Chlorine in drinking water, what is it and why is it there? On this page you will learn:
Chlorine is part of the bactericides family of chemicals, which are iodine, bromine, silver and ozone gas. Chlorine kills bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms along with parasites, protozoa, amoebae, cysts and algae that have a long history of causing water born disease.
Chlorine gas was used in World War One to kill thousands of troops and it left untold numbers of civilians with the after effects of having parts of their inner organs burned by the gas.
Chlorine in drinking water: Chlorine is added to municipal water supplies to kill bacteria, viruses and parasites to make the municipal water supply safe for drinking. However chlorine has been found to be ineffective in killing larger organisms like amoebae, protozoa and cysts in fact giardia cysts have been discovered in chlorinated water.
Chlorine in drinking water will have a definite adverse effect on your health; Chlorine kills good and bad bacteria alike. In your digestive system are billions of good bacteria helping with the digestion of food and maintaining a healthy digestive tract. Chlorine when it enters your body will kill as many bacteria as it can good or bad!
Steam-distilled water removes 99% toxins from your drinking water including all chlorine.
Chlorine in your water supply kills living organisms, your skin is a living organism, so what do you think it does to your skin? Have you noticed how dry and flaky your skin can be after you shower, it irritates your eyes leaves your hair dry and unmanageable with an itchy scalp.
If you take a hot steamy shower you are breathing into your lungs toxic chlorine fumes. To make matters worse chlorine aggravates the symptoms of allergy, sinus and emphysema sufferers. Clearly chlorine is detrimental to your short and long term health.
A good quality shower head filter removes most chlorine from your shower.
Before the addition of chlorine to the water supply people suffered from a host of water born diseases like, dysentery, typhoid cholera and hepatitis etc.
Chlorine is still widely used today in an attempt to keep our drinking water safe.
However looking at the growth of the multi-billion dollar a year bottled water industry.
Chlorine in drinking water is no longer the success it was.
Chlorine added to municipal water supplies has and still is having unforeseen consequences to our health and environment.
In our modern world with so many new technological breakthroughs creating all kinds of chemical by-products.
Who knows what toxic mixes are being brewed especially with something so widely used as chlorine.
One thing is known chlorine is volatile and can combine with modern day organic carbon based pollutants to form:
THMs (tri-halo-methane’s) Chlorinated hydrocarbons such as DDT, PCBs, TCE, have been linked to cancers of the bladder, pancreas, colon, liver and urinary tract along with heart disease and senility.
1. Water is boiled, killing all bacteria.
2. Steam rises, leaving behind most impurities including chlorine.
3. Steam is cooled with cooling fan.
4. Steam turns back into water through condenser coils.
5. Water drips through charcoal filter improving taste and remaining VOCs.
6. Great tasting steam-distilled water, 99% free of all impurities.