PeroxysanTM Clearing It Up
MYTH: Peroxysan™ damages plastic filters, hot tub and pool liners, while chlorine is inert to filters and liners.
FACT: As Peroxysan™ is safely stored in plastic jugs it is therefore compatible with plastic.
MYTH: Peroxysan™ does not eliminate microorganisms.
FACT: Hydrogen peroxide is classified in microbiology as a "high level disinfectant", which translates to a maximum level of destruction of most microbial forms.
- Hydrogen peroxide is used by immune cells (white blood cells) in a process known as the oxidative burst to effectively eliminate microorganisms in the body.
- These are then safely neutralized by enzymes such as catalase and SOD.
Reference: see Hydrogen Peroxide in the Immune System
Reference: Medical Microbiology, 3rd Edition, Mosby-Year Book Inc., 1998.
MYTH: Chlorine is safe to use because it is used to treat our drinking water.
FACT: The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has funded and published studies demonstrating significant inhalation and dermal (skin) absorption of carcinogenic chlorine by-products found in drinking water and bath (swimming pool) water.
Reference: Final Report: Inhalation and Dermal Exposure to Disinfection By-Products of Chlorinated Drinking Water (U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Research)