il padrone wrote:Max wrote:I have a (suspected) iodine intolerance, so I'm interested in purification methods that don't use it. Of course, as IP just said, I'd probably never need to use it, but it's good to know
The advantage of the Steripen is that it acts against viruses. Chances of viruses in the water in Australia? Seems to be pretty minimal from what credible information I can find. For example EPA approved filters will deal with all the common issues detailed at http://ideas.health.vic.gov.au/bluebook/food-water.asp. Note the source of viruses .... just be aware of the likelihood of human waste and behave accordingly.
What it does not do is filter the water ... you know water with all the topsoil or the gunky water you get out of a pond/dam etc.
Great idea and great for treating viruses in third world countries but not something I personally would use here in Australia, but then I have had to get water out of a flowing river after rain ... top soil grit adds a nice touch