Whats your opinon on Iodine?
I don't like it at all. First, I think you have to use a lot more of it to do the same thing as bleach. So I think in the end it ends up being more toxic. Second, I think it makes the water taste far worse than the bleach. Third, it gives me the shits almost every time!
The conversation I had with the bio-researcher MD was some fifteen years ago, but I don't think anything has changed much since that time. He said he had tried all sorts of crap (price was no problem) that the government buyers kept providing him with. After he had to evacuate his personnel out the labs for the second time because some of this crap produced fumes that started choking people, he said he handed one of his nurses a $20 bill and told her to simply go buy a couple of gallons of common Clorox. That's all they used after that.
He agreed with the way I was treating water with it and said that in such a diluted state it was not only effective, but not a whole lot more toxic than the chlorine found in common tap water.
It's a good trick to know, particularly when traveling through foreign countries. :cool: