- Problems Associated with Ingesting Chlorine
- Problems Associated with Showering in Chlorinated Water
Water is one of the most fundamental components of the human body. Drinking enough water allows your body to function properly and stay healthy.
This video discusses the importance of drinking plenty of water each day. It also provides tips for including enough water in your daily routine and explains the benefits that consuming an adequate amount of water can provide.
Water Event can provide you with clean drinking water to help you stay hydrated and healthy. We provide water filtration systems to help purify your home’s water and can also deliver pure drinking water to your home or office. To learn more, call us today at (972) 488-8100.
Chlorine is a chemical that has been used to purify drinking water for decades. While chlorine has the ability to destroy waterborne disease pathogens, it also can cause significant health problems when consumed or used for bathing. At Water Event, we provide water filters to remove chlorine from your taps, icemaker, and showerheads. Continue reading to learn more about the hidden health dangers of the chlorine in our water.
The consumption of chlorinated water is associated with a number of negative health effects. For example, chlorine can damage the protective lining of the colon. When chlorine is exposed to organic material, such as the leaves and twigs which easily make their way into the public water system, it forms chemical compounds from a group called trihalomethanes (THMs). These compounds are carcinogenic environmental pollutants. THMs can cause damage to cells and stimulate the production of free radicals, increasing the consumer’s risk of cancer. In particular, drinking chlorinated water for an extended period of time has been linked to the development of bladder and colon cancer.
Showering with chlorinated water can cause several problems for your skin. Chlorine removes the natural oils and vitamin E from your skin, causing your skin to become dry and leading to cracks and wrinkles. Spending time in chlorinated water while bathing or swimming has also been associated with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. The production of free radicals, which is stimulated by THMs, can also accelerate aging and increase the risk of cancer. In addition, it is possible to absorb chlorine and inhale chloroform, a type of THM, while bathing in hot water. In fact, the amount of THMs in a person’s bloodstream tends to be highest after showering with unfiltered chlorinated water.
Placing water filters on your showerheads and water taps can help reduce the amount of chlorine that you and your family are exposed to. To learn more about the dangers of chlorine in water or to find out about our water filters, call Water Event today at (972) 488-8100.
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