Chlorine has been used to disinfect our water for over 100 years.
The good news is that chlorine has done a good job in killing off most of the bad bacteria in our water supply. In fact, without chlorine millions of people would get sick or even die from devastating infections such as cholera and other water borne diseases.
However, past and current studies have showed that exposure to the chlorine in our tap water at home may have long term health effects. In the 1970's, scientists discovered that when chlorine is added to water it forms trihalomethanes (THMs), being correlated to the exposure of chlorine from our tap water.
The President's Council on Environmental Quality states that "there is increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and the consumption of chlorinated drinking water".Below are a few excerpts from water experts and researchers regarding chlorine:
"Cancer risks among people using chlorinated water is as much as 93 percent higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine," according to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality.
"One common factor among women with breast cancer is that they all have 50- 60 percent higher levels of chlorinated by-products (THMs) in their fat tissues than women without breast cancer," according to the BreastCancerfund.org.
Long term drinking of chlorinated water appears to increase a person's risk of developing bladder cancer as much as “80 percent”—as documented in a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
"Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water," EPA Dr. Lance Wallace.
Unfortunately chlorine doesn't know the difference between killing bad bacteria versus the good bacteria. "When we consume water containing chlorine, it kills some part of us, destroying cells and tissues inside our body. Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times". Dr. Robert Carlson, University of Minnesota researcher.
After recognizing the dangers inherent in our water tainted with chlorine, removing it is the only rational course of action.
Using the Hague H3500 Reverse Osmosis System is a guaranteed way to remove chlorine, industrial pollutants and other toxins from your drinking and cooking water.
The H3500 delivers quality life support water that is essential to good health and well-being.
Ideally, chlorine removal should extend to more than just drinking and cooking water. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and it will absorb heavy doses of chlorine in a toxic environment.
Showering, bathing results in continued undesirable exposure to chlorine. In fact, your body absorbs more chlorine in a 10 minute hot shower than it does drinking 8 glasses of chlorinated water.
Evaporation from heat and direct contact with chlorinated water result in absorption via skin cells and the lungs.
Fortunately, we offer the Watermax which is a whole home water filtration system that effectively removes the chlorine from your shower and bath faucets.
Overall, removing chlorine from your water is a strong investment for your health and well-being. It is the start of providing Better Water for Life for you and your family.