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-====== ​Clean_Water ​======+====== ​Clean Water ======
  
 =====Chemical===== =====Chemical=====
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 =====Radiative===== =====Radiative=====
 Radiation affects cells in 4 ways:  Radiation affects cells in 4 ways: 
-*Genetic material is destroyed, and the cell can't reproduce. +  ​*Genetic material is destroyed, and the cell can't reproduce. 
-*Genetic material is destroyed and the cell does not produce viable offspring. +  *Genetic material is destroyed and the cell does not produce viable offspring. 
-*Genetic material is destroyed and the cell dies.  +  *Genetic material is destroyed and the cell dies.  
-*Genetic material is destroyed and the cell produces mutant offspring (super-rare).+  *Genetic material is destroyed and the cell produces mutant offspring (super-rare).
  
 People walk out in the sun, get hit by radiation, and the top 3 things happen all the time. It doesn'​t matter because we have a lot of cells and the extras will pick up the slack. Sometimes radiation destroys DNA in such a way that the cell produces mutant cells. Most of the time these cells can't reproduce. In rare cases those cells are cancerous. ​ People walk out in the sun, get hit by radiation, and the top 3 things happen all the time. It doesn'​t matter because we have a lot of cells and the extras will pick up the slack. Sometimes radiation destroys DNA in such a way that the cell produces mutant cells. Most of the time these cells can't reproduce. In rare cases those cells are cancerous. ​
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 **Will radiation make mutant super-pathogens?​** **Will radiation make mutant super-pathogens?​**
-*No. Radiation destroys genetic information. In cancer, it destroys the cell's reproductive off switch. Say this happened in the water pathogens. The cell is on it's own in the water. No nutrients, no friends nearby. Then, more radiation. Chances are it would get hit again and most likely it would not be made more viable. What happens when you take a statistical slim chance (mutation causing DNA hit) multiply it by another slim chance (that hit causes a desirable change), then multiply it by the chances that it won't get irradiated in a bad way, and then hope that happens for the next 20 or so iterations so the pathogen can become dangerous? You get a statistical impossibility. So, unless God wants you dead from super-dysentery,​ you're safe.+  ​*No. Radiation destroys genetic information. In cancer, it destroys the cell's reproductive off switch. Say this happened in the water pathogens. The cell is on it's own in the water. No nutrients, no friends nearby. Then, more radiation. Chances are it would get hit again and most likely it would not be made more viable. What happens when you take a statistical slim chance (mutation causing DNA hit) multiply it by another slim chance (that hit causes a desirable change), then multiply it by the chances that it won't get irradiated in a bad way, and then hope that happens for the next 20 or so iterations so the pathogen can become dangerous? You get a statistical impossibility. So, unless God wants you dead from super-dysentery,​ you're safe.
  
 ====Steri Pen==== ====Steri Pen====
 The SteriPen makes water safe to drink by exposing it to UV radiation. ​ The SteriPen makes water safe to drink by exposing it to UV radiation. ​
 ===Advantages=== ===Advantages===
-*Quick: 90 seconds per Liter +  ​*Quick: 90 seconds per Liter 
-*Taste and Chemical Free+  *Taste and Chemical Free
  
 ===Disadvantages=== ===Disadvantages===
-*Batteries need to be replaced often +  ​*Batteries need to be replaced often 
-*Does not filter particulate+  *Does not filter particulate
  
 ====Sunlight==== ====Sunlight====
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 ===Method=== ===Method===
 ===Advantages=== ===Advantages===
-*Low Cost+  ​*Low Cost
  
 ===Disadvangates=== ===Disadvangates===
-*Dependent of intensity of sunshine +  ​*Dependent of intensity of sunshine 
-*Takes a long time +  *Takes a long time 
-*Requires proper plastic bottles+  *Requires proper plastic bottles
  
 =====Physical===== =====Physical=====
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