I wrote my friend to resend article on the Clorox. He responses:
As long as the Ultra Bleach isn't perfumed, I see no problem with it as
long as you rinse it off real good.
We use a citrus based product named Fit that you can find near the fruit &
vegetable section of most any supermarket.
A Bath for Your Fruits & Vegetables?
Here is what I sent out previously.
HOW TO PURIFY AND STORE WATER
You can make your own bleach by purchasing swimming pool "burn out" or
It must be only 65% Calcium Hypochlorite with no additional anti-fungal or
In an extremely well ventilated area, thoroughly mix 24.5 grams
(approximately 10 Tablespoons) of powder to one gallon of water for a 5.25%
Five pounds of dry pool bleach costs about $10-15, which will make about 92
gallons of bleach, that will sterilize 706,560 gallons of clear water, or
353,280 gallons of cloudy water. If you allocate 3 gallons per person per
day for drinking, food preparation, and sanitation, $15 will take care of
100 people for one year! Not a bad deal.
From: "Dallas" <dallast12@...
I wrote to Clorox and received this response.
June 14, 2002
Mr. Dallas Tohill
Dear Mr. Tohill:
Thank you for asking about the use of Ultra CLOROX liquid bleach.
In case of an emergency, we recommend boiling water for 1 minute. When
boiling is not possible, we recommend filtering water to let suspended
particles settle out. Pour off the clear water and add Ultra CLOROX liquid
bleach as follows:
1 teaspoon Ultra CLOROX bleach per 5 gallons water
16 drops Ultra CLOROX bleach per 1 gallon water
4 drops Ultra CLOROX bleach per 1 quart water
Wait 30 minutes. The water should have a slight chlorine odor. If not,
repeat dose and wait 15 minutes, then sniff again. Use only Ultra CLOROX
bleach, not a scented bleach.
I hope this information is helpful. If you have additional questions,
please feel free to contact us. Again, thank you for giving me this
opportunity to discuss our product.
Maura D. Hannigan