What’s in your water? We’ve heard of the many benefits that water has on our bodies. From as simple as preventing dehydration to as complex as helping to remove toxins from the body. However, if you are consuming water that is not pure, you could be doing your body more harm than good.
This is one of the reasons why people have opted to use CDH or Chlorine Dioxide in their water.
What is Chlorine Dioxide?
Chlorine dioxide is a reddish to yellowish-green gas at room temperature that dissolves in water and can be used to disinfect drinking water. When it is used in very small quantities to disinfect water, it is safe and does not lead to health risks. However, chlorine dioxide is a disinfectant that is very similar to bleach. Which essentially means, when used in large quantities, it can be dangerous.
How does it work?
Chlorine dioxide works by eliminating viruses, bacteria, and fungi through an oxidation process in a very short space of time.
When Chlorine Dioxide is added to water that has bacteria, those bacterial cells react with the chlorine dioxide. This causes the prevention of the production of proteins. Chlorine dioxide changes the cell membrane proteins and fats and by preventing inhalation. When bacteria are eliminated, the cell wall is penetrated by chlorine dioxide.
Viruses in water are eliminated in a different way from bacteria. The chlorine dioxide reacts with peptone - a water-soluble substance that originates from hydrolysis of proteins to amino acids. Chlorine dioxide kills viruses by prevention of protein formation.
Other Uses and Benefits of Chlorine Dioxide
Aside from purifying drinking water, it is also used in a number of other ways.
- Food and beverage production - It can be used as an antimicrobial agent in water to wash fruits and vegetables and used in poultry processing.
- In Medical Facilities - Chlorine dioxide is used to sterilize medical equipment, surfaces and tools. It however, cannot be used to cure or treat diseases.
- Paper Processing - It can also be used to chemically process wood pulp for paper manufacturing.
How to correctly prepare CDH
Chlorine Dioxide can be used to purify your water at home. However, it requires following careful directions for preparation.
How to make it:
To make 3,000 ppm of CDH:
- Use a glass bottle or jar and fill it with 500ml of distilled water.
- Add 25ml sodium chlorite 22.4% (28% of 80%)
- Add 25ml 4 to 5% hydrochloric acid as above OR 25ml of 50% citric acid (note: If you use citric acid, the smell will be different.)
- Place a lid or cap on the container, mix up gently and allow it to stand for 12 hours at room temperature.
- Refrigerate for 3 hours before use.
Measurements for making different amounts:
For 1 liter of water + 50ml of sodium chlorite and 50ml of 4 to 5% hydrochloric acid.
For 250 ml of water + 12.5ml sodium chlorite and 12.5ml of 4 to 5% hydrochloric acid.
For 330ml of water + 15ml of sodium chlorite and 15ml of 4 to 5% hydrochloric acid.
This solution should be stored in a cool, dark place with the lid on to prevent off-gassing. When stored properly, it will last quite a while.
Note: One ml of this solution is the equivalent of a 3 drop dose of MMS so refer to the protocols page and substitute the amounts accordingly. For example, when starting protocol 1000, instead of activating 8 drops of MMS and adding to 1 liter of water, you would add 8ml of CDH instead. This would build up to 24 ml in a liter of water instead of the 24 activated drops of MMS.
Disclaimer: Health Canada is advising Canadians that using "MMS" also known as Miracle Mineral Solution or Miracle Mineral Supplement may cause serious health problems if taken as Jim Humble or Andreas Kalcker suggest. WPS is to be used for water purification purposes only. All in One Wellness is not responsible for any misuse of our products.