Simple Elixir

LA Times Article

“Simple elixir called a ‘miracle liquid.’ Electrolyzed water cleans,
degreases, and treats athlete’s foot. The solution is replacing toxic

It’s a kitchen degreaser. It’s a window cleaner. It kills athlete’s foot.
Oh, and you can drink it.

Sounds like the old “Saturday Night Live” gag for Shimmer, the faux floor
polish plugged by Gilda Radner. But the elixir is real. It has been
approved by U.S. regulators. And it’s starting to replace the toxic
chemicals Americans use at home and on the job.

The stuff is a simple mixture of table salt and tap water whose ions have
been scrambled with an electric current. Researchers have dubbed it
electrolyzed water — hardly as catchy as Mr. Clean. But 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

Marla Dickerson, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer; February 23, 2009