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)