From: Ray Mainer <rmainer**At_Symbol_Here**GMAVT.NET>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [DCHAS-L] New Pitch - Potential Side Effects of Chlorine Dioxide: Your request on chlo...
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:58:53 -0400
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Many cities have gone to using chlorine dioxide instead of chlorine gas to purify the water supplies. (Burlington, VT among them). It is easier and safer to store and less prone to terrorist attack. There were many complaints about ill health effects when Burlington switched to chlorine dioxide, but no scientific connection was made.

BTW: Aquamira is sold to clean out hydration packs and not sterilize water for drinking. The directions on the box tell you how to prepare a solution to sterilize your hydration pack, not to prepare drinking water. The last time I checked it did not have an EPA registration for drinking water purification. Use at your own risk. I prefer the added weight of a water filter than the foul taste of chlorinated or iodated water.


On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 7:14 PM, FVARRICCHIO <varricchio**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
Actually it's likely
That little of this is h3po4, but rather an array of phosphate salts check the pH and calculate.
Sent from my iPad , Fred and Claudette

On Jul 23, 2014, at 3:45 PM, DAVID <dakatz45**At_Symbol_Here**MSN.COM> wrote:

Students in my classes usually report false information regarding phosphoric acid in Coca Cola.
According to Snopes, Coca Cola contains 11 to 13 g phosphoric acid per gallon of syrup. This works out to be 0.20 to 0.30% of the total formula. The syrup is diluted with carbonated water for serving so that should reduce the phosphoric acid to 0.02 to 0.03% or less.

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Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:19 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Fwd: New Pitch - Potential Side Effects of Chlorine Dioxide: Your request on chlo...

This is a reporter that is looking for some help on a story - anyone what to contact him? 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**>
Date: Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 6:17 PM
Subject: Re: New Pitch - Potential Side Effects of Chlorine Dioxide: Your request on chlo...
To: fwblack**At_Symbol_Here**

Hey Frank,

I would gladly take you up on your offer to be put in touch with any colleagues you think might be able to help.

One of the most popular water treatment options amongst Appalachian Trail thru-hikers is Aquamira, a chlorine dioxide chemical solution. 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. Multiply this times 4-6 months (how long it takes to cover the full distance of the trail). 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. 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.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.



On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM, Frankie Wood-Black <EmailSentBy**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:

Hello Zach,

Here's another pitch from a HARO source! Hope you find the perfect match for your story.


The Vocus Team


Pitch Title: Your request on chlorine dioxide

Pitch Contents:

You really need to contact the American Chemical Society - they can put
you in touch with the correct person.. My recommendation is that you need
to talk with an industrial hygienist as they are more trained in how
chemicals are used/misused and toxicity levels. A chemical toxicologist
is someone else you might talk with. I can put you in touch with a
couple of colleagues of mine that may be able to help. As with most
things it is a matter of dose.

<pre>Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

Track and Respond:

Frankie Wood-Black, Ph.D., REM, MBA
Principal - Sophic Pursuits
6855 Lake Road
Ponca City, OK 74604

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