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  •  Drinking water (none)
    Hmmm, scary thought. We get our drinking water from the Rhine. Of course, the water goes through all kinds of purification systems but I don't know anything about those and their effect on viruses. Does anyone here know for sure?
    •  Purely a guess... (none)
      But I think most drinking water is treated with diluted chlorine to rid it of this kind of threat. I'm pretty sure this would kill off anything harmful.
      •  drinking water is not a threat (none)
        the threat comes from the poops in ponds, on lawns, etc. But in truth, that's a threat to other birds. Human disease from wild birds is near non-existent.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Fri Feb 24, 2006 at 08:16:17 AM PST

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      •  Ah, yes, chlorine (none)
        I knew that once, now why didn't I remember it? Thanks.

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