How Your Health is Negatively Affected by Chlorine in Water Throughout Your Home
Your health, as well as the health of your family, is probably one of the most important parts of your life. But what if you were told that a common ingredient in your water purification process could wreak havoc on your body? We’re talking about the chlorine in water throughout your home. You’ll even be surprised to discover that, while this natural gas aids in destroying any bacteria present in your water, it also comes with some negative health consequences when you encounter it. Today, however, the experts at Watercure USA are going to highlight some of these concerns for you and offer quality solutions.
Exposure to Chlorine in Water at Your Home
To start, let’s look at where in your home you and your loved ones might be encountering chlorine. Over 100 years ago, scientists realized how chlorine’s toxicity could be used to kill all sorts of diseases that were common in the water we regularly use. From there, a revolution was born, and by the 1950s, communities across the United States were using it to prevent serious diseases like cholera and typhoid.
What that means is that, from your family swimming pool to your tap water you drink, you’re likely coming in contact with chlorinated water. And because there can be harmful side effects to this contact, you’re at risk even in your everyday routine. Whether it’s in your daily shower or the water you use to cook, the exposure routes are all around us within our homes. You may even be breathing in chlorine gas due to how it can off-gas after being used on water sources.
The Near and Longer-term Effects of Chlorine on Your Body
Since your day is probably filled with water usage, you’re being exposed through multiple avenues, including your skin with the water you use to bathe and internally with the water you consume. What do the health concerns look like?
Immediate concerns include:
- You may get rashes due to skin that’s been stripped of its naturally occurring oils
- Your hair may take on an unhealthy appearance, in addition to feeling more brittle
- You may develop more eye infections due to how chlorine in water strips your cornea of its film
More severe and longer-lasting health effects include:
Solutions that can Help Preserve Your Health
What can you do to help prevent these negative health effects from chlorine in the water of your home? Can you just switch to water without chlorine? Unfortunately, because many communities use chlorine to purify water in Buffalo and Rochester, as well as throughout New York state and the US, a solution isn’t as simple as avoiding the chlorinated water.
However, there are several solutions you can deploy in your home to protect you and your family. First, because our Watercure USA reverse osmosis systems use high-quality carbon filters during part of the purification process, you’ll be able to enjoy cleaner water. We also offer whole house water systems that are cost effective, easy to maintain, and can include a Whole House Chlorine Filtration Package. Both these solutions can offer you peace of mind when it comes to your health and chlorine in the water of your home.
Have a question or two about how our filtration systems can help you stay health? Call (716) 946-3598 or contact us via email and we’ll be happy to answer all of them for you!