Residents of Iglulik are advised to boil their water for a full minute due to cloudy water from high turbidity.
The Department of Health states that it’s essential that all water be boiled for the following uses:
• preparing infant formulas
• preparing juices and ice cubes
• washing fruits and vegetables
• brushing of teeth
Water can be boiled either in a pot or kettle on a stove or an electric kettle without an automatic shut-off, according to the Department of Health.