Magic Water – Better Living Through Chemistry

Cleans toilets, kills Anthrax, costs a penny a gallon. And you can drink it. What’s not to like? I am not making this up.

This miracle liquid is electrolyzed water. It is made from a simple process involving salt, water and electric current. It’s been used in Japan and Russia for decades. An article in the Los Angeles Times¬†describes how hotel workers could not believe the stuff worked, because there is no smell or suds.

“It’s 10 times more effective than bleach in killing bacteria,” said Yen-Con Hung, a professor of food science at the University of Georgia-Griffin, who has been researching electrolyzed water for more than a decade. “And it’s safe.”


The process is pretty simple. The article has this animation showing how it works.

It is used in swimming pools, taxis, hotels and oil wells. Can I do my laundry with this stuff?

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