Chlorine Dioxide Solution is used for purifying water. It makes water safe to drink in 3 minutes.It can do this because it's an oxidizing agent that readily accept electrons from “electron donors.” They gain electrons via chemical reaction. This is important because chlorine dioxide is an electron donor to all pathogens and heavy metals. Once they lose their electrons, the pathogens and heavy metals cease are neutralized and rendered harmless.
Chlorine dioxide is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in safely removing pathogens and contaminates like anthrax.