- Jul 31, 2007
Is this the right stuff? It is the only type of iodine Wal-Mart had?
That would be interesting to have someone confirm that since betadine is a very common disinfectant.So, 4 drops per liter, and let it sit for 30-60 minutes?
Povidone-Iodine and Betadine are the same thing and are both 10% iodine. 4 drops per liter is the norm to use to purify water. Make sure whoever is going to drink it has no allergy to iodine have no active thyriod disease and that any women who drink it are not pregnant. For wound care cut Betadine to 2% by adding one part Betadine to 4 parts water. It has been used for over 100 years in this capacity for water purification. This should not be used for long term purposes, for less than 3 to 6 months is supposed to be OK.
Oh yeah. If you want to deactivate the iodine and get rid of the flavor, some ascorbic acid works perfectly. You might know it as Vitamin C. Don't apply the vitamin C until after one hour contact time to be safe.