How do I use Aquatabs?
What is the shelf-life of Aquatabs?
Aquatabs have a five year shelf-life in strip packs and a three year shelf-life in tubs. All tablet products should be protected from exposure to temperature extremes or high humidity.
Can I use Aquatabs when I am pregnant?
Yes – you can safely consume water treated by Aquatabs within the normal dosage levels.
What do I do if I have swallowed an Aquatabs tablet?
Drink plenty of milk or water. Although Aquatabs have low toxicity, as ever with these matters you should always seek medical advice at your earliest opportunity.
Is boiling water ok?
Bringing water to a rolling boil will kill most micro-organisms and make the water safe to drink. However, the fuel needed to bring water to a boil may cost more than Aquatabs and long-term use can damage the environment. Unlike water treated with Aquatabs cooled boiled water has no residual disinfectant and can be easily recontaminated
Can Aquatabs be used in very cold temperatures?
What is NDM-1?
Some confusion exists regarding NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase). NDM-1 is not a virus. It is an enzyme which makes gram negative bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumonia or E. coli resistant to antibiotics. The gene for NDM-1 is a member of a large family of genes that encodes beta-lactamase enzymes called carbapenemases. Bacteria that produce carbapenemases are frequently referred to "superbugs” because infections caused by them are difficult to treat with antibiotics. Both of these bacteria are easily neutralized by Aquatabs Multipurpose, Klorkleen, or Klorsept Tablets and used in accordance with instructions will kill NDM-1 “superbugs” on surfaces in a wide range of environments including clinical settings such as hospitals.
NDM-1 was first identified in December 2009 in a patient hospitalised in New Delphi with an infection caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. It was later detected in bacteria in India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. The most common bacteria that make this enzyme are Gram negatives such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, but the gene for NDM-1 can spread from one strain of bacteria to another by horizontal gene transfer. (ref Kumarasamy KK, Toleman MA, Walsh TR, et al. (August 2010). "Emergence of a new antibiotic resistance mechanism in India, Pakistan, and the UK: a molecular, biological, and epidemiological study". Lancet Infect Dis 10 (9): 597–602.)