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What water is safe to use in a neti pot, and more tips to avoid getting sick

from USA Today

The case of a woman who died from a brain-eating amoeba after using filtered tap water to clear her sinuses has some wondering how to safely use neti pots. The woman, 69, was using tap water filtered using a Brita Water Purifier in a neti pot, according to a report published in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Infectious Diseases. She died of died from Balamuthia mandrillaris, an amoeba that might live in water and can travel to the brain, causing deadly infection. more

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