Chlorine And Your Water

by Patti Wilson - Date: 2007-01-25 - Word Count: 272 Share This!

Here in the U.S. most municipal water facilities commonly use chlorine as part of the water purification process to kill bacteria. Chlorine kills bacterial cysts such as Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Entamoeba and Toxoplasma. Without properly treating our water with chlorine or other form of disinfection, disease would develop to epidemic proportions and many would die of dysentery, cholera and other types of waterborne disease.

The amazing fact is, as necessary as chlorine is in disinfecting our water supply, it is also considered to be detrimental to human health. When chlorine is mixed with water, . Trihalomethanes and other disinfectant byproducts are produced. Disinfectant byproducts are known to cause cancer, nervous system disorders and reproductive problems and developmental defects. Point of use drinking water filtration devices can effectively reduce chlorine, trihalomethanes and many other disinfectant byproducts.

Bathing or showering in chlorinated water is another health risk. Warm water opens the pores of the skin allowing chlorine to be absorbed. Worse yet, as we shower, chlorine gas is released. The lungs readily absorb the chorine to a high degree. This can cause problems for people with emphysema or other lung disorders. When chlorine has entered the blood stream, it puts an additional stress upon the kidneys and liver as they provide the removal process.

A solution to this problem is KDF shower filtration technology. KDF shower filters change chlorine to zinc chloride, an environmentally safe and harmless substance. Many water filtration manufacturers produce shower filters using this technology.

For more information regarding your water
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Patti Wilson
Water Consultant
St Augustine Florida
904 522 0524

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