Water Purification Tablets and Diarrhoea Prevention Products

Travellers often asked what the most effective methods are for avoiding unclean drinking water. Boiling water is a tried and tested method, but is not always practical. Here we look at the more practical alternatives to boiling water.

Chlorine dioxide tablets are the safest and most effective chemical water disinfectants on the market. They kill bacteria, viruses and cysts in water (including giardia and cryptosporidium). As well as drinking water, it is important to treat any water which may enter your body, e.g. water used for brushing your teeth or preparing food. There is no need for additional neutralising tablets since chlorine dioxide tablets don't have a taste. The tablets can be used to treat as much as 30 litres of water and are safe for long term use.

Iodine used to be a very common water treatment and was widely available to purchase in the UK. However, iodine is not being supported under the EU Biocides Directive and so most manufacturers have discontinued supplying iodine products since 2009. We now recommend using chlorine dioxide tablets; a great alternative.

The Aquapure Traveller bottle is a handy solution for those with a bit more space in their rucksack. It incorporates brand new M.A.D. (Mechanically Advanced Disinfection) Technology, a chemical free system that not only does a much better job than the original product, but also has a faster flow rate: all without chemicals. The bottle is designed to provide safe drinking water that tastes excellent. Its filter cap will purify about 350 litres during its lifetime, and is the only portable water purifier endorsed by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases London. It is eco-friendly; by using the Aquapure Traveller, you are helping the environment by not dumping 700 plastic bottles per filter. It is simple to use. There are no chemicals or complicated produces; you just fill it and drink. Aquapure Traveller eradicates bacteria and viruses such as E. Coli, polio, hepatitis A and others. It removes waterborne pathogens, such as giardia, cryptosporidium, etc. It eliminates toxic chemicals and heavy metals, along with bad tastes, odours and sediment. It's the perfect solution for holiday makers, backpackers, trekkers, business travellers and, in fact, anyone who requires access to pure, fresh water anywhere in the world. Replacement filters are available and can be replaced by simply taking off the old cap and screwing on a brand new one.

Bimuno Travelaid can help keep your tummy in good health while travelling. This exceptional patented formula has been specially developed for travellers by specialists in digestive health. Reports show that the unique second generation prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharide formulation of Bimuno Travelaid helps encourage and sustain a normal level of your gut’s “good” bacteria (bifidobacteria) helping to prevent “bad bacteria” from becoming established. Furthermore, unlike other prebiotics, you'll find it has unique anti-adhesive properties, which help the body to drive out “bad” bacteria you might have consumed. By this combined effect of maintaining a favourable balance of “good” bacteria and preventing bad bacteria from finding a home you can aid in keeping your tummy healthy. Because the protective benefits of Travelaid build over time, it is recommended that you take the product for 7 days before your departure and each day whilst you are abroad. Due to its effectiveness, Travelaid is recommended by a number of travel clinicians and Bimuno is an approved travel industry partner of ABTA.

I hope you found this article about chlorine tablets for water purification interesting and informative.

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    water treatment solutions (Saturday, 13 April 2013 06:32)

    Nice information you have provided here for water purification tablet. Water purification is really very necessary and tablets are the perfect solution to purify water. Thanks!