Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate, a component of some water purification tablets, is the same substance used for disinfecting swimming pools. While in water tablet form it is diluted, warnings include ‘irritating to eyes and respiratory system’ ‘harmful’ ‘burns’ ‘sore throats’ ‘contact with acids liberates toxic gas’ etcetera. While its warning ‘harmful to aquatic organisms’, is a key reason for using this compound in water tablets, and while there are instances when it or a similar compound simply must be used, why would you if you didn’t have to?
On most occasions when you’re travelling, your need is for more general, yet thorough, water purification, turning third world municipal tap water into safe drinking water, and ensuring that clear flowing stream or pond water doesn’t pass on any dangerous pathogens.
On these occasions, the chemical armory of a water purifying tablet, which can include tongue twisters such as sodium carboxy-methylcellulose, polyacrylamide, sodium carbonate and aluminium sulphate, could be sheer overkill when an SureAqua products chemical-free water filter will do the job perfectly.
Water purifying tablets often come with advice to use on the short term only, and include a warning to “Keep Out of Reach of Children”, whereas with AquaSafeCorp we want kids to love using our water drinking devices, and because each water is chemical-free, they can.
There are many different types of water purification systems on the market. Pump action filters, units worth hundreds of dollars designed to purify extreme biological contamination, liquids that use components such as sodium hypochlorite yet may not filter out dangerous Cryptosporidium, water purifier tablets, and reusable SureAquaStraw filter straws providing a pocket-sized yet powerful drinking water purification system for up to 500 liters (132 gallons). SureAquaStraw+ and SureAquaBottle+ filters providing a pocket-sized/day pack yet powerful drinking water purification system for up to 1,000 liters (264 gallons).
Laboratories worldwide test for 0.4 to 0.45 micron filter capability – SureAquaStraw water filter straws are 0.2 micron, coming inside worldwide portable water filtration standards.
Now there’s a safer, chemical-free alternative to water tablets, why wouldn’t you use it.