ALKALINE WATER IONIZERS: THE FIRST STEPS
After 1950, scientists from Japanese universities discovered a way to obtain water with the same characteristics through electrolysis . Large alkaline water ionizers
were built in collaboration with the Japanese government.
IONIZED ALKALINE WATER AS A MEDICAL THERAPY IN JAPAN
L ' alkaline ionized water began to be used in Japanese hospitals and in 1966, the Ministry of Health approved it as a medical therapy .
IONIZED ALKALINE WATER AS A MEDICAL THERAPY IN KOREA
Later the South Korean government also recognized the alkaline water ionizer as a medical device .
FDA APPROVAL IN THE UNITED STATES
Homemade models of alkaline water ionizers starting from those built in Korea, were presented in the United States in 1985. In 1986 a toxicity test was conducted by a laboratory in Los Angeles according to specific methods approved by the FDA; the tests revealed no toxicity . From that moment alkaline water ionizers began to spread in the United States.