You have lots of options for purifying water during an emergency situation. Once purified, you can safely drink it, knowing that the toxins have been removed. Chemicals are an excellent way to purify water. You have two main options when it comes to chemicals. You can use purification tablets or you can use your own chemicals.
You can purchase purification tablets that will take care of the chemical purification for you. Simply follow the instructions on the tablets, wait the predetermined amount of time, and then drink the water. This is an easy way to use chemicals.
Use Your Own Chemicals
You can also add 1/8 of a teaspoon of bleach to a gallon of water. Let the bleach sit in the water for a half hour before drinking. You can also mix 10 drops of iodine into a liter of water and then drink it after at least 30 minutes.
Either way, you will have fresh water when you use one of these methods.