Thursday, February 24, 2011


So here we have another product that kills 99.9% of germs, but this one is a bit different from the rest. It has one ingredient, and thats good old H2O. This Activeion spray bottle ionizes water by sending it through an ion exchange membrane where the water is separated into a mixture of oxygenated positively and negatively charged nano-bubbles. The water stays in this state for about 45 seconds before returning to its normal state. The ions lift the dirt off the table and make it easier to clean so no residue is left, water or dirt. Also, it creates a small electrical field which can cause certain bacterium to become agitated and burst. Watch the video for more. It seems like it could be useful in hospitals or other places where alot of germs are present and I feel like its methods would be less likely to create resistant drugs since its merely ionized hydrogen and oxygen Heres the link to the website with a video that clearly demonstrates its method of action

Activeion Spray Video


John Latto said...

Interesting but my spider-sense is tingling. 'Ionized water' is the real give away. At the very best, assuming that your tap water contains some salt, they are selling you a very expensive way to produce a weak bleach solution.

Also, killing 99.9% of bacteria sounds good but how much would a spray bottle of water and a clean cloth kill? Bacteria don't survive that well on many surfaces and can easily be wiped off.

I call shenanigans.

nateloop said...

The main thing that got me was the electric field apparently being generated that they claim will burst bacteria. Is that all bells and whistles as well?

John Latto said...

That bit sounds VERY dubious. However I'll grant that the website is very slick and the video is very convincing. They are telling people something they want to hear (clean without toxic chemicals). Many of their claims are vague enough to be true(ish) so it isn't an out and out scam. But on the other hand $160 for a spray bottle of water (or at best a very, very mild bleach solution) is not exactly a good deal.

I'd still like to see this compared to a water spray and equivalent wipe.