• Question: do u work with testing water to see if is suitable to drink if u do is all the water safe to drink in the irish rivers

    Asked by orlacarroll to Karen on 15 Nov 2018.
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      Karen O'Neill answered on 15 Nov 2018:


      I guess I work more on whether it is safe for the mussels to drink, but the people I work here test the water for dangerous chemicals so they would know whether it was safe to drink or not! đŸ™‚ I would say that it’s not safe to drink from our rivers, I see a lot of animal waste and bad litter/pollution in these rivers, and they’re supposed to be among the cleanest in Ireland! Water that we drink should be treated to remove the dangerous stuff before we drink. There is a trend in America at the moment for drinking “raw water”, water that hasn’t been treated, and this can make people very sick!

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