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Anyone know about this type of thing? It apparently ozonates water, and claims it kills bacteria, viruses and removes pesticides (a way to make conventional foods a little healthier, when there are not organic offerings... would be really good for the winter). Anyone know more about this? Have any thoughts about if it actually would work?<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/catalog/product/sku__TS600" target="_blank">http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/ca...uct/sku__TS600</a>
 

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Well, if it's anything like the Ionic Breeze, also offered by The Sharper Image, then it's a piece of crud that doesn't really do anything. Consumer Reports proved that. I'm very leery of all of their products. They seem to be mostly expensive toys for people with more money than sense.<br><br><br><br>
Of course, to me, the major benefit of buying organic is that it means less persistent synthetic chemicals are being released into the environment. This wouldn't help from that angle.<br><br><br><br>
Also, while ozone is a widely accepted method of disinfection, I'm very skeptical of their claim that it removes pesticides. Notice they don't actually say that it's better than washing in regular water.
 

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You don't want anything producing ozone in your house. At least not enough to disinfect worth anything.<br><br><br><br>
My parents had their house treated with ozone to disinfect mold. They had to tape hazmat warnings around it and warnings for no one to go in there for a few days. Of course a little machine isn't going to produce that much, but it probably produces enough to be an irritant to the lungs.<br><br><br><br>
I use diluted vegetable based dish detergent on my produce and mild rubbing or scrubbing and then rinse. Probably gets off most pesticides and a lot of the bacteria. Easy and cheap. If something is waxed, though, you'd have to peel it.
 

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I think ozonated water may be a lot different than ozone in the air. Ozone seems to be pretty commonly used as an alternative to chlorine or bromine in pools and hot tubs. But the EPA document I found about ozone disinfection systems did mention that ozone is extremely irritating and possibly toxic, so it requires a certain amount of care. Apparently a lot depends on the concentration of ozone.
 

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Get <a href="http://www.tryfit.com/" target="_blank">FiT</a> Fruit and veggie wash.<br><br><br><br>
I highly recommend it. Removes wax too. All natural, no residue. I use it on almost all my produce.<br><br><br><br>
oh and a years supply of that is waaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper then that 200$ ozoninated water machine that doesnt even claim to remove wax
 
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