A very powerful compound
Did you know that MMS has
been used in the treatment of municipal water for more than 70 years...
Did you know that
Chlorine Dioxide has been used within our Municipal Water supplies for over 60
Chlorine dioxide has been used within our municipal
drinking water supplies in the USA and much of Europe for a good part of the last 60 years. The compound
chlorine dioxide has been firmly cemented now as a failsafe water sterilization alternative to the well
known chlorine molecule - better known as the raw component of
pool chlorine and mustard gas. As time goes on, chlorine is being actively phased out and replaced with the
much more effective chlorine dioxide molecule.
As time goes on, chlorine is being removed
from our drinking water supplies around the world due to the ever increasing health implications of this chemical.
Chlorine is well known for breaking down into powerful carcinogens, with the main ones being trihalomethanes
(THMs). Additionally, other elements such as iodine, bromine, fluorine, as well as other halogens are also being
discovered to have many deleterious health consequences - hence forth being removed one by
one. The compound chlorine dioxide breaks
down harmlessly into inert substances within a period of 2 - 3 hours, and just as
importantly DOES NOT form THMs.
the USA, there is a piece of legislation called the "Safe Water
Drinking Act", in which has dictated many amendments and positive
changes to the water requirements that US citizens have been subjected to over the past 20 years. This amended
piece of legislation requires that chlorine dioxide is to be used preferentially over the
more commonly used chlorine, and that over time chlorine will be completely phased out. This will obviously assist us in two major ways
- being that there will be no harmful breakdown products as there is with chlorine, as well as being much
more effective at killing pathogens than chlorine is.
(MMS) is lethal against virtually all water bourne
contaminants, and actively eliminates:
- Carcinogenic Substances - Potential carcinogens such as iron, odors and certain aromatics,
cyanides in waste water, manganese, 3, 4-benzopyrene, as well as a host of dyes found in water as a result of
plant matter, chlorophyll, and also pesticides.
- Organic Contaminants - Chlorine dioxide completely sterilizes and hence
forth eliminates contaminants such as viruses, botulism, chloera, cryptosporidium, e. coli and
Advantages over Chemical
Chlorine Dioxide (MMS) cannot break down
into Trihalomethanes (THMs) as chlorine
will, and will not lead to the creation of bromochloromethane and chloroform as
(MMS) finds it impossible to chemically react with ammonia, any
type of compounds that are nitrogenous in nature, or to form precursors to form dangerous
derivatives as chlorine will.