Acidic water (often referred to as electrolyzed water) is water with a potential hydrogen (pH) of less than 7. pH refers to the amount of hydrogen mixed in with the water. pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14; 7 represents "neutral," where the water is neither alkaline nor acidic; 0 through 7 indicates acidity; and 7 through 14 indicates alkalinity.
Private water sources that have a pH level of less than 5.5 may corrode plumbing and appliances. The EPA mandates the pH of tap water to be a pH of at least 6.5 to prevent corrosion. Like the Richter scale for measuring earthquake intensity, the pH scale is logarithmic. A solution with a pH of 8.0 is ten times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0. A solution with a pH of 9.0 is 100 times more alkaline than a solution with a pH of 7.0.
acidic water obtained by electrolysis of dilute salt water solutions is an effective treatment of dermatosis in s when applied or sprayed several times at the initial stages of the dermatosis. Medical and Dental offices can use acidic water to destroy micro-organisms, as well as a sterilizing hand wash (Thorn, R.M., , and et al)
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