Boiling can be used as a method of water disinfection but is only advocated as an emergency water treatment method.
When tap water boils, lighter elements such as Fluoride and Chlorine evacuates along with the water vapour in steam. Forming an Interhalogen gas, potentionaly hazardous to health. While heavy metals such as copper, lead, zinc and iron will be more concentrated in the remaining water making it potentionaly hazardous to health.
Bringing water to the boil is effective in killing or inactivating most bacteria, viruses and pathogens. Water temperatures above 70° C kill all pathogens within 30 minutes and above 85° C within a few minutes. So in the time it takes for the water to reach the boiling point 100° C from 70° C, all pathogens will be killed, even at high altitude.To be extra safe, let the water boil rapidly for one minute, especially at higher altitudes since water boils at a lower temperature.
Every element our body needs can do us harm in excess as it does when deficient. The trick is to keep it all in balance within you.
Remember………………….”You either use a water filter or your body is one.®”