February 21, 2014
Important: Water that has been disinfected with iodine is NOT recommended for pregnant women, people with thyroid problems, those with known hypersensitivity (allergic) to iodine. Not recommended for continuous use for more than a few weeks at a time.
When planning a long backpacking trek in the deep woods or an emergency preparedness kit, water treatment is surely at the top of your list. After all, you couldn't possibly pack and carry, or store enough potable water to last a week or longer.
Iodine tablets and drops are a very popular choice for various reasons:
However, there may be a few things you don't know about iodine for water treatment.