Snake-oil salesmen are still apparently alive and well. “Dr.” Benjamin Johnson and his Osmosis Skin Care and Harmonized Water companies claim to use radio waves from a machine called the “Harmonizer” to imprint amazing abilities into ordinary water. Unfortunately, the State of Iowa and its Attorney General Thomas Miller are not impressed by Johnson’s products.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Miller says that, “Johnson claims that ingesting his water can protect against cancer-causing UV rays, repel mosquitos that might carry the Zika virus, protect the body from pathogens, cure acne, reverse the aging process, and perform various other near-miraculous feats.”
The suit also notes that Johnson was stripped of his Colorado medical license in 2001 after falsely advertising a painless laser hair removal treatment.