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Dear Dancre, I want to know what super chlorinator is? Is it what I use in the pool, I know that unlike bleach, powdered chlorine will last a long time.Why did you have it on your list of preps? Also could you please tell me about what you got for intestinal worms. My daughter had giardia for a year befor it was diagnosed and man was she ill, poor baby. I am scared of getting parasites and am running out of time to research all this stuff. I thank you very very much. sincerely, Tress

-- Tress (, November 02, 1999


From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

I have gathered together the links to my eight essays on water.

Granulated Hypochlorinator is the stuff people use in pools. Only five ounces is enough to make bleach to purify minimal drinking water for an adult for a year. So, this stuff is quite efficient and compact. You can buy it at any pool or spa place, most garden centers and many hardware stores. Store it away from ammonia products such as window cleaner, because if they mix together they make the gas that's used instead of an electric chair. This is why you should run outside if you're in a grocery store at the time of an earthquake, since they usually store laundry bleach and window cleaner in the same isle.

For intestinal worms, I had one of my doctors prescribe Mebendazole for my homemade hospital in a box. We've never had tapeworms, but don't want to take chances. I hope that if we do we won't get them more than once! I'm also stocking PinX (active ingredient is pyrantel pamoate), an over the counter remedy targeted at pinworms (do not follow this link if you're easily grossed out). This is a condition supposedly found in approximately 20% of pre-schoolers at any given moment, and one we've suffered from in our home already.

I sincerely doubt that these medications would be effective against giardia, and I have never heard anyone say that they would be. I doubt that one could obtain prophylactic medication for giardia with the idea of keeping it in stock. (I could be wrong about that, since I haven't bothered trying). Maybe somebody else could fill us in on that. In a world with disrupted pharmaceutical distribution lines, it will be most crucial to avoid getting this disease. Therefore, extra special care should be taken to be absolutely sure that the water you drink is free of these intestinal parasites. Scrupulous filtering and treatment is mandatory.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), November 04, 1999.

From: Y2K, ` la Carte by Dancr (pic), near Monterey, California

I posted this answer at Intestinal Worms. Please, post any discussion at that location.

-- Dancr (addy.available@my.webpage), November 04, 1999.

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