Could Water Be a Miracle Cleaning Fluid or a Cure-All?
Most of you already know that we are keen on water here at SparkPeople. So when SparkGuy sent some info about water as a miracle cleaning solution in addition to being a miracle beverage, I had to learn more!
I already knew that even plain old tap water (my beverage of choice) could hydrate, aid digestion, lower blood pressure, reduce constipation, reduce stress, and even regulate body temperature.
What I didn't know was that a certain kind of water could clean bathrooms, degrease a kitchen and even treat athlete's foot.
It's called electrolyzed water.
Electrolyzed water is created when tap water and salt are charged with a mild electrical current. The chemical reaction that occurs creates an acidic part (hypochlorous acid, a disinfectant) and an alkaline part (sodium hydroxide, a cleaner/degreaser).
The solution is popular in Korea and Japan and is being used in hotels in California, too. The Sheraton Delfina bought a $10,000 electrolyzing machine to solve the product's only problem: its brief shelf life. Salt and water are cheap, so they'll recoup costs in about a year.
It can be used to kill germs and has been used to treat burns. In Japan, it is used in some swimming pools instead of chlorinated water.
There are some people who think the claims are bogus, but there seem to be more people in the supporter camp.
The technology to have this water available for the masses seems pretty far off, so we all have some time to form an opinion. What do you think?
Have you heard about electrolyzed water? Would you be interested in trying it? Which claims do you believe and which would you need to research more thoroughly?
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