Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets are for the emergency disinfection of drinking water. When used as directed, the tablets make contaminated water suitable to drink. Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets are for use by campers, hikers, militaries, emergency organizations, and anyone needing to drink water of questionable microbiological quality. Effective against viruses, bacteria, and cysts – such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
Whether camping, canoeing, hunting, or engaging in any sort of outdoor activity, it pays to be mindful of your water supply. All Potable Aqua® water purification products are lightweight, take up very little space, and when used correctly will protect you from a host of parasites, viruses and bacteria.
In addition to being a reliable primary method of water purification during outdoor activities, Potable Aqua drinking water germicidal tablets are also an excellent, inexpensive back up method to keep in your sack when using other forms of water purification. It is always wise to have a secondary option in case batteries die, a filter breaks, or your primary purification products fails for any reason. Nothing can end a great trip faster than losing access to clean water.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 30% and 70% of international travelers suffer some form of Traveler’s Diarrhea (TD), calling TD “the most predictable travel-related illness.”
The most common causes of water-borne TD are bacteria, such as E. coli, cholera and salmonella, which are reduced or eliminated by Potable Aqua® water purification products.
Be conscious of where you are. If you are traveling to a place where indoor plumbing is not widely available, or where monsoons, floods or inadequate water treatment may leave water supplies exposed to pathogens, proceed with caution.
Potable Aqua® water purification products, when used correctly, can provide water that is bacteriologically suitable to drink.
As hurricanes and tsunamis tragically demonstrate, the first things to get knocked out by natural disasters are the electrical grid and the water supply.
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) an adult needs a minimum of a half gallon of water per day just for drinking. So a family of four would require roughly two gallons per day of purified water.
When water is scarce, water purification tablets like Potable Aqua® are crucial for an emergency preparedness kit.
Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide is a chlorine dioxide based water purification tablet. When used as directed, each Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide tablet generates a 4 parts per million (ppm) solution of chlorine dioxide gas dissolved in water.
Dissolving Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide tablets in water releases chlorine dioxide, a water-soluble gas and powerful biocide that exhibits an effective and rapid kill of multiple organisms under a wide pH range. Chlorine dioxide gas works by penetrating the cell walls of contaminating microorganisms, reacting with vital amino acids within the cell and, ultimately, killing the organism.
Use Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets in accordance with the directions on the product labeling to kill bacteria, viruses and cysts (Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia muris) in contaminated water. In accordance with the product labeling, remove a tablet from its foil packaging with knife or scissors, and quickly insert into one quart (one liter) of contaminated water. Allow to react for 4 hours, in an area away from sunlight, before drinking.
The shelf life of Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets is 4 years from the date of manufacture. Check your package of Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide for the exact expiration date.
Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide is convenient to use and can be stored for long periods of time; kills a wide range of bacteria, viruses and cysts; and improves the taste and odor of water, rather than presenting a “chlorine smell” or taste. In addition, with 2.6 times the oxidizing capacity of chlorine, chlorine dioxide has demonstrated four-to-seven times greater biocidal activity at equivalent doses. Among the many advantages offered by Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets as compared to alternative antimicrobial agents are:
Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Tablets are effective against Cryptosporidium cysts in addition to the organisms listed here that are killed by Iodine.
|Potable Aqua Iodine Tablets||Iodine||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Potable Aqua Iodine and PA+ Plus Tablets||Iodine||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Polar Pure Iodine Crystals||Iodine||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Potable Aqua CIO2 Tablets||Chlorine Dioxide||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Katdyn Micropur Tablets||Chlorine Dioxide||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Aquamira CIO2 Liquid||Chlorine Dioxide||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Aquamira CIO2 Tablets||Chlorine Dioxide||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|