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Does anybody know if there's anything I need to know about cloth diapering while the lakes that supply our water are experiencing an algae bloom? The water smells horrible, but they insist it is safe to drink. Will it harm my diapers or lead to rash or anything?
 

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I'm sure it wouldn't harm your diapers, but I would watch your dc closely to see that they don't develop a rash. You don't really know what ELSE is in the water that caused the algae to grow all of a sudden.

It might be prudent to line dry. The sun will help to sanitize your dipes and also bleach them so that the algae doesn't stain.

Best wishes,
Cathy
 

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Algae blooms are common in the heat of summer. Excess phosphates can contribute to them, I think; but mainly it's sunlight and heat.

Your water is likely fine; they do add extra chlorine to counteract the algae, though, so I'd be cautious of too many rinses--the water will be harder on your dipes right now.

And I agree with sunning the dipes as much as possible.
 
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