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Bleach for Water Purification

I see FEMA, the American Red Cross and others all recommending liquid Clorox, Purex or chlorine as a method for water purification in an emergency.  Bleach can be a good method of water purification, except they don’t mention that  liquid bleach has a shelve-life.

Clorox states on their website that bleach should be replaced every year.  This is for laundry use.  For water purification purposes, bleach has started to lose its strength at six months.  It takes about 4-8 weeks from the time chlorine bleach is made to reach your home. This leaves you 3-5 months where the bleach is at the effectiveness level stated on its label.…

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