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RE: Water Purification



> I was thinking about using tincture of iodine that's in my first aid
> kit as an emergency backup for water purification. ...
>
> Dave DeCroix
> decroix@brunt.meas.ncsu.edu
> Ga->Me '98 Hopeful

A friend who's a wilderness paramedic says that iodine is a very good way
to purify water, however, iodine causes anaphylaxis (severe allergic
reaction) in a few people, especially if they have allergy to seafood.

--  Frank    reid@indiana.edu