Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets - 334 mg (167 mg Active)
30 tablets per package. Each tablets treats 20 - 25 Litres.
Purifies water for camping, hiking, boating and international travel. Effective against Giardia cysts, bacteria and viruses, making water safe for drinking, brushing teeth, cooking and washing fruits, vegetables and produce. Water is ready to drink 30 minutes after mixing.
Aquatabs are an internationally recognized brand of water purification tablet that have been tried and tested in a wide range of water sources. This unique tablet, while chlorine based, will not colour the water or leave objectionable chemical tastes. Aquatabs are Iodine free, safe to handle and use a stable tablet format that is packed in secure, tamper evident foil packaging. No liquids to leak or glass to break.
Ships from CAD fulfillment centres for fast, professional delivery. Sorry, not for export to the USA.
How does it work?
Aquatabs are an internationally recognized brand of NaDCC water purification tablet that have been tried and tested in a wide range of natural and polluted water sources. When added to water Aquatabs dissolve to release a measured dose of hypochlorous acid (free available chlorine) that is universally recognized as a safe and effective water disinfectant. Aquatabs are certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 60. Its active ingredient, NaDCC (ACL60 grade) has been approved/registered for drinking water treatment by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the routine use of NaDCC for human drinking water.
Features and Benefits
Aquatabs are effective against Travellers’ Diarrhea, Giardia, faecal coliforms, Cholera, Typhoid, dysentery and many other waterborne diseases including Hepatitis A & E and Salmonella.
- US Manufactured Active Ingredient
- US EPA Certified Active Ingredient
- NSF 60 Certified
- No Unpalatable Taste and Odour
- Iodine Free
- Safe For Use by Pregnant Women
- Safe For Use by Children
- 5 Year Shelf Life
- Will Not Stain Bottles/Hydration Packs
- Halal Certified
- Made to ISO & GMP Standards
Aquatabs 334 mg (167 mg Active) for 20 - 25 L
30 tablets per package (3 strips of 10's)
Package Weight & Dimensions
22 g / 0.6 oz
17.5 x 7.5 x 0.5 cm / 7 x 3 x 0.25 in
US manufactured and US EPA certified active ingredient - Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate / NaDCC (Troclosene Sodium) equivalent to 5 mg/L free available chlorine. Non active ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Adipic Acid, Sodium Carbonate
When left in their original foil packaging and stored in a cool, dry place, Aquatabs have a shelf life of 5 years from the date of manufacture. Please refer to the batch number (BN), date of manufacture and expiry date printed on each strip of 10 tablets (MM YYYY).
- NSF/ANSI Standard 60
- EPA Approved
- Produced to GMP pharmaceutical standards by an ISO 9001/2008 quality assured company
- Halal Certified
Use Aquatabs to make water safe for:
- Consumption—drinking water, ice
- Personal Hygiene—brushing teeth
- Washing Foods—fruits, vegetables
- Preparing Foods—soups, etc.
- Making Beverages—coffee, juice, etc.
Camping, backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, hunting, fishing, snowshoeing, and skiing.
Mountain biking, adventure racing, rock climbing, bouldering
Business travel, eco-tours, adventure racing, holidays, vacations, sailing, safaris
First-aid kits, survival kits, health & safety, field kits, emergency preparedness
Considering or own an outdoor sport water filter? Did you know most are not capable of removing viruses?
Most hand pump or gravity based outdoor sport water filters are not capable of removing waterborne viruses such as Hepatitis A & E, Norovirus (Norwalk-like viruses), Poliovirus, Influenza Viruses (H5N1 & H1N1) and Human Rotavirus. Health Canada states:
"Water filters for use in the wilderness are available but be wary when making your choice. Avoid filters that allow particles larger than 0.5 microns to pass. Filters with a pore size of 0.1 to 0.3 micron can remove protozoa and bacteria, but may not remove viruses. Filtration alone is insufficient to purify water; hence it should be combined with disinfection to remove viruses. Follow the operating and maintenance instructions carefully." http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/outdoor-plein_air-eng.php
A wide and diverse set of scientific and field based data clearly shows the presence and prevalence of viruses in surface water sources. These surface water sources are not limited to developing countries, sub-tropical regions or urban watersheds. Unsafe levels of a wide array of viruses have been found in remote and/or recreational water bodies both in the US and Canada including Avian Influenza and subtype H5N1 commonly know as the Bird Flu.
With the presence of viruses being confirmed in surface water sources used by recreational, outdoor sport and international travellers, such users must consider a means of inactivating these viruses when treating suspect water for drinking, beverages, personal hygiene, cooking, etc.
How do Aquatabs water purification tablets work?
Each Aquatabs tablet contains a measured dose of Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate, commonly referred to as NaDCC. When added to water Aquatabs dissolve to release a measured dose of hypochlorous acid (free available chlorine) that is universally recognized as a safe and effective water disinfectant.
Do Aquatabs water purification tablets colour the water or leave a taste?
No, unlike other water purification treatments such as Iodine or Chlorine Dioxide, Aquatabs will not colour the water or leave an unpalatable taste. NaDCC works very differently from traditional chlorine, and as such, it is very difficult to taste any chlorine taste. In fact, there is usually less of a chlorine taste in water treated with Aquatabs than there is in any municipal tap water.
Do Aquatabs water purification tablets meet any sort of certification?
Yes, Aquatabs are one of the few water purification tablets on the market today which are certified to NSF / ANSI 60. It's active ingredient, NaDCC (ACL60 grade) is also US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) apprpoved.
Aquatabs also conform to WHO Specification (The New Emergency Health Kit 98), International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement specification (Code: Type 21.1), UNICEF specification (Codes: S 1588350 / S 158355 / S 0003245) and NATO Stock Number (NSN) 6850-99-225-1833).
Are Aquatabs water purification tablets made to a certain level of quality?
Aquatabs are produced to pharmaceutical standards by an ISO 9001/2000 quality-assured company.
Are Aquatabs water purification tablets safe to handle?
Yes, Aquatabs are safe to handle and unlike other water purification treatments such as Iodine or Chlorine Dioxide, do not require gloves or protective eyewear to use. In fact, you can safely dissolve an Aquatabs tablet right in the palm of your hand.
Are Aquatabs water purification tablets a new product?
No, Aquatabs have been around for over 15 years and are the most popular water purification tablet sold in the world. Aquatabs are the world’s top selling water purification tablet with over one billion Aquatabs being used in 2010.
What precautions are recommended when using Aquatabs water purification tablets?
The following general precautions are recommended when using Aquatabs. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow tablets. If tablets are swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show outside packaging. Wash after handling. Do not mix with other products. Store in a cool, dry place. Aquatabs have not been proven effective against Cryptosporidium. Read product leaflet for important information before first use.
How long does it take for Aquatabs water purification tablets to dissolve once placed into water?
Aquatabs take less than one minute to completely dissolve once placed into water and leave no residue or sediment. Lenght of time may vary depending on water temperature.
How soon can you drink water after treating with Aquatabs water purification tablets?
In most situations, water treated with Aquatabs is safe to drink after 30 minutes. In some temperatures and conditions, 60 minutes might be recommended. Please see the dosage chart included with each product for more information.
Can Aquatabs water purification tablets be used in cloudy or extremely dirty water with high levels of organic matter and turbidity?
The more sediment and/or organic matter within the water to be treated, the more chances that bacteria, viruses and cysts will be able to “hide” from the chlorine disinfectant. As excessive amounts of disinfectant react with the sediment and/or organic matter, there may not be enough disinfectant to inactivate important contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. All water to be treated with Aquatabs should be clear of turbidity and colour or staining. Generally, filtering suspect water through a t-shirt or coffee filter is more than sufficient.
Do Aquatabs water purification tablets contain Iodine?
No, Aquatabs do not contain Iodine. Iodine of course has been found to cause a number of side affects and health hazards when used as a water purification agent, notably when used by pregnant women and/or when used on a long term basis.
Can Aquatabs water purification tablets be used on a long term basis?
Yes, Aquatabs produce safe levels of free available chlorine suitable for long term use.
Do Aquatabs water purification tablets have an expiration date or shelf life?
Yes, Aquatabs left in their original foil packaging and stored in a cool, dry place have a shelf life of 5 years from the date of manufacturer. Please refer to the expiry date printed on each strip of 10 tablets (MM/DD/YY).
Can Aquatabs water purification tablets be used to wash and/or disinfect fruits and vegetables?
Yes, Aquatabs can be used to make water safe for WASHING fruits, vegetables, spinach and other produce, use Aquatabs for 1 or 20 L. When the desire is to DISINFECT fruits, vegetables, spinach and other produce, a higher dose is required. Please contact Global Hydration for more information.
Are Aquatabs water purification tablets effective against the cysts Giardia and Cryptosporidium?
Aquatabs are effective against Giardia when used as directed but have not been proven effective against Cryptosporidium when this cyst is in the oocyst stage of its life cycle. If Cryptosporidium is suspected, boil the water for 1 to 3 minutes depending on elevation or filter to a level of 1 micron absolute and then treat with Aquatabs to inactivate remaining bacteria and viruses that filtration does not generally remove.
Key customers who rely on Aquatabs include (but are not limited to):
- WORLD CONCERN
- SAMARITANS PURSE
- RED CROSS
- British German and French armies
- The French Foreign Legion
- Polish, Finnish and Russian armies
- American Special Forces
- Indonesian and Singaporean armies
- The RCMP
- The Public Health Agency of Canada
- And many more