The Chlorine Dioxide Molecule
Is it really as powerful as they say?...
Well, you may be Surprised...
Chlorine Dioxide has Been Used Safely in Water Treatment Facilities for Decades...
For over 60 years this potent pathogen destroying molecule has been used in treating contaminants throughout Europe & the USA in municipal water supplies. It has been known for a long time that this compound has very powerful anti pathogenic qualities, & has become recognised as a much more effective water purification agent over & above the more commonly used chlorine chemical. In actual fact chlorine has been actively phased out in many countries around the world for water purification purposes - primarily because of its carcinigenic by-products that it produces, primarily trihalomethanes (THMs). Similiar halogens in the same chemical family such as bromine, fluorine iodine have also been used in the past for water cleansing applications - ALL of which are now banned due to their carcinogenic properties. Unlike regular chlorine, the chlorine dioxide molecule DOES NOT break down into THM's.
What makes this different to common chlorine?
Chlorine is a chemical element with the symbol being Cl with an atomic number of 17. This element exists as a yellow / green gas under typical conditions, where it forms diatomic molecules. Elemental chlorine is commercially used for bleaching & disinfectent purposes, whilst being an important reagent in the chemical industry.
Chlorine Dioxide has an odd number of valence electrons, & has a chemical symbol of ClO2. This molecule also exists as a yellow / green gas - but this is where the similarities end. This molecule is an oxidizing agent that readily accepts electrons - known as "electron donors". This is an important distinction to understand, as virtually ALL pathogenic stressors & diseased tissue are effectively destroyed - whilst healthy tissue & cellular structures within the body are entirely spared.
Used in Municipal Water for close to 6 decades
The Safe Water Drinking Act in the USA, along with its subsequent modifications over the last 2 decades have demanded vast improvements in water quality of their municipal water supplies. The main focus has been to transition from the use of chlorine for water purification over to chlorine dioxide. The benefits of using this compound over & above regular chlorine is that chlorine dioxide is safe for human consumption - as well as not breaking down into the harmful trihalomethanes (THMs).
The clip below shows how this potent molecule has been used successfully against modern day pathogenic antagonists for the health of the human physiology. Check it out...
Chlorine Dioxide is a Potent Antagonist Against the following water contaminants:
- Organic Contaminants - ClO2 completely kills & treats the following contaminants: Water bacteria, Viruses giardia, e. coli and cholera & botulism cryptosporidium.
- Carcinogenic Substances - Pollutants found in waste water, such as nitrites and sulfides, iron and manganese in water, cyanides in wastewater, 3,4-benzopyrene, tastes and odors produced by algae, the dyes manufactured by chlorophyll in plants & pesticides.
Chemical Treatment Advantages
- Chlorine Dioxide will not breakdown into THMs like chlorine will do, and does not promote the formation of bromochloromethane & chloroform as chlorine does.
- Chlorine Dioxide will not react with nitrogenous compounds, ammonia, or other precursors to create chloroform in the same way as chlorine does.