Chlorine is a necessary evil to combat diseases caused by bacteria in municipally supplied water. However, research shows that the current chlorine levels in today’s municipal water are not ideal and have many downsides. As is the case with many chemicals, prolonged exposure can be harmful. The research has been mounting for years and the dangers of drinking, showering or cleaning with heavily chlorinated water have become very clear. An affordable water filter solution capable of removing chlorine has the potential to improve the health and lives of millions of people.
First off, “what are the effects of chlorine and why are they so bad for me?” you might ask. A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that people who regularly drink tap water with high levels of chlorine have a higher risk of developing bladder and rectal cancers than people who did not. This is believed to be caused by the chlorine in the water reacting with organic and naturally-occurring elements to form toxins called trihalomethanes (THMs). These trihalomethanes have also been linked to higher miscarriage and birth defect rates in pregnant women, according to Dr. Peter Montague of the Environmental Research Foundation. In addition to an incredible need to remove chlorine from drinking water, many people find that the chlorine affects and aggravates respiratory, asthma, bronchitis and skin conditions (dry skin, dry scalp and brittle hair) prompting many people to search for affordable ways to remove chlorine from municipal water.
With an HtruO whole house water filtration system removing more than 99% of chlorine from tap water is simple. HtruO is installed on a home’s water main at the point where municipal water enters the house. HtruO removes dirt, particulates, chlorine and chlorination by-products before the plumbing splits to any fixtures. This means that after one simple installation the entire house or apartment will receive clean, dechlorinated water.
Millions of Americans are exposed to these known carcinogens by drinking unfiltered and untreated tap water. What’s shocking and is also important to note, is that many people are exposed to these harmful chemicals by inhaling chlorinated water vapor during showers or by absorbing chlorinated water through their pores. In fact, showering is suspected as the primary cause of chloroform inhalation in nearly every reported case because of the high levels of chlorine in the water. The levels of chloroform, a known carcinogen, increase up to 100 times during a ten-minute shower in residential water according to the work of Dr. Lance Wallace from the Environmental Protection Agency.
When it comes to improving your health and the health of your loved ones filtering your water is a simple and easy first step.
Visit the HtruO Products page today and take the first step towards improving the water quality in your home.