About Chlorine Water Contamination
What is chlorine? Chlorine is a naturally occurring element; symbol Cl, atomic number 17 on the periodic table. It’s a very dangerous toxin that has many uses, from disinfecting to bleaching. In small quantities, liquid and gas forms can be poisonous. In its gas form, chlorine is a pale green color and has a smelly odor and makes your breathing labored. In its solid form, it's more of a yellow green color. It is abundant in nature in its chloride ion form, found in many of the salts that are in the earth. Many animals, including humans, need chlorine. But there is a limit to what we can physically tolerate.
How are we exposed to chlorine? Even taking a long bath or shower increases a person's risk for chlorine exposure because chlorine can enter the body through skin absorption or through the eyes, nose, and ears.
Chlorine has long been used to disinfect our drinking water because it controls the growth of such unwelcome bacteria as E.coli and Giardia. You have to be careful to take precautions even when showering or drinking tap water. Municipalities and regional water authorities add chlorine to the water supply to remove all bacteria and harmful organisms that could make people sick. The problem with this, though, is that we are left drinking chlorine. That is not good for us either.
Is the smell and taste of your water unpleasant because of chlorine? A chlorine water filter will effectively remove unwanted chlorine, leaving your water clean and pleasant-tasting. Get a chlorine water filter – eFilterWater has several options for you!
A general, carbon-based water filter will effectively remove the unpleasant taste and odor of chlorine, leaving you with just clean, great tasting water.
We offer a large choice of drinking water systems to eliminate the chlorine from your water: countertop, under sink, ultrafiltration, active carbon water filter, undersink reverse osmosis, and countertop reverse osmosis chlorine water filter systems. If you need more assistance finding the right home water filtration system to reduce chlorine from your home's water supply, contact one of eFilterWater's Certified Water Specialists at 800-779-1340. They will be happy to assist you!