A new batch of dealkaline products is hitting the shelves, and the products’ safety is at the centre of the debate.
The Australian Financial Report says the company is testing its dealkali-powered water treatment products in the US, UK, Canada, South Africa and India.
The new dealkalinisers are intended to replace older machines that use chemicals to break down the heavy metals in water, but are also meant to make water safe for human consumption.
Dealkalisers are designed to work as long as the water has no sulphur, lead, mercury, lead-acid or cadmium in it, and are designed for use in the home, in the workplace and in homes that have no natural filter.
But while there are some safety features, such as a safety-rating system that will ensure the dealkalaiser does not leak, the company says its products are safe for drinking.
“If you take the water from a river and use the deargaliniser, it’s not going to break the water down any more than you’re going to use a tap to break up the water and then add the tap water,” the company’s chief executive, Chris Jones, told ABC Radio Melbourne on Friday.
In the past, dealkals have been sold in the United States, but the company said it has had to pull the product from its shelves due to health concerns.
“It’s a product that’s made for a home,” Mr Jones said.
Health concerns: “This is for people who need to drink water and need to get their hands dirty, and not for those who are trying to do the things that we’re doing for our customers.
I would have to say that we’ve had quite a few calls about it.
What I’ve had the most concerns about is, it was made to be safe.
If you’re in a building, for example, where you might be drinking water in your washing machine, the dealfalkaliser will not break down.
It will only dissolve in the water.
So you’ll be fine.
You can’t do anything about it, unless you’ve got an air filter that can filter out the water.”
But the company does offer a range of alternative water treatment options, including a system that uses chemical disinfectants, which have been shown to reduce the amount of bacteria that are able to survive in the environment.
Water treatment is a key issue in the region.
Australia’s largest river, the Murray, carries a massive amount of sediment from its banks.
Many of these sediment is not only toxic, but can also have health effects, such that the sediment can become toxic if it mixes with water from other rivers.
Mr Jones said he did not believe it was a coincidence that the dearalkalised water was being sold in Australia.
“We think the whole thing is the result of the same factors that are driving us to do that work here,” he said.
“There are some very sophisticated processes in place to help us design products that are less harmful than others, but we’re looking at them very carefully.”
‘I have no doubt the government will ban them’The company says it is also developing a dealkalyzer that uses a “pulse filtration system”, which is designed to reduce water pollution in homes, businesses and factories.
A Pulse Filtration System is a device that takes a mixture of water and a filter, mixes it and then purifies it to remove any contaminants that might be present.
It works by separating water from pollutants before it is sent through the water treatment process.
However, the product is not yet available in Australia, and will only be available in the states of Queensland and Western Australia, which are both home to huge populations of indigenous communities.
‘The Australian public deserves better’The debate around dealkalgases is already taking place in Australia’s federal parliament, with a cross-party committee of MPs reviewing whether the products are “safe for drinking”.
In a submission to the committee, Mr Jones and other company officials said the products were designed to meet the needs of consumers in a “world where we live in”.
“We have found that the vast majority of consumers are happy with their water, they are happy to use the product and they are confident that it is safe for them to do so,” the report said.
However, some MPs have raised concerns that the products have not been tested in a controlled environment and that some people may be exposed to dangerous levels of chemicals.
Some experts have also said there is not enough research to make a firm conclusion about the safety of the products.