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Old 07-27-2007, 02:11 PM
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Using Iodine crystals Water Purification
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1. A 1 oz. glass jar with a bakelite cap (iodine is destroyed by contact plastic or metal).
2. A crystal of Iodine 0.1 gram minimum but more just insures a saturated solution.

1. Add Iodine crystals to 1 fluid oz. (1 tablespoon) of water (at 70 to100oF)
2. Close and shake for several minutes until you have a saturated solution with as much solid has dissolved as will dissolve.
Treating Water
3. To treat 1 liter or quart of water, carefully pour off 10ml (2 teaspoons) of the saturated iodine solution.
4. Caution: iodine crystals are VERY TOXIC! Do not tip the bottle over too far and spill crystals into the drinking water.
5. Let stand at least 15 minutes at room temperature or higher, making sure all of the interior surface including lid get treated.
6. Note: Iodine is not completely effective in destroying Giardia in cold water. The efficacy of iodine depends on contact time; 60 minutes at 60F, 30 minutes at 80F and 25 minutes at 115F for 100% destruction of Giardia cysts. If you have beavers, assume Giardia in the water.
7. Adding a pinch of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) after the treatment helps eliminate the iodine taste of the water.
8. Iodine treatment appears safe for 3-6 months of use, but questions remain about long-term usage. It should not be used by persons with allergy to iodine, persons with active thyroid disease, or pregnant women.
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You can never know too many ways to purify water.
How does the saying go?

3 minutes without air, 3 days without water ...
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Man, that's a good bit of info on beavers in your water source. We have beavers in the creek that runs through our hunting lease, retreat #1. We found a spring that comes out of the side of a hill, and one of our group took a drink. It's clear, and he said it taste good, but I warned him not to. He didn't get sick, so I guess it's good water. There is a large reservoir, Toledeo Bend, about 5 miles away. I'm inclined to filter all these waters, and then boil it, for drinking.
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I know how that is, I drunk spring water at the source clear, so cold it makes you teeth hurt. Probably not smart though.
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Even spring water is suspect these days as polutants can seap deep into the ground and contaminate the water. If the area is extremly remote and there are no old mine sites in the vicinity it probably is safe.
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Man, that's a good bit of info on beavers in your water source. We have beavers in the creek that runs through our hunting lease, retreat #1. We found a spring that comes out of the side of a hill, and one of our group took a drink. It's clear, and he said it taste good, but I warned him not to. He didn't get sick, so I guess it's good water. There is a large reservoir, Toledeo Bend, about 5 miles away. I'm inclined to filter all these waters, and then boil it, for drinking.
If you are 5 miles from toledo bend and in texas, your around sabine town, pineland or hemphill.

Well neighbor - I live in Jasper.

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Our lease is about 7 miles from Hemphill. Beautiful country, wish I could make a living up there, I'd move. As it is, I live 100 miles south, off IH10.
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Old thread but...

I just read about Bakelite cap iodine bottles in a modern survival book. I know Bakelite was one of the first plastics not common today but all my Polar Pure bottles with white plastic caps keep making everything yellow. I had to seal them in a foodsaver bag and the inside turned yellow.

I got the crystals, I need the bottles with Bakelite tops, anyone know of a source that ships USPS to Canada?
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Polar Pure sells the crystals in a specially designed bottle so they dont come out when pouring. The iodine taste has to be disguised with something, yuk! Long term your not gonna have vitamin C for long.
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I quote myself:

"all my Polar Pure bottles with white plastic caps keep making everything yellow."

Polar Pure bottles are not the solution.
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Well they must have changed the lids because mine is black and about a year old.
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I think they had to stop selling PolarPure. The idiots were using it in the meth manufacturing buisness.
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I think they had to stop selling PolarPure. The idiots were using it in the meth manufacturing buisness.
Mine's well over 10 years old and it has a black lid.
Now they have a blue lid:

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/...ords=polarpure

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Iodine treatment is not effective, takes too long to wait for, and is poisonous. There are a lot better options out there.
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There is a good download in the Downloads Section about treating water. I liked the one using a clear bottle, paint one side black, and let the Sun's UV light disinfect the water.
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I've got a bottle of Iodine drops in the cupboard for exactly this purpose.

As added advantage of Iodine purification is that it acts in exactly the same was as taking iodine tablets following a nuclear event. Kills 2 birds with one stone.
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Iodine treatment is not effective, takes too long to wait for, and is poisonous. There are a lot better options out there.
True, I agree there are other better water treatment options out there. I can make my own iodine crystals, but for other reasons than purifying water. However, Vic, to just give iodine a bad wrap and say it is poisonous across the board, I must humbly disagree with this statement.

Millions of people take solutions of iodine daily. Lugol's being one method, and Standard Process offers their version. They are used daily to treat a variety of health conditions, or to keep them at bay. Many people are walking around with thyroid depletion and don't even know it.

To prove my rebuttal:

Iodine May Be the Critical Mineral for Weight Loss, Energy and Beauty
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
by Barbara Minton, Natural Health Editor

Iodine may just be the most overlooked mineral, yet its importance to
overall health and well being cannot be overstated. Iodine is critical
for the formation of thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. People who
have difficulty losing weight even though they eat small portions of
health promoting foods may be short on iodine. Iodine deficiency can
lead to dull and brittle hair, balding, lack of skin tone, low energy
levels, difficulty dealing with environmental temperature change, poor
concentration, constipation, depression, and extreme fatigue.

Why many people are iodine deficient

Health conscious people expect conventional produce to be grown in soils
deficient in essential minerals. They may be surprised to find out that
organic produce is also often lacking sufficient amounts of iodine.
Adequate intake of iodine was once a recognized problem that was solved
by adding small amounts of it in the processing of table salt. Once this
was done, the obvious symptoms of severe iodine deficiency disappeared
from view, and little further thought was given to matter, though
sub-clinical symptoms remained. Today's health conscious consumers have
lowered their salt intake and now fail to get even that small amount of
iodine in their diets. Many people have replaced processed iodized salt
with sea salt, an obvious healthy alternative, except that sea salt does
not naturally contain a significant amount of iodine.

Iodine has many actions in the body

A shortage of iodine can cause changes to the thyroid gland that
directly lead to poor function of metabolism and immunity. Iodine
deficiency promotes free radical damage in the thyroid gland that puts
the gland itself at risk. Iodine blocks various compounds from binding
to and accumulating in the thyroid gland, such as fluoride, perchlorate,
and goitrogens. Environmental pollution significantly aggravates an
iodine lack and displaces iodine in the body.

Iodine is in high concentration in the ovaries and breast tissue, acting
as a buffer to the growth stimulating effects of estrogen and as a
promoter of proper estrogen metabolism. Iodine assists the functioning
of hormone receptors throughout the body, helping hormones communicate
more effectively. Thyroid hormone governs the rate of other hormone
formation, and thus governs sexual function.

Iodine is essential for proper brain development and cognitive ability.
There have been many studies showing the importance of iodine during
gestation when cognitive potential is formed. A mother with adequate
iodine levels will be more likely to produce a child with superior brain
development.

Recent research documents the importance of proper iodine levels

A study reported in the September edition of Endocrine Review noted that
iodine is critical for the biological effects mediated by thyroid
hormone. Iodine containing enzymes important to the action of the
thyroid were also found to increase or decrease thyroid hormone
signaling in a tissue-and temporal-specific fashion, independently of
changes in thyroid hormone serum concentrations. It was clear to the
researchers that these enzymes play a much broader role than was once
thought, with great ramifications for the control of thyroid hormone
signaling during vertebrate development and metamorphosis, as well as
injury response, tissue repair, hypothalamic function, and energy
homeostasis in adults.

The September 3 edition of Cancer Causes and Control reports a review of
literature focused on risk factors for thyroid cancer. The researchers
found that at present, the only recognized measures for reducing thyroid
cancer risk are avoiding ionizing radiation and iodine deficiency,
particularly in children and young women.

The European Journal of Nutrition, August edition, reports it widely
accepted that the rapid rate of growth of the brain during the last
third of gestation and the early postnatal stage makes it vulnerable to
an inadequate diet. A deficiency of iodine during this critical period
in brain development is associated with reduced intellectual ability.

The August 12 edition of Medical Hypotheses reports the World Health
organization showing iodine deficiency to be a *worldwide health
problem*. As iodine status is based in median urinary iodine excretion,
even in countries regarded as iodine sufficient, a considerable part of
the population may be iodine deficient. Iodine deficiency traditionally
results in hypothyroidism, goiter, and cretinism. Researchers
hypothesized that iodine deficiency may also give rise to subtle
impairment of thyroid function leading to clinical syndromes resembling
hypothyroidism or diseases that have been associated with the occurrence
of hypothyroidism. They described several clinical conditions suspected
to be linked to iodine deficiency, including obesity, attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychiatric disorders, fibromyalgia, and
malignancies.

Want to read more, here's the source:
http://www.naturalnews.com/024566.html

I apologize for going off topic - but I feel this needs to be known.

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