What Household Product can be Used to Disinfect Water for Drinking in an Emergency?

How to disinfect water
How to disinfect water

What household product can be used to disinfect water for drinking in an emergency?

  • Antibacterial Soap
  • Bleach*** CORRECT
  • Lemon Juice
  • Charcoal

The answer is Bleach.

Using Bleach to Disinfect Water

Bleach can kill you and it can save your life. Just two drops of bleach per quart or liter of water will disinfect the water. Stir it well. The bleach will kill any germs, virus and pathogens from the water, then it will mostly evaporate over time. Let the mix stand for a half hour before drinking.

Can I Use Charcoal to Disinfect Water?

No. You can use charcoal to filter water which is also important; however, water needs to be disinfected more than it needs to be filtered in a survival situation.