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yucalandia commented on Dengue Fever Information: What to Do?.
in response to HH:
Thank you so much. I will look into Sawyer products. One more question on a slightly different topic although still health related. I’m thinking about how I will wash and disinfect vegetables to make them safe to eat (for salad making especially). What method and product do you recommend? I read Microdyn is popular, but … Continue reading Dengue Fever Information: What to Do?
You’re thinking clearly. Microdyne sounds like iodine (which works), but it is actually colloidal silver, which does not work. Salmonella is our biggest food poisoning issue here, and all the colloidal silver products are work very poorly against salmonella.
We have a whole article on this
“**Bleach Dilution Schemes:
Stored Water Treatment (tinacos etc): 10 mL (1 tsp) bleach per 100 L of non-turbid clear water or 1/4 cup of bleach per 275 gal tinaco makes water microbially safe in 15 minutes.
Toilets and Sinks: Apply bleach without dilution via spray or brush for 10 minutes and rinse.
Drinking water: 2 drops of bleach per liter of clear water (20 drops per mL) and wait 15 min.
Fruits and Vegetables: Wash & scrub thoroughly first to remove dirt, then 10 drops bleach per liter of water and soak for 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Floors and bathroom surfaces (tub & shower): 1/4 cup (60 mL) bleach per gal of wash water and leave it on the surface for 5 minutes before rinsing.
Children’s Plastic Toys: Remove dirt first with soap and water, then use 1/4 cup (60 mL) bleach per liter of water and soak for 5 minutes and rinse.
Baby Bottles & Nipples: 1 drop of bleach per liter, soak for 2 minutes and rinse.
Other Plastic Objects: Apply straight bleach for 5 minutes and rinse – note that this might cause a permanent bleaching of some plastics.
Glasses and Plates: 1/4 cup (60 mL) per gallon of dish washing soapy water, scrub off food residues, and allow to soak for 5 minutes.
– Only use unscented normal bleach for these purposes: do not use scented or non-splash bleach (Blanqueador de Ropa)
– NEVER COMBINE BLEACH WITH ANY BASE (higher pH chemical)
– NEVER MIX BLEACH SOLUTIONS WITH AMMONIA PRODUCTS OR DRIED URINE (concentrated UREA),
***because Base + Bleach = Toxic Chlorine Gas***
– Some people report that regular dosing with freeze dried probiotic mixtures of beneficial bacteria and fungi can overseed our GI systems with microbes that put out the “No Vacancy” sign to incoming pathogens.”
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