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Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide Frequently Asked Questions

What is natural DHP?

What is LAMS DHP?

What does LAMS DHP do?

Does LAMS DHP disinfect all types of germs?

How fast does LAMS DHP disinfect?

How do my lungs make and use DHP?

How does LAMS DHP technology make and use DHP?

How much hydrogen peroxide do I have in my lungs?

How much hydrogen peroxide does LAMS DHP technology make?

Is LAMS DHP safe to breathe?

How can such a small amount of hydrogen peroxide be effective at disinfecting germs?

Why is it easier to disinfect dry germs with dry DHP?

Bottled hydrogen peroxide solutions are much stronger, aren’t they?

Is the hydrogen peroxide fog safe to breathe, like LAMS DHP?

Is there a safety limit for hydrogen peroxide?

Does LAMS DHP exceed the hydrogen peroxide safety limit?

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What is natural DHP?

DHP is Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide, a natural germ-killing substance that our own lungs make and use to prevent infection.  In fact, every time we exhale, we exhale a little bit of hydrogen peroxide.

What is LAMS DHP?

LAMS DHP is also Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide, made by LAMS DHP technology and released into the air to disinfect the air and all surfaces in contact with the air.

What does LAMS DHP do?

LAMS DHP mixes with and becomes part of the air. As germs float through the air, they encounter the DHP and are disinfected by it. The LAMS DHP in the air also constantly disinfects germs contaminating the surfaces of furniture, appliances, and other objects in the room. LAMS DHP can also go anywhere the air can go, penetrating into cracks and crevices where germs hide and grow.

Does LAMS DHP disinfect all types of germs?

Yes, LAMS DHP can disinfect any type of germ that hydrogen peroxide solutions can disinfect, including viruses, bacteria, molds, and mildew. DHP disinfects more slowly, but it disinfects continuously, and it disinfects everywhere in the room at the same time. With every minute that passes, DHP disinfects more germs.

How fast does LAMS DHP disinfect?

In accredited Lab testing LAMS DHP disinfected:

99.8% of H1N1 virus in the first sixty minutes, or 18,629 flu viruses per square inch per minute.
95.15% of MRSA bacteria (staph) in the first six hours, or 1,485 staph bacteria per square inch per minute.

How do my lungs make and use DHP?

Our lungs have enzymes that make hydrogen peroxide from water and oxygen. Our lungs also have enzymes that use the hydrogen peroxide to create an antimicrobial compound that is part of our respiratory defense system. The enzymes regulate the amount of hydrogen peroxide in our lungs, making sure that there is not too much or too little at any time.

How does LAMS DHP technology make and use DHP?

LAMS technology uses a catalytic reactor to make hydrogen peroxide from humidity (water) and oxygen in the air. LAMS DHP technology releases small amounts of DHP in the air where it disinfects germs in the air, and on all surfaces that the air touches.

How much hydrogen peroxide do I have in my lungs?

Healthy adults can have up to 60,000 molecules of hydrogen peroxide per cubic micron of lung moisture. A cubic micron is a “box” of space just big enough to hold a single bacterium.

How much hydrogen peroxide does LAMS DHP technology make?

LAMS DHP technology continuously makes enough hydrogen peroxide to put between 5 and 25 molecules of hydrogen peroxide in each cubic micron of air. This is hundreds to thousands of times less than we have in each cubic micron of lung moisture.

Is LAMS DHP safe to breathe?

Yes, because LAMS DHP is hundreds to thousands of times less per cubic micron than the amount we naturally have in our lungs, it is easily regulated by the enzymes in our lungs in the same way that they regulate the natural DHP produced by our lungs. LAMS DHP technology is also free of ozone.

How can such a small amount of hydrogen peroxide be effective at disinfecting germs?

LAMS DHP is made from humidity (water) and oxygen, but it is not made from liquid water or mixed with liquid water. LAMS DHP is the driest form of hydrogen peroxide possible, which makes it easier to disinfect dry germs in the air and on surfaces.

Why is it easier to disinfect dry germs with dry DHP?

Germs need water from the environment in order to live, and have special places on their bodies that draw water from around them when they need it. Hydrogen peroxide attacks germs at these places where they draw water from the environment to disinfect them, but when the germs are wet, the water gets in the way and slows down or blocks the hydrogen peroxide. The less water on a germ, or the less water that is mixed with the hydrogen peroxide, the drier the germ is and the drier the hydrogen peroxide is. When they are both dry, it is much easier to disinfect germs with DHP. Also, some germs have enzymes to protect them from hydrogen peroxide, but these need water to work properly and do not work well when they are dry.

Bottled hydrogen peroxide solutions are much stronger, aren’t they?

Yes, they are. When you mix hydrogen peroxide with water, you have to use a lot more hydrogen peroxide to disinfect germs, because the water blocks the hydrogen peroxide and it helps the enzymes on the germ protect it from hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide solution you can buy in a drug store is 3% hydrogen peroxide, about 3 parts hydrogen peroxide for every 97 parts water. In hospitals they sometimes use 30% or 50% hydrogen peroxide solutions to create a fog of hydrogen peroxide droplets to disinfect rooms.

Is the hydrogen peroxide fog safe to breathe, like LAMS DHP?

No, it is not. The droplets in a hydrogen peroxide fog contain hundreds of millions of hydrogen peroxide molecules per cubic micron. This is millions of times more per cubic micron than LAMS DHP and thousands of times more than the natural DHP made and used by our lungs. The droplets in a hydrogen peroxide fog have much more hydrogen peroxide than the enzymes in our lungs can handle.

Is there a safety limit for hydrogen peroxide?

Yes, it is 1 part per million (time weighted average over 40 hours), established for hydrogen peroxide vapor (fog).

Does LAMS DHP exceed the hydrogen peroxide safety limit?

No, it does not. LAMS DHP operates at less than 1 part per million, and puts hundreds to thousands of times less hydrogen peroxide in each cubic micron of air than the amount of natural DHP found in each cubic micron of lung moisture.



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