If you read this headline, a couple of things may stand out:
#1 – You may think it’s right up there with Protect Yourself From the Zombie Apocalypse! Yeah, that will never happen; and
#2 – If you happen to know me, you probably believe I would be immune from such an organism, because the amoeba would likely die of starvation. So there is that.
Actually, the headline is 100% true. ABC News recently reported the following:
Brain-eating amoebas have been detected in two water systems in Louisiana, the state’s health department said Thursday. Health officials reassured residents that drinking tap water is still safe and that taking precautions in pools and showers can reduce their risk of infection.
Health officials confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba, in Ouachita Parish’s North Monroe water system and Terrebonne Parish’s Schriever water system during routine testing. The Louisiana Department of Health said it notified public health officials and the administrators of the water systems on Thursday afternoon.
The health department urged residents to avoid getting water in their noses, which is how the organism can infect the brain. The department also advised the public to run baths, shower taps and hoses for at least five minutes before use to flush the pipes.
So, you can drink the water, but don’t get any up your nose because the Naegleri fowleri amoeba will eat your brains? I’m sorry, maybe it’s just me, but I am not drinking that water, thank you very much. My nose is pretty close to my mouth. No way!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Naegleria fowleri can cause primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), a brain infection that is almost always fatal. Humans are particularly at high risk for contracting PAM if the brain-eating amoebas enter through the nose — which can happen when people swim or dive in freshwater contaminated with Naegleria fowleri. In the early stages of PAM, symptoms may be similar to those of bacterial meningitis: a severe headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. Late-stage symptoms include seizures, hallucinations and coma… followed by death in nearly every case. These single-celled living organisms seem to have originated in Australia but has now evolved to the United States.
This is scary stuff, but the fact of the matter is: You are in charge of your water and can protect your family from such things as brain-eating amoeba’s as well as other microorganisms like bacteria, yeast, virus and cysts. New Technology is available that can trap and kill these organisms so that you can have the peace of mind (not piece of your mind) in knowing that your water is bacteria-free. Many homeowners spare no expense in having the finest entertainment system for their families. Flat Screen TV, $250 cable bill a month, X-Box, Premium sound systems, sub-woofers and all sorts of other things, but when I tell them that they can protect their families from brain-eating amoebas, e-coli, coliform, virus, cryptosporidium, cysts and many other microorganisms for less than $800, they look at me like I am crazy.
“Isn’t the city responsible for the safety of my water?” No! You are! The sooner people take control of their own water, the better off we will all be. We have known for quite some time that the water infrastructures in many cities are aging and even crumbling. It is said by many experts that Flint, Michigan is just the tip of the iceberg. Water is one of our most precious resources and it’s time we all take charge of our water. Technology of the 21st Century variety is the solution.
Three Solutions to Bacterial Contamination and Stopping Brain-Eating Ameobas
Pulsar Interceptor Filter – Reduces bacteria, virus and cysts using electro-absorpative technology to eliminate them. The Pulsar Interceptor Pre-Filter has a 5 micron outer filter layer (which can be washed off if sediment accumulated). Inside the filter is another layer of pleated material manufactured of Nano Alumina Fibers that have a Zeta potential of 51 millivolts. Many contaminants are actually “magnetically” removed from the water supply and “secured” in the Charged Filter. The Pulsar media is manufactured from a naturally occurring element called boehmite, which has no known Health Side Effects. In fact, boehmite has long been used as an additive to food products and digestive analgesics. Additionally, it has passed testing for NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and 61 for potable water and USP Class VI testing and endotoxin testing.
Pulsar Disruptor Filter – The Disruptor has the same media as the Interceptor, just more of it! It is up to 99.999% effective in removing bacteria, virus and cysts… even brain-eating amoeba. Not only does this new technology remove all of the above but it also is extremely effective at removing the following contaminants: Arsenic V, Chromium 6, Iron, Lead, Legeonella, Silica and Tannin. Why wouldn’t everyone want this protection for their family?
Pulsar Quantum Disinfection – Invented by Clair-Technologies, Quantum Disinfection™ is the future of disinfection… and the future is here! Any microorganism (Bacteria, Yeast, Algae, Virus, Cyst) that comes into direct contact with the surface of the disinfection media is immediately and completely destroyed. It utilizes the same technology found in semi-conductor manufacturing and destroys the bacteria instantly.
None of these technologies require any power, any chemicals and require hardly any maintenance. It turns out that space-age technology is the solution to the Zombie Apocalypse, I mean Brain-eating Amoeba.
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