I purchase many items on the Amazon site, and because Polar Pure has a good name, I purchased their product. Polar Pure is, I’m certain, generally a good product. “Reliable Outdoors,” however, has no customer service skills when someone is dissatisfied for good reason, and expresses it in a courteous manner.
How does iodine crystals purify water?
Iodine. Iodine used for water purification is commonly added to water as a solution, in crystallized form, or in tablets containing tetraglycine hydroperiodide that release 8 mg of iodine per tablet. The iodine kills many, but not all, of the most common pathogens present in natural fresh water sources.
Why is iodine a better disinfectant than chlorine?
Among the three halogens used for disinfection purposes, iodine has the highest atomic weight and is the only solid at room temperature. Elemental iodine is less soluble in water than chlorine or bromine.
What is the most effective way to purify water?
Boil water, if you do not have bottled water. Boiling is sufficient to kill pathogenic bacteria, viruses and protozoa (WHO, 2015). If water is cloudy, let it settle and filter it through a clean cloth, paperboiling water towel, or coffee filter. Bring water to a rolling boil for at least one minute.
What do you need to know about polar pure?
When needed, the cap of the Polar Pure bottle is your measuring device. The side of the container tells you how many capfuls of solution to add to your questionable water. The thermometer next to the directions helps adjust for temperature in the cold. After a twenty minute wait, the water is treated.
Where can I get a bottle of polar pure?
The only outlet where you can currently get Polar Pure is from Amazon for just over $20 a bottle. This is a great “just in case” product to keep around as a backup to emergency water storage. To get Polar Pure ready to use, just fill the bottle with water and then set it on a shelf.
Is there an expiration date for polar pure?
After a twenty minute wait, the water is treated. The contents of the Polar Pure jar do not have or need an expiration date since they are pure iodine crystals. It would not be a good idea to drink the iodine crystals, but the jar is designed with a lip inside to limit this possibility.
When to use polar pure iodine in water?
This is a great “just in case” product to keep around as a backup to emergency water storage. To get Polar Pure ready to use, just fill the bottle with water and then set it on a shelf. It will automatically create the correct iodine solution for water treatment after sitting for one hour.