The miracle liquid  MAR 02 2009

Electrolyzed water (salt water that has been run through an electrolytic process) is gaining acceptance in the US as a replacement for many cleaning agents.

At the Sheraton Delfina in Santa Monica, some hotel workers are calling it el liquido milagroso -- the miracle liquid. That's as good a name as any for a substance that scientists say is powerful enough to kill anthrax spores without harming people or the environment.

A food science professor says that electrolyzed water is "10 times more effective than bleach in killing bacteria" and it's safe to drink. (Although maybe it would kill all the bacteria in your stomach?) But beware the phony health claims.

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