[at-l] Ref Water Treatment

Mara Factor mfactor at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 09:54:00 CST 2016

I've also used it for years both while hiking and when traveling to
international locales with suspect water supplies.

Chlorine dioxide is the same treatment many municipal water treatment
plants use.  It's not the same as chlorine.  Treating with chlorine can
leave nasty byproducts that aren't produced with chlorine dioxide.

Stitches, AT99

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On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 9:47 PM, Pat <krozby at zoominternet.net> wrote:

> Does anyone use aquamira I started using it years ago on the PCT, haven't
> used anything else since. All it is is chlorine dioxide, a little different
> than what you get from clorox bleach.
> Pat
> On 1/9/2016 10:20 PM, Black Wolfe wrote:
>> Iodine is considered a hazardous material,   The EPA/DEA was requiring
>> secure guarded storage far beyond what a small company could provide.  The
>> little Mom & Pop company eventually gave up the fight.
>> However, a more recent web search shows that there is still Polar Pure
>> available!  however it is imported, so I conclude the production has moved
>> off ashore to escape the overbearing EPA. There are a number of other
>> issues talked about in the following links.
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