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plankton sized crustaceans in drinking water of major cities

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copepods are harmless and will filter out if you use a over the counter water filter. if you drink tap water in NYC, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland you will be drinking these too:
 

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Nice, free protein!
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
+1. Will ask a NYC'er to mail me some tap water.

Didn't they have the copepod mist on the tasting menu at Alinea last week. That shit is awesome!
 

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Originally Posted by Alter
Didn't they have the copepod mist on the tasting menu at Alinea last week. That shit is awesome!
Yep. They also had braised ladybugs ala Nosu3.
 

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Cute! Anything that's found in the ocean I'm okay to drink.
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Yep. They also had braised ladybugs ala Nosu3.

Is that the one with the whipped avocado icing. Yum!
 

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haha the article mentioned the jewish community having a problem with this
 

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<--- cute little buggers!
 

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Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Copepods are sometimes found in the public mains water supply, especially systems where the water is not filtered, such as New York City and Boston, Massachusetts[6]. This is not usually a problem in treated water supplies. In some tropical countries, such as Peru and Bangladesh, a correlation has been found between copepods and cholera in untreated water, because the cholera bacteria attach to the surfaces of planktonic animals. The larvae of the guinea worm must develop within a copepod's digestive tract before being transmitted to humans. The risk of infection with these diseases can be reduced by filtering out the copepods (and other matter), for example with a cloth filter.

Errr...no, thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by kwilkinson
Fuckin' pussy.

I don't know if this post was serious or not, but +1.

People don't realize how much bacteria they consume on a regular basis. I hate prissy people. An example: recently my wife and I went to a cultural festival where there were tons of food booths representing food from different countries around the world. We met a colleague of my wife at the park/event. The colleague had decided to pack a lunch - PBJ - because she was too afraid of the germs associated with "street food". JFC, just stay home and wear your kleenex slippers.
 

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