(Please note: FG-H2O2 can only be shipped in continental US, by ground shipping.
We need a physical address, NOT a P.O. Box for shipping H2O2. Shipping takes place on Mondays and can take up to 3 weeks to arrive.)
The two most
common pool and spa chemicals are chlorine and bromine.
two exorbitantly deadly toxins.
Known Chlorine Dangers:
"Chlorine is so dangerous" according to PhD
biologist/chemist Dr. Herbert Schwartz," that it should
be banned. Putting chlorine in water is like starting a time bomb.
Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility, both mental and physical are
conditions attributable to chlorine treated water supplies. It is
making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms of ageing such
as hardening of
Dr. Stephen Askin wrote: "The real issue is not just
how toxic chlorine itself is but how the unintended by-products of
chlorine (organochlorines and dioxins) remain in the environment. They
are persistent in the environment; they do not break down readily and
therefore bio-accumulate. This can create a very serious health
problem; the dioxins and other toxic chemicals accumulate in the fatty
tissues. These contaminants are also hormone disrupters because they
mimic estrogen. The EPA has observed and documented hormonal imbalance,
suppressed immune systems, reproductive infertility and alterations in
fetal development of animals. In viewing the big picture, these factors
are perhaps the most frightening results from the widespread use of
chlorine." In Super Nutrition for Healthy Hearts Dr Richard
Passwater shows how "the
origin of heart disease is akin to the origin of cancer" Chlorination
could very well be a key factor linking these two major diseases.
Chlorine creates THM's and haloforms. These potent chemical pollutants
can trigger the production of excess free radicals in our bodies. Free
radicals cause cell damage. Excess free radicals can cause normal
smooth muscle cells in the arterial wall to go haywire, to mutate. The
fibrous plaque consequently formed is essentially a benign tumor.
Unfortunately, this tumor is linked with the origin of heart disease."
Is Bromine a safe alternative?
* If spilled on the skin, it
produces painful sores * Has strong unpleasant odor * Is Toxic * Converts to dichlorobromomethane, bromoform and bromate* The Metropolitan Emergency Response Network defines
dichlorobromomethan as particularly dangerous and harmful (see below)
combines with natural organic matter decaying vegetation to form potent
cancer causing trihalomethanes (THM’s)
- Collectively include such carcinogens as chloroforms, bromoforms
carbon tectachloride, bischlorothane and other cancer causing agents
- The level of chlorine in swimming pools is over 1,000% the level
deemed minimally safe by the EPA in water
- Causes atherosclerosis, stroke and heart attack
- Causes skin to prematurely age
- Damages the human eye
- Causes bladder, breast, testicular, bladder, colon, or rectal and
bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma
- Damages lung tissue
- Causes acne, psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema
- Converts to dioxins - the most dangers of cancer causing chemicals
and which build up permanently within a person's body
causes infertility and birth defects
- Damages the nervous system permanently
Vapor will attack the eyes and lungs
* Causes cancer* Damages skin
* Damages the liver * Causes depression and brain damage
* Damages the nervous system and muscles
* Bromine vapors are known to reduce male sperm count, causes
malformed sperm resulting in birth defects and causes male infertility
* Maximum safety precautions should be used when handling it
The Metropolitan Emergency Response Network
advises: "Dichlorobromomethane should be handled as a
CARCINOGEN--WITH EXTREME CAUTION. * Exposure can irritate the eyes,
nose and throat. Higher levels can irritate the lungs and may cause you
to become dizzy, light-headed and to pass out. Could cause death. *
Repeated exposures affects the
liver. * Contact can irritate the skin." EVEN WORSE, some pool and spa suppliers urge using both chlorine and
bromine together - which doubles their sales. Combining
chlorine and bromine is the second most powerful cancer-causing liquid
mixture only surpassed by drinking highly radioactive liquids.
When combined, chlorine and bromine make 97
carcinogens, 82 mutagens, 28 acute and chronic toxic contaminants and
23 tumor promoters. Many of these complex chemicals resulting from the
conversion of chlorine and bromine to other chemicals permanently
accumulate in a person's body fat. Each time exposed, the level of
carcinogens, mutagens, toxins and tumor promoters increases. With each
increase, the risk of cancer increases to a point of it no longer is a
question of if
the person will develop cancer. It is only a question of
soon. Each exposure from that point means sooner than before.To dive into a swimming pool and claim "see, I'm ok" is no different
that a person holding up radioactive material making the same claim.
Both cause permanent carcinogens and health damaging elements
permanently with the person's body - primarily in body fat. The more
the exposure, the higher the level becomes.
Who makes such a claim? Essentially every chemist, doctors in the field
of environmental toxins, the EPA, medical researchers, and essentially
all health professionals and experts in the fields of cancer and
toxins, except those employed by the chemical manufacturers of chlorine
Chlorine also is the number one cause of household poisoning and is
particularly dangerous to children.The sellers of chlorine as a safe household pool chemical and declaring
that hydrogen peroxide is a danger if carried in a car that is in a
massive auto accident, are side-stepping a fact. Beyond the
extreme health dangers and damaged caused by chlorine used in water,
it also is the single most dangerous of all chemicals to have at home.
For instance, in 1997, 217,989 calls to the Poison Control Center. Of
those calls, 62,023 were about chlorine. So, that means that 28.4
of all calls were related to poisonings by chlorine products. What's
more important, most of those calls were about children under 6 years
The difference in the killing factor of chlorine and bromine compared
to hydrogen peroxide is clear. Chlorine and bromine are two of the most
deadly poisons in existence, both in immediately killing power
and long term killing power on the DNA and cellular systems. These
kill everything, including people. Hydrogen peroxide kills
micro-organisms by over oxidizing them with too much oxygen. Oxygen is
not toxic in
any manner. Hydrogen peroxide is water and oxygen, the two most
and beneficial elements to human life. The contrast is between the two
of the most deadly chemicals and one of the most beneficial.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
The health damage of chlorine and bromine are cumulative. The
younger the person, the more likely they will develop serious,
permanent or fatal disease, birth defects of their own children and the
extremely harmful health effects. Compounding this is that young
tend to swallow more water in a swimming pool.
While you may be so old that filling your body with permanent toxins
and dioxins increasingly is a risk you will continue to take, it is
unthinkable to have children swimming in such water with the
long terms devastating health damage well known.
One recent study revealed that a non-smoker with a chlorinated pool is
over twice as likely to develop cancer as a heavy smoker without a
pool. The high number of pools and spas in the United States may well
be the reason that cancer rates in deaths in the United States
generally are 200% to 600% higher than other countries, with similar
differences in many other degenerative diseases. Many Americans are
waste pits of the most powerful toxins and carcinogens in the world in
their backyards and then swimming in it.
VAPOR DANGERS: The dangers of
chlorine and bromine are not only within the water, but the vapor from
the water. The air from such a pool or spa subjects those around it
and the household near it to continuous breathing of such a damaging
chemical mixture. Carbon, paper filter and ionic air filters will not
remove these chemicals from the air you breathe. The harmful air vapors
a chlorine and bromine treated pool or spa make it a 24-7 health damage. CONTRADICTING CONCEPTS OF THE ECONOMICS OF
It is amazing to see people drinking $1 bottles of water to
avoid tap water sitting beside a chlorine and bromine treated swimming.
A swim in that pool equals more than 1 year of drinking chlorinated
and has 10 times the number of toxins and carcinogens at thousands of
times the level of tap water.
We found no pool or spa supply outlets offer 35%
hydrogen peroxide, though have been told they are out there.
We did find a few that said they have it, but then
actually tried to sell us another product "just like" or "better than"
35% hydrogen peroxide in a switch and bait style. This was particularly
true of searching the Internet. The listing would state it offered
hydrogen peroxide for pools and spas, but then would give alarmist
reasons not to do so and try to talk the reader back into intense usage
This is most likely due to the huge mark-up in
relatively cheap pool chemicals with unlimited shelf life. This
also possibly is due to the little to no equipment necessary to use
hydrogen peroxide (meaning little equipment and equipment maintenance
to sell) and lack of knowledge of H2O2 for pools and spas. If a
switches to hydrogen peroxide, they will not longer be making frequent
trips to the pool and spa supply store. Other than for an occasional
solid material filter, the need to go to the supply store vanishes. Why
would a supply store sell you a product that makes them otherwise
irrelevant? Why people switch to H2O2 for their pools
One reason is to answer a simple question: Why don't
you use your pool or spa more than you do? How often do you think of
using it, but then somehow just don't?
While some switch for reasons of personal health
(pool chemicals are very harmful), most have a more basic reason. They
want to enjoy using their pool or spa.
The main reason people with pools and spas quickly
come to rarely actually use - or even sit by - their pool
or spa is an instinctive health repulsion your body recognizes, even
though you do not consciously recognize the danger. The water and area
smells like chemicals. The water stings your eyes and turns them red.
Skin turns white to deep layers and for some can just be peeled off.
People familiar with H2O2 treatment of pools and
spas will not use toxic pool chemicals. To no surpass, there are people
who do not want to relax or swim in toxic chemicals or breathe toxic
fumes. Rather, they want to relax in pure, healthy, and clean
It also is increasingly understood that the
"relatively safe" (as often called) pool chemicals interact with other
chemicals and organics that enter a pool or spa, the chemical
composition of the pool chemicals change to even more dangerous and
harmful chemicals. The list is long and varies for different pool
chemicals. Included are chemicals known to cause cancer and known to
cause lung, liver and brain damage.
Some are very complex molecular structures. Others are simple and
When any organic life form is destroyed,
a result is the formation of ammonia. Most pool chemicals contain
chlorine or bleach (or derivatives). Bleach and ammonia combined form
gas, which also is what was used in death penalty gas chambers and in
The chemicals also continue to build up with each
treatment by pool chemicals, because the working chemicals have
converted to other non working and more dangerous forms. Quickly, the
pool becomes a toxic chemical trench, rather than the pure water
swimming pond hoped for. The combinations and complexities of the
toxins chemicals would kill a person within seconds and destroy their
body as in a vat
of acid were it not so highly diluted by the water in your pool.
it only burns your eyes, wrinkles your skin, and possibly kills you
This is why most people often plan to use their pool
or spa, but do not. They come to start telling themselves that they
should use their pool and spa more often out of some sense of duty to
use the thing they paid so much money for and some sense of guilt
- almost like a person saying "I should go to church more often". Of
pools and spas are not about duty, they are suppose to be about
and cleanliness. This also is why most people reject offers to come
and swim in their pool.
The subconscious mind is very survival oriented.
Just like it will know that gasoline fumes are harmful and drinking
gasoline would be harmful, it also is putting up powerful resistance
to using the pool of chemicals or even being around the fumes of it.
Some people switch to H2O2 for their pool or spa
because they are health conscious. However, most switch because their
pool or spa is more enjoyable to use and be around for whatever reasons
that is. Smell Factor:
To understand the "smell" benefits of hydrogen
peroxide over dirty water with organic waste in it or the smell of
chemicals in a treated pool or spa is to understand what hydrogen
is and what it does in nature.
Hydrogen peroxide is the atom H2O2. This
means it has water (H2O) and an extra oxygen molecule that is attached.
It is a liquid. However, it also is only semi-stable. Contact with
organic substances of any kind, with a short list of minerals or U.V.
light (such as sunlight) causes it to decompose. This means it releases
oxygen molecule in gaseous form of 100% pure oxygen (oxygen is a gas
a free atom) and what remains is 100% pure water.
Pure oxygen is extreme toxic to micro-organisms.
Essentially, it burns them. If you have ever been on an oxygen tube in
a hospital, you may remember that if the oxygen level was turned up too
high, your nose would start to burn. While oxygen is extremely
beneficial, if the level is too high it causes organic substances to
burn (actually they "rust", but I will avoid chemistry in detail.)
Hydrogen peroxide also is a charged atom, very movement active.
On the atomic level, H2O2 will kill simple organisms
on the molecular level. It does so by decomposing to pure water and
pure oxygen when contacting organic substances of any kind. In a pool
or spa, it acts similar to the human immune system, in which immunity
system cells attack foreign objections, but do not harm the larger life
form (you.) This is how H2O2 works. It uses pure oxygen against
micro-organisms. The Lightning Example:
In nature, hydrogen peroxide appears only in trace
amounts and only briefly.
During a hard electrical storm, particularly at
night, the air will come to have a crisp smell to it. It is not
just that the air is electrically charged, it also has increasing trace
amounts of hydrogen peroxide. In pure form, hydrogen peroxide "stings"
whatever organic substance it touches. Pure hydrogen peroxide can exist
only momentarily in nature and can not be artificially produced.
Produced hydrogen peroxide is in levels of concentration (ratio of
hydrogen peroxide to water). That very slight stinging sensation makes
the air seem crisp.
After an electrical storm, when the clouds clear a bit or the sun comes
up at sunrise, the air will smell almost sweet, somewhat damp and a bit
heavy, though in an attractive way. The trace amounts of pure hydrogen
peroxide had destroyed (burned) massive amounts of fungus,
bacteria, and dead organic dust (most dust is not from dirt, but dead
cells). With the U.V. light from the clearing clouds or sunrise, the
hydrogen peroxide decomposes to atoms of pure water vapor and pure
oxygen. Thus the air smells cleaner because it is cleaner, damp because
of the pure water vapor in individual water atoms and a bit heavy in
an attractive way for the higher level of oxygen in the air.&
Although subtle, the water in a H2O2 treated pool or
spa and the air around it is actually attractive and desirable. Pure
water and pure oxygen beneficial to a person as compared to toxic and
nauseous chemicals that are repulsive and harmful. Pool chemicals in bath water for health?
Many people add hydrogen peroxide to their bath and
foot bath water for health reasons. H2O2 oxygenates the skin and helps
to clean skin (skin is porous and builds upon waste excretion).
Hydrogen peroxide also kills fungus and other micro-organisms that live
on and just below skin surface. There is no harmful side effects
possible as H2O2 is non-toxic.
No one pours typical chlorine and bromine pool
chemicals into their bath water believing it healthy. HOW HYDROGEN PEROXIDE WORKS AGAINST
ORGANIC SUBSTANCESHydrogen peroxide has been called a "kamikaze" or "depth charge"
chemical against organic substances. H2O2 is simply water (H2O) with an
extra oxygen molecule loosely attached (H2O2). When H2O2 contacts any
organic molecule, the contact knocks off the extra oxygen molecule.
The result is two fold. First, energy is released. Though certainly not
noticeable at the atomic/molecular level, the power in "decomposing"
H2O2 is so great that hydrogen peroxide has been used to power rockets
into space, powered the X-15 first subsonic jet and the U.S.S.R.
supersonic attack torpedoes. When the atom breaks free, the kinetic
energy holding that atom is released, resulting in a flash of steam
heat. The first
"killing" ability of the H2O2 is to blow up the organic molecule.
The free oxygen atom then impacts the organic molecule, resulting in
burning the molecule. Organic substances in contact with pure oxygen
"burn" (or more precisely oxidize. The combined result is that the
organic molecule is blown up and burned.
What remains, then, of the hydrogen peroxide atom? It is now only pure
water (H2O2) and pure oxygen (o). It destroys the organic substance and
then converts itself to pure water and pure oxygen in the process.
There are no toxins in hydrogen peroxide and it is the pure
bio-degrading chemical that can not build up in your pool or spa. It
not only destroys organic contamination, but also destroys itself in
the process to the
two purest and most beneficial chemicals: pure water and pure oxygen.
There are no other elements in hydrogen peroxide.
NO TOXINS IN HYDROGEN PEROXIDE:
H2O2 in pool treatment is not only neither toxic nor
harmful, it actually is good for your skin by oxygenating skin (rather
than bleaching and poisoning it).
As the elements of H2O2 are only pure water and pure
oxygen, it will naturally decompose in its usage cycle for 100%
decomposition into pure and safe atoms of water and oxygen only. Thus,
there is no chemical build up nor conversion to other chemical
H2O2 never "spoils" or goes bad. However, over time
it does "decompose", which means releasing the extra oxygen molecule of
its H2O2 composition.
While it can vary depending upon temperature of
storage and whether exposed to U.V. light, if properly stored H2O2 will
decompose at a rate of 1/4 to 1/2% concentration level per month. As
concentration gradually reduces, its rate of decomposition slows.
Spa Usage and Costs
The cost difference makes
hydrogen peroxide highly attractive if all actual costs are figured.
While H2O2 can cost more than other pool chemicals, if you
add the numerous support chemicals, testing, and frequency of draining
the pool to total comparison
makes H2O2 less costly. If you try
H2O2 in your spa, you will fall in love with your spa again and never
go back to chlorine, bromine or secret ingredient pool chemicals. The
will eliminate the bad smells that come from untreated spa water, but
also has none of the chemical smell of spa treatment chemicals.
Hydrogen peroxide also can be used in ponds with
plants to reduce algae and micro-organism growth.
The finest commercial aquariums now use H2O2
to treat their tanks, which contain sea life inventories valued into
the tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars. Draining and cleaning
tanks is extremely costly, dangerous to sea life that has to be removed
and particularly harmful to plant life that can not be removed.
However, they can not use the toxic chemicals used for water treatment.
What they found is that H2O2 "attacks" the lowest
life forms first - meaning the micro organisms such as fungus and
bacteria that harms their sea life. Next, the H2O2 will attack
algae and lowest plant life forms.
They cease H2O2 treatment level at that point to
avoid harm to the higher plant, fish and other aquatic life. The H2O2
that remains in the water will quickly decompose to merely pure water
and gaseous oxygen by its interaction with the organic matter in the
and U.V. from the display lights or sunlight if outdoors.
We DO NOT recommend amateur usage of H2O2 in ponds
or aquariums with fish. This requires fairly exact testing of
concentration levels and supervision that is best left to the
professionals in marine life. However, H2O2 treatment is an outstanding
way to minimize algae, fungus and other infestations growth turning a
beautiful pond into a smelly, cloudy mini swamp.
Safety Issues of 35% hydrogen peroxide:
Hydrogen peroxide for water treatment has been
extremely popular and preferred across Europe for decades and in
greater numbers in the U.S.A. each month.
It not only poised
challenge to the suppliers of pool chemicals (that require more pool
chemicals, refreshing pool chemicals, and then pump-it-all-out and
again with chemicals - but also the manufacturers of complex pool
for usage of such chemicals.
There is little legitimate criticism to make of hydrogen
peroxide because in diluted form it is good for your health. Yet the
chlorine and bromine merchants must find reason. As a result, we have
read some very alarmist warnings of the dangers of hydrogen peroxide.
The most common is to read "Imagine the terrible thing that could
happen in a serious auto accident in which the hydrogen peroxide bottle
is broken!" That is a curious one, given that vehicle also contains
many gallons of explosive gasoline and an impact would have to be
massive to bust a plastic bottle being driven home. The solution is to
transport hydrogen peroxide (and all other chemicals) in the trunk or
back of your truck.
There is a danger factor to 35% hydrogen
peroxide concerning handling that applies to all chemicals in general.
It is highly concentrated and if undiluted will sting a person's skin.
If you spill 35% hydrogen peroxide on you, in a few seconds your skin
will start to sting and to turn white where contact was made. The
"treatment" is to quickly wash the area off with water or any safe
liquid (soda pop or any other non harmful water based liquid.) Your
skin will continue to
sting for a few minutes and will turn light yellow or white where there
was contact. Within half an hour to an hour, skin color will return to
normal. There will be no scarring and no toxins entered the body as
H2O2 has no toxins.
Like all liquid chemicals, concentrated
hydrogen peroxide can damage eyes. Unlike other chemicals that are
not water based, flushing the eyes with water not only is the
but water also dilutes hydrogen peroxide to a safe concentration level.
35% hydrogen peroxide will not burn or explode. If spilled
on the ground where plants grow, spray it with water to reduce the
concentration and it will benefit the plants and grass. Gardens and
farmers use hydrogen peroxide for house plants, gardens and commercial
farming to oxygenate the soil and kill harmful micro-organisms.
The only safety issue of highly concentrated
hydrogen peroxide is to avoid splashing it on yourself or in your eyes,
to store it away from children or incompetent adults. Carry it in your
trunk if moving it.
Once the hydrogen peroxide is diluted in your pool
or spa, there are exactly ZERO safety issues.
When diluted, all
danger vanishes. H2O2 contains no poisons or toxins or any harmful
substance. It is water and oxygen. It does not cause cancer. It does
not harm or age skin (it refreshes skin). It does not harm the liver,
brain, nervous system or brain. Hydrogen peroxide in your pool or spa
as the water treatment will not and can not harm you.
SAFE FOR YOUR POOL OR SPA FILTER AND PUMP?
Some pool and spa chemical suppliers and
Internet retailers warn that hydrogen peroxide will damage the
pump and/or filtration system. Is this true? The answer is no, maybe, and no.
Hydrogen peroxide in a concentrated form can
damage natural rubber and certain metal (silver). Nearly all pools and
spas use plastic, steel, synthetic "rubber", fiberglass and stainless
steel. Those would not be harmed by any concentration of hydrogen
The answer is "maybe" if natural rubber is used AND
if you have the mindset of the chemical merchants. Their view of water
treatment is that you pour powerful chemicals into your pool
to remain permanently in the water. As those turn to other chemicals,
then should add more chemical. Finally, when the chemical soup is so
out-of-wack and awful, you should pump it all out and start with a new
chemical soup and repeat the process.
There is no rationality if following that apparent
love of chemicals in usage of hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide
will kill the organics - and convert itself to pure water and pure
in doing so. What hydrogen peroxide remains will also convert to water
and oxygen over the next few days by reaction to the U.V. in sunlight.
only does H2O2 purge your pool of organic contamination, it also then
your pool of itself. There is no increasingly chemical build up with
Most who use H2O2 for their pool add it at night,
turn off the pump and forget about it. Across the night the
atoms of H2O2 will destroy micro-organisms. The next day, the sun will
reduce the H2O2 concentration further. The pool owner can turn on the
Most bleaches, chlorine and pool chemicals also harm
rubber - and unlike H2O2 they also build up chemical film
and clogging build up. So IF you have natural rubber fittings and IF
you pour in lots of H2O2 over and over like other pool chemicals, it
could damage your seals, fittings and pump like other pool chemicals
So then the final "no", not if you
use H2O2 as H2O2, rather than like other pool and spa chemicals -
meaning always building up the level of chemicals in your water. TERRIBLY FOULED POOLS AND SPAS:
Some pools and spas are neglected for months and
even years, resulting in terrible levels of growth fouling. As
the pool or spa dries out time to time, this also forms a thick crust,
like a contaminated ship bottom. A high concentration of hydrogen
peroxide will kill the growth and even will remove surface layers of
will not remove dense dead growth on the pool surfaces. This would
renewed usage of the pool without further growth from the fouled
but there would still be the unsightly appearance.
There are rare instances where this is desirable,
however, in the instance of decorative ponds or "pond pools" in which
the pool is stone lined or otherwise made to look like a natural pond
in a natural setting. Having a natural appearing pond or pool, but also
with clear and clean water, is a challenge not met by pool chemicals.
PONDS, POND POOLS (swimming holes) AND
For the natural appearance effect, the pond or
natural appearance pool is deliberately allowed to foul. Then the
"green growth" is hydrogen peroxide killed to prevent further growth.
From that point, the water is H2O2 treated. This allows crystal clear
clean water, but without the antiseptic swimming pool appearance.
It is possible to have a safe swimming pond or pool
with plant growth using H2O2. However, this does take paying attention
to some detail to avoid too high and too low levels. This
will be unique to each pond. H2O2 will destroy small organisms first
and then the higher (or larger) life forms. Thus, in a living pond or
pool the level of H2O2 usage is sporadic. A high concentration level
of H2O2 is used (usually for half a day) and then the level reduced to
very low to sustain maintenance, but not damage the plants. Very small
trace amounts of H2O2 are beneficial to nearly all plants. POOL SIDE PLANT LIFE
Some people struggle to keep plant life
around a pool where water is splashed or spilled on the plants or grass
areas. Pool chemicals kill plants. While concentrated hydrogen peroxide
also would be harmful to plants, the level of dilution of pool water is
beneficial to plants. Gardeners and farmers use hydrogen peroxide for
soil treatment and even plant watering water. The benefit is so
great that if you do drain an hydrogen peroxide treated pool or spa,
can do so onto grass and for plant and tree watering.
There is no pool chemical that can honestly say it
would help your plants and yard if you poured pool water on
it. This is true with a hydrogen peroxide treated pool.
H2O2 Bulk 5 gallon Containers