How to Purify Water With Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound with many uses 2. These uses include bleaching hair, removing pollutants from the air and producing food. In addition, hydrogen peroxide can be used as a water disinfectant 12. Inhaling hydrogen peroxide can cause lung problems and the effect of chronic exposure to hydrogen peroxide is not yet known 2. Consequently, using hydrogen peroxide as a water disinfectant is generally considered a last resort in emergency situations 2.
Use a measuring cup to measure out 1/8 of a cup of hydrogen peroxide 2.
Pour 1 gallon of untreated water into a pot.
Mix 1/8 of a cup of hydrogen peroxide into 1 gallon of water in the pot and stir well 2.
Store the water in a clean, durable container and drink it within six months.
- Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images