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I heard that grapefruit extract could be added to stored water as opposed to bleach or iodine. Anyone heard of this?

-- palavia (, September 30, 1999


palavia--Iimagine that what was meant was grapefruit SEED extract, which is an anti-infective and can't hurt either you or the water. However, I personally would still use bleach, just to be certain. The bleach will evaporate from the water, anyway, and so isn't a danger, either.

-- Mara Wayne (, September 30, 1999.

Never heard of grapefruit extract being good for purifying water. Ergo, I wouldn't trust it. Even if it did work, As far as I know, there are no standards for grapefruit extracts, so you wouldn't know if the bottle you got would be effective or not. With Bleach and Iodine, it tells you X% or whatever of the active ingredient.

-- James Collins (, September 30, 1999.

Used bleach, 1 teaspoon per 5 gallons bucket, over 20 years ago in S CA. Had about 50 buckets stacked up along garage wall. Replaced water every 6 months. Once I went for over one year and only one bucket had cloudy water. Per emergency earthquakes Civil Defense (bsck then) information, they advised yo open container in the evening and by next morning the remaining chlorine would have evaporated. aster

-- aster (, October 01, 1999.

You Can use colloidal silver & not have that chlorine taste. We have discovered so many uses for coll.Silver, we now have a generator, & are making our own.

Ready or not ??

-- Carol Ann (, October 01, 1999.

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