The dangers of chlorine in the water
Chlorine is a toxic chemical by nature. If inhaled or consumed in large amounts, it can be a severe threat to human health. Still, chlorine is used in the US in drinking tap water by water supply providers and swimming pools for sanitation purposes.
Chlorine is actually a very effective disinfectant against harmful bacteria that are present in the water. While many of you might be seriously concerned about the dangerous nature of chlorine in water, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the amount of chlorine in the water for public health purposes. This means that chlorine levels in the tap water are not toxic and will likely not cause long-term effects.
But does it have any effect?
We all know chlorine is dangerous. But, as we mentioned above, because the amount of chlorine in tap water is very limited, it doesn’t risk our life at all. However, the presence of chlorine in the water we drink or swim in might have some really annoying side effects:
1. Issues with breathing
Studies claim that chlorine can cause breathing problems and enhance asthmatic symptoms due to swimming pools or showers exposure. This happens because while you’re swimming or having a shower in chlorinated water, you can breathe the chlorine, and your skin is also highly likely to absorb the chemical. Therefore, people who already have respiratory problems might have aggravated issues due to exposure to chlorinated water. At Aquabelle, we have some of the best shower filters that remove chlorine and other contaminants, protecting your health.
2. Bad taste and smell
We talked about this issue in our top ten benefits of using a water filter article. Even though the chlorine levels in tap water are low, chlorine in water sometimes causes, more often than not, a bad smell and taste, which sets off the will to drink water. As a result, people might turn to bottled water, which can hurt your pocket and the environment. A great solution to this is using our countertop heavy metal water filter, which removes chlorine, heavy metals, foul odor, and taste altogether. You will end up having fresh self-made water in your glass without spending a lot of money and effort on expensive water bottles or other beverages!
3. Congenital abnormalities
A Taiwanese study considered over 400 thousand individuals in 2008 and found that pregnant women exposed to trihalomethanes in chlorinated water gave birth to children with one to three birth anomalies, including septal defects, cleft palate, and anencephalus. So, make sure to drink filtered water!
Another great Aquabelle filter for removing chlorine (and not only) is the whole house double unit water filter, which removes chlorine, sediment and significantly reduces toxic waste found in drinking water.
Chlorine in water is not toxic. However, several studies have shown that regardless of the limited amount of chlorine present in the water, it can still cause some effects that might be a barrier to our well-being. Therefore, although chlorine is not toxic in tap water, the best solution is to eliminate any trace of it. We presented a few great water filters that work wonders in removing chlorine in this article. As a summary, our top picks for the Aqua Belle chlorine removal filters are:
- The Aquabelle shower filter is used for shower water, removing chlorine and other harmful toxins. You will see significant benefits in your skin and hair due to its comprehensive water cleaning system.
- Countertop heavy metal water filter is used for drinking tap water. It removes chlorine, heavy metals, pesticides, and foul odors/smells entirely from the water. Check the product out for more details.
- Whole house double unit water filter is installed directly at the water supply valve or point of entry, thus providing your entire house with clean and fresh water. It features a dual housing system of 20″ each. The first is the sediment prefilter F40S-20 and the advanced Aqua Belle extruded filter cartridge F40L-20 that filters out 99% of Chlorine taste and odor and other particles and impurities from your water. You may want to add the F95-20 to remove fluoride and use the multimedia (AA+KDF+GAC) filter, reducing arsenic, fluoride, heavy metals, and other common contaminants. Click on the product to find out more!