Gaia's Choice Chlorine Dioxide
Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Chlorine Dioxide?

    Understanding the Basics of Chlorine Dioxide

    Chlorine Dioxide is a chemical compound with the formula ClO2. It is a potent disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.


  1. How do I take this product?

    Internal usage of Gaia's Choice Chlorine Dioxide

    One of the most frequently asked questions we receive pertains to the use of our products for health-related purposes. We understand that some of our customers may be interested in using our products for health-related purposes. We recognize the interest in such applications. However, as Chlorine Dioxide Solution is not FDA-approved for such uses, We are unable to provide guidance or protocols for these applications. We strongly encourage you to conduct your own research. Thank you for your understanding.


  1. How fresh is the Chlorine Dioxide Solution (CDS) I receive from Gaia's Choice?

    Ensuring Freshness and Quality with Small Batch Production

    At Gaia's Choice, we are committed to delivering the highest quality Chlorine Dioxide products to our customers. To ensure optimal freshness, we produce our Chlorine Dioxide in small, carefully controlled batches. This approach prevents our products from sitting in storage for extended periods. Typically, our inventory turns over within a week, which means that including shipping time, the product that reaches our customers is less than two weeks from its production date. This is just one of the ways we strive to provide superior quality and service.


  1. How is Gaia's Choice Chlorine Dioxide used?

    Usage Guidelines for Gaia's Choice Chlorine Dioxide

     Our CDS is a stand alone product, & DOES NOT require any further activation, Simply add your desired amount of ML or drops to water. Our product is sold and intended to be used for water purification only and the choice of using this product in other applications is the sole responsibility of the user.


  1. Does Chlorine Dioxide expire?

    Shelf Life of Chlorine Dioxide

    Chlorine dioxide itself does not expire, but it is often stored in a solution that can degrade over time. When stored properly, chlorine dioxide solutions can last for a long time, but it will gradually lose potency. The rate at which this happens depends on the concentration of the solution and the storage conditions.


  1. What are the storage recommendations?

    Storing Chlorine Dioxide Safely

    To ensure its effectiveness, refrigerate the solution after opening. Keep it away from sources of heat and sunlight. During warm weather, do not open or unseal the solution. First, refrigerate it until its temperature is less than 50°F to prevent the gas from evaporating.


  1. Is Chlorine Dioxide safe to use?

    Safety Precautions for Chlorine Dioxide

    When used properly and in the right concentrations, Chlorine Dioxide is safe. However, it can be harmful if ingested in large amounts.


  1. How does Chlorine Dioxide kill bacteria and viruses?

    Antimicrobial Action of Chlorine Dioxide

    Chlorine Dioxide kills bacteria and viruses by disrupting the transport of nutrients across the cell wall, which inhibits the growth of the microorganism.


  1. What is the difference between Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide?

    Comparing Chlorine and Chlorine Dioxide

    While both are disinfectants, Chlorine Dioxide is more effective at lower concentrations and has a broader spectrum of biocidal activity. It also doesn't produce harmful byproducts like traditional chlorine when used for water treatment.


  1. Can Chlorine Dioxide be used for water purification?

    Water Purification with Chlorine Dioxide

    Yes, Chlorine Dioxide is often used for water purification because it is effective at killing a wide range of waterborne pathogens.


  1. Is Chlorine Dioxide harmful to the environment?

    Environmental Impact of Chlorine Dioxide

    Chlorine Dioxide breaks down into harmless byproducts and does not accumulate in the environment, making it an environmentally friendly disinfectant.


  1. Can Chlorine Dioxide be used in food processing?

    Food Processing Applications of Chlorine Dioxide

    Yes, Chlorine Dioxide is used in food processing to kill bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens that can cause foodborne illnesses.


  1. Can Chlorine Dioxide be used for air disinfection?

    Air Disinfection with Chlorine Dioxide

    Yes, Chlorine Dioxide is often used for air disinfection in settings where it's important to control the spread of airborne pathogens, such as hospitals and laboratories.