Is There A Difference Between Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets and Common Household Bleach?

Oct. 31, 2012

In the wake of a 7.7 earthquake in British Columbia Canada this week and the devasation that Hurricane Sandy inflicted on millions of people from the Carribean to the Eastern United States, emergency preparedness is on the minds of everyone. Social media has been absolutely buzzing this week with tips, suggestions and instructions for a number of related topics, including emergency water purification. While there are a number of different products and solutions when it comes to water treatment I wanted to take a minute to touch on the differences between two of them; Aquatabs water purification tablets and common household bleach.

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Can Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets Be Used to Wash and/or Disinfect Fruit, Vegetables and Other Produce? Yes!

Oct. 31, 2012

I often receive questions asking if Aquatabs can be used to wash and/or disinfect fruits, vegetables and produce such as salad mix, lettuce, celery, apples, strawberries, grapes, etc. The simple answer is yes but it’s important to realize the difference between making water safe before using to physically wash fruits and vegetables and making a high strength chlorine solution to disinfect fruits and vegetables.

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Are Water Filters Sold For Camping and Outdoor Sport Capable of Removing Waterborne Viruses?

Sep. 20, 2012

The following are examples of waterborne viruses not removed by 0.1 - 0.2 micron rated microfilters commonly found in outdoor sporting good stores and used by camping, hiking, trekking, hunting and fishing and adventure sport enthusiasts.

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Are There Viruses In Our Recreational Lakes, Rivers, and Streams?

Sep. 20, 2012

There is mounting evidence from reliable sources that waterborne viruses are much more prevalent than anyone – including the experts – ever realized. Viruses like noroviruses, hepatitis A, hepatitis E, rotaviruses, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, and astroviruses, as well as avian influenza (or H5N1, the so-called “bird flu”) are present in surface water sources such as rivers and lakes around the world including Canada and the US.

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The Light May Be On But Is Anyone Home? Why Your UV Light Needs ANSI / NSF 55, Class A Certification.

Apr. 18, 2012

We’re all familiar with the saying “The lights are on but nobody’s home” which implies that someone may look like they are awake and functional, but in reality are not. What I would like to try and explain in this blog post is that just because the UV light in your water treatment system is on, doesn’t mean that it is effectively disinfecting your drinking water as promised.

There are 3 primary factors at play to ensure successful water disinfection when using UV light...

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