Chlorine is a bleaching agent that is best known for keeping our pools clean and safe to swim in. What most people don’t know is that chlorine is also used to treat our drinking and bathing water as well and a small amount of chlorine is required by the EPA to disinfect our water. We can all agree that the benefits of chlorine are extremely necessary to keep our population from the dangers of a waterborne epidemic. While small amounts of chlorine are necessary for our safety, large amounts of chlorine could do much more harm than good. There are 3 major areas that chlorine can affect your daily life at home and why you may want to look for a solution such as Whole House Water Filtration, Water Softener, or Reverse Osmosis.
Not only are large amounts of chlorine proven to affect your skin and overall complexion negatively, it also affects your hair color, texture, and moisture levels. Spending a lot of money at the salon to achieve that perfect shade of blonde? You can watch it go down the drain if your water contains high levels of unnecessary chlorine. Spending money on dermatologist appointments and fancy face wash and not seeing the results you’re hoping for? The amount of chlorine in your water could be causing a breakout, dryness, or other irritation. When bathing, you’re not only absorbing what is in your water through your skin, you are also inhaling it which has been proven to be very harmful when exposed daily.
Consumption: Drinking Water and Cooking
Everyone knows the old saying, “You are what you eat.” Having clean, quality water to drink and to cook with is vital for your overall health and wellness. Many believe that by simply boiling water for 15 minutes all chemicals and impurities evaporate, leaving you with clean water. Unfortunately, even when water is boiled and chlorine evaporates, chloramine (also known as monochloramine) is much more difficult to eliminate andusually remains in water and can be very unhealthy to digest.
Since chlorine is a bleaching agent and a disinfectant, you may think this one isn’t a big deal but actually high levels of chlorine can damage the fibers of your clothing, compromise softness, and even raise your electric bill. (Check out our new Ozone DetergentLess Laundry for a chemical free solution)
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