From: paracelcusbombastusvon**At_Symbol_Here**juno.com <paracelcusbombastusvon**At_Symbol_Here**JUNO.COM>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [DCHAS-L] New Pitch - Potential Side Effects of Chlorine Diox ide: Your request on chlo...
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:17:20 +0000
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
He needs to talk with a toxicologist not a IH, but be careful, news reports often are not what was discussed. Also most sodas contain phosphoric acid - how about those 2-3 liter a day soda drinkers?
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From: Frankie Wood-Black <fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**CABLEONE.NET>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fwd: New Pitch - Potential Side Effects of Chlorine Dioxide: Your request on chlo...
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:19:11 -0500
This is a reporter that is looking for some help on a story - anyone what to contact him?Â There is a part A and a part B - the part B has phosphoric acid - both MSDSs (SDSs) put out by the company indicate irritation if ingested at large dosages.
I think he needs to have an IH talk with him.
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From: Zach Davis <zachrd99**At_Symbol_Here**gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: New Pitch - Potential Side Effects of Chlorine Dioxide: Your request on chlo...
I would gladly take you up on your offer to be put in touch with any colleagues you think might be able to help. Â
One of the most popular water treatment options amongst Appalachian Trail thru-hikers is Aquamira
, a chlorine dioxide chemical solution. Â As you point out, the dose makes the poison- however due to the extreme demands of long-distance backpacking, it's common to ingest between 5-8 liters of water per day. Â Multiply this times 4-6 months (how long it takes to cover the full distance of the trail). Â Since my thru-hike in 2011, I have battled severe digestive issues, and I have talked with others (who've used Aquamira) who say the same. Â If there is any truth to this being unsafe in high volumes, I'd like to help spread the word and prevent future hikers from suffering. Â
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604