A new spray that purifies your home’s water source can make your home cleaner, healthier, and less prone to bacteria, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Researchers at the University of Southern California analyzed the efficacy of a spray made by Boston-based company PureWater and found that it was effective at cleansing the water sources of 50% of indoor residents in Los Angeles County, the San Fernando Valley, and the Orange County, California, areas.
“The spray cleans the water to the point that the water becomes clean and the bacteria is gone,” said Daniel Krizlak, a professor of environmental microbiology and immunology and the study’s senior author.
“We believe that this product can be used in residential and commercial settings, and could have a significant impact on the way that indoor water is being handled.”
The company claims that it can also help treat bacteria in indoor swimming pools, but the study did not include details on how this happened.
Researchers said that it’s important to note that PureWater’s spray has some serious limitations.
The spray only works in a specific spot on a surface, not on a solid surface.
For example, if the surface is coated with dirt or grime, the spray won’t work.
“If you use the spray on the top of your home, you might be getting a lot of water into your water tank and the spray can make it difficult to get the water out of the tank,” Krizs said.
“It’s important that you take this spray with a grain of salt because it can get expensive and time consuming.”
The spray’s efficacy was also limited by how it was applied.
“Because it is spray, it can only be applied with a hand pump,” said Krizlik.
“But we think that the best way to apply the spray is by hand, using a bucket or something that you can put the spray in,” he added.
A spray that cleans your home is great, but it doesn’t do anything to clean out the water source, which is what makes it a good option for residents who have indoor plumbing.
“This spray is not a replacement for a clean and safe water source,” said co-author of the study, David Tovar, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Sustainable Water.
“In fact, we think it’s a major component of a safe and effective water supply.”
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