was implicated in Alzheimer's many years ago because there were some cases where high levels of aluminum
were found in Alzheimer's patients. Well, correlation isn't causation! And, that theory is no longer believed. But the urban legend lives on.
There are a bunch of threads on the board about using peroxide as a disinfectant. Here are a few of them.
Fresh Water Tank Cleaning
Purification of Water Tanks
Hot Water Stinks
I'm getting about ready for a major cleaning
of my freshwater system and have been looking for food
grade (35%) hydrogen peroxide on the internet
. It's definitely available by mail. At that concentration, I'd be pretty careful in handling it. Wear rubber gloves, long sleeves, goggles. One good thing about hydrogen peroxide is that the final products, after cleaning
are water and oxygen (in very small amounts so not dangerous unless you are trying to make rocket fuel
in your closet). There is a potential for some oxidation of rubber parts
in the system but I doubt if it's serious. In any case, chlorine bleach is pretty rough on rubber, too.
Peggy Hall (The Headmistress) is the source of all information about marine
water systems!! Here's a link to an old version of her advice. There is some discussion of whether she still approves of this link.
the boatbuilding.community - Marine Sanitation: Fact vs. Folklore
And here's another link to one that she wrote in 2003.
And finally, you can purchase
Amazon.com: Get Rid of Boat Odors: A Boat Owners Guide to Marine Sanitation Systems and Other Sources of Aggravation and Odor (9781892399151): Peggie Hall: Books
Get Rid of Boat Odors
If anyone has read it or has a copy, I'd like to get a review. I'm thinking of buying