to remove a wide range of chemicals including the toxins from Blue Green Algae.