What is Activated Charcoal?
Activated charcoal is normal charcoal that has been heated in the presence of steam so as to increase its absorptive properties, creating pores which can help “trap” chemicals. It has a wide range of uses, including odor control, air and vapor filtration, water purification, soil remediation, precious metal recovery, as well as health and beauty products, making it one of the most incredibly versatile products you’ll ever encounter. Below are just a few of its amazing properties:
- Odor Control: Because of its filtration properties, charcoal (activated) can eliminate odors in the home. In place of replacing the stench with sweet, sickly, chemical smells that simply cover up stinky odors, it actually adsorbs the odor causing particles into itself, without letting go, thus eliminating odors completely.
- Air Filters: Many buy activated charcoal to purify air whether it is commercial HEPA filters, industrial vacuum sytems, or home and office portable air purifiers! Activated charcoal filters are one of the most effective types of filters on the market, giving you clean, odor free air.
- Medicinal: Activated charcoal is used to treat such diverse conditions as drug, chemical and food poisoning, reduce intestinal gas, colic in babies, Brown Recluse spider bites, or in wound dressings. Activated charcoal is rated Category I "Safe and Effective" for poisoning (FDA). Many studies have shown activated charcoal is an effective, affordable and natural alternative remedy.
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