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Add some lime juice to quickly improve the quality of your water 

Research published in the journal American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene has found that solar disinfection of water can be improved by the addition of a twist of lime. Using this method levels of harmful E.coli strains were shown to be reduced to safe levels after 30 minutes, an efficiency similar to that of disinfection through boiling. This obviously has large implications in the cheap production of safe drinking water in developing countries.

It is thought that the acidity of the lime juice interacts synergistically with UV radiation to accelerate the inactivation of microbes. So next time you are sipping your Mojito in the summer sun you can be safe in the knowledge that your drink is harmful microbe free.

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