How long does it take for water purification tablets to work?
Length 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.
Aquatabs are the world's most recognised and largest selling brand of water purification tablets. They are effervescent (self-dissolving) tablets, the US EPA approved active ingredient is NaDCC which is also known as Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate or Troclosene Sodium .
- The active ingredient in water purification tablets is typically chlorine, chlorine dioxide or iodine. These chemicals deactivate bacteria, viruses and parasitic protozoans, rendering them harmless and safe for consumption.
- Yes, if you get too much. Getting high levels of iodine can cause some of the same symptoms as iodine deficiency, including goiter (an enlarged thyroid gland). High iodine intakes can also cause thyroid gland inflammation and thyroid cancer. The upper limits for iodine are listed below.
- Banana is an excellent energy boosting fruit. It contains a high potassium content that energizes you in a jiffy. However, not many are aware of the iodine content in bananas. A medium sized banana provides 3 micrograms of iodine, amounting to 2% of the daily value.
Updated: 23rd September 2018