worldeats wrote:It seems to me that bacteria in the water is only one of the problems with Peruvian water. Most filters & UV light purifiers do not filter out heavy metals & chemicals prevalent in Peruvian rivers. These may not make one sick in the short run, but in the long term are a very serious health risks.
I have found a highly rated filter that is supposed to effectively filter heavy metals & bacteria. It is also compact enough to put in ones luggage.
H2Go Waterman pitcher.
I also worry about bottled water. Here in the states there have been regular scandals exposing water companies that simply fill their bottled water with tap water. Do any of the bottled water brands in Peru provide analysis of of heavy metals for their product? Are there brands that are more
ALSO...I am pre-diabetic, and a major part of my health regime is consuming fresh raw salads and vegetable juices freshly made from leafy greens. All the travel guides say to avoid salads. Surely there must be a safe method of cleaning bacteria from leafy greens so one can make salads and fresh juices at home and not get sick? There are many vegetarian restaurants in Lima. Have they found a way to safely have salads on their menus?
Any advice on this subject would be greatly appreciated
El Jefe wrote:Wash leafy veggies like collards and mustards in the washing machine.
JanD wrote:For drinking I use bottled of boiled water.
For washing my mouth after cleaning my teeth, I also use tapwater as I don't swallow the water.
For cleaning my vegies, including lettuce and tomatoes, I use tapwater.
Not really "perfect", but sofar without problems (ok, without taking into consideration possible long term effects in the event the water (in Miraflores) contains chemicals or heavy metals)
Suspiro wrote:San Luis is the only one I trust for now