Is Geosmin harmful to humans?

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asked Aug 7 in Other- Health by Chanchogok (240 points)
Is Geosmin harmful to humans?

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answered Aug 7 by layla (1,230 points)
Geosmin is a safe organic compound that has an earthy flavor that is distinct and an aroma that is produced by bacteria.

The Geosmin is non toxic and safe for human consumption and Geosmin is also known for the smell that rain has also known as Petrichor.

So if your water contains Geosmin it's very safe to drink although may not taste good.

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