Tap water isn’t safe to use in neti pots and other home medical devices. Here’s what to do instead

Tap water is not sterile, and using it in home medical devices can result in

January 11, 2023

Tap water is not sterile, and using it in home medical devices can result in serious and even deadly infections. But in a study published Wednesday in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, one-third of respondents to a survey incorrectly answered that tap water does not contain bacteria or other living organisms.