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According to what I was taught, an activated carbon filter can remove excess levels of chlorine from the water. (known as residual chlorine). Since chlorine is used as a disinfectant to kill bacteria and inactivate viruses, would filtered water from an activated carbon filter be more dangerous to bring on a family trip? As well, if the filtered water is immediately put in a refridgerator or freezer, would it still be susceptible to bacteria growth or does the cold temperature prevent bacteria from reproducing? Also does chlorine in water kill fungi, as well. Many thanks for your help.
Re: Can filtered water from an activated carbon filter be worse than tap water
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