AquaMedia & pH Why So Important!
Why Is pH So Important?
The Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has made us much more acutely aware to our surroundings. To an ever increasing degree, society is taking steps in our personal lines of self-defense against illnesses and avoiding chemical proliferation in our lifestyles. To that end, we should identify what constitutes first lines of defense as it concerns our respective environments. One such means to that objective is maintaining a clean, safe and healthy environment, seeking natural and organic cleaning solutions that have No chemicals and No fragrance, that are versatile and effective. AquaMedia steps up to deliver exactly that objective – helping you keep your part of the world clean, healthy, safe and chemical free. Clean with a conscience®.
We would like to draw your attention to the article titled ‘Viruses Are pH Sensitive’ authored by Dr. Mark Sircus, Brazil.
As the title clearly states, the article addresses the impact of pH on viruses. If you are not familiar with pH (the potential for hydrogen) or maybe just need a little refresher, please take a few moments to read the accompanying reference to familiarize yourself with what pH is and what pH means. In basic terms, the pH scale ranges effectively from 0 (acidic) to 14 (alkali or base) where 7 represents the mean. Our bodies have various pH standards internally depending on the organ but overall your blood is pH 7.35 to pH 7.45. Acids and bases can caustic burns.
Dr. Sircus states “Coronavirus infectivity is actually exquisitely sensitive to pH. The MHV-A59 strain of coronavirus is quite stable at pH 6.0 (acidic) but becomes rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 (alkaline).”
There is a lot of antiviral testing going on today and there have been years of such research in the past. Researchers, past and present, have determined that seriously acidic chemical solutions (pH 3.0+/-) kill viruses. Almost all researchers give little or no consideration to high alkali solutions (pH 12+) save to say that authorities instruct us to wash our hands frequently with soap and water. Soap is generally alkaline with a pH 11.0 to 12.0. The pH of bleach is pH 13.0 and it is widely renown to kill 99.9% of germs and viruses. However, you would not likely use concentrated bleach to clean for many obvious reasons.
In this article, Dr. Sircus asserts that high alkali solutions will have a significant impact on viruses in rendering them inert. Precious few researchers investigated the impact of high pH AND high calcium solutions such as AquaMedia products because, to be candid, they have never existed in concert prior to our invention.
AquaMedia See Clear Glasses, See Clear Flatscreen and See Clear Fireplace are consistently pH 12.0 to pH 12.4. As well and by nature of our invention, they are also very high in parts per million of Calcium (100+ ppm) derived from an organic source in the Atlantic Ocean.
If we look exclusively at the pH scale, the acids that are killing viruses are classically pH 3 where the virus is pH 6.0 - 8.0. The pH scale being logarithmic means that the pH difference between these acids and the viruses is between 1,000 and 100,000. For AquaMedia that pH difference between high alkali See Clear products and the viruses is 1 million - 100,000. That is a significant difference of magnitude!
Did you know that germ and/or viruses can live from minutes to hours on many different surfaces we touch all the time? There doesn’t appear to be a consensus of how long they live on differing surfaces but that they live there for any length of time just waiting for the next unsuspecting victim is unsettling. On the glass surface of our cell phones, for example, we have heard that viruses can survive for up to 96 hours? Yes – Yuck!!
Cell phones are proverbial Petrie dishes of germs and potentially viruses. When you hold your cell to your head in conversation it is right beside all 4 elemental avenues for germs and viruses to enter your body - right beside your ear, your eyes, your nose and your mouth. Think of it - when you are using your phone – touching it then touching your computer monitor – your daily activities - surfing online or just pandering Facebook or other social media – all of the sorts of things we do every day, all day. Our first line of defense may be masks, gloves, face shields and gowns but if we use cell phones and computers but don’t keep them clean then our first line of personal defense is seriously compromised. Please clean your screens and keyboards with See Clear Flatscreen – an integral component to your regimen in first line of defense. And as it concerns your face shields, eye glasses and sunglasses that we handle every day all day? They too are magnets for airborne particles. Clean them with See Clear Glasses.
And in view of all of the above, we reiterate that ‘Viruses are pH sensitive’ that viruses are “… exquisitely sensitive to pH’ and that viruses “…become rapidly and irreversibly inactivated by brief treatment at pH 8.0 (alkaline).” and finally that AquaMedia See Clear products have a pH 12.0+.
I would be remiss if I did not mention that we are engineers, mechanical engineers to be more specific. We are not doctors and we are not chemical engineers. The preceding represents our opinion founded on extensive research. The hypothesis forwarded are ours alone and have not been tested or proven (or disproved as the case may be) in a certified laboratory by professionals under controlled conditions.
Barry S. Munro, C.D., P.Eng.