asiabinchotan is a finely crafted form of activated charcoal also called activated carbon. By heating wood to an extremely high temperature, usually in a kiln, and slowly depriving it of oxygen, the wood becomes carbonized.
This pure form of carbon readily adsorbs or bonds with toxins, principally metals, at the molecular level. asia Charcoal has been found to be effective at reducing: LEAD, MERCURY, COPPER, ALUMINUM, URANIUM, and MOLYBDENUM to name a handful of those we tested.
As is already recommended in general for the use of asiabinchotan, the asiabinchotan sticks should be in contact with water overnight to achieve the full effect of chloramine removal.