Is potentially contaminated water safe for bathing and shaving?

It is not recommended that you shower, bathe or shave with potentially contaminated water as it could introduce the risk of swallowing the water. This is particularly a concern for children and disabled individuals who could accidentally ingest a quantity of water. Though the risk of illness is minimal, individuals who have recent surgical wounds, are immuno-suppressed, or suffering from chronic illness may want to consider using bottled or boiled water for cleansing

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1. Is my well water safe to drink?
2. What about water from a public water company?
3. What's the proper way to disinfect water so it's safe to drink?
4. What infectious organisms might be present in contaminated water?
5. What if I've already consumed potentially contaminated water?
6. In what other activities should I avoid using potentially contaminated water?
7. Is potentially contaminated water safe for washing dishes or clothes?
8. Is potentially contaminated water safe for bathing and shaving?
9. How should I wash my hands during a boil water advisory period?
10. Do I need any vaccinations if I have been exposed to flood water?
11. Is it safe for me to participate in the cleanup (basements, offices, etc.)?