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Chlorine was first recognized as a valuable chemical in treating water to purify the cholera-causing water. The disinfecting nature of chlorine not only able to curb cholera deaths, but also resulted in a sharp decline in deaths from typhoid. This tremendous success of drinking water chlorination in England, soon began in United State and spread through the entire world. Chlorination of drinking water since then had been widely used in most countries in the world due to its effectiveness at eliminating the outbreak and spread of waterborne diseases beside being the cheapest and effective way to kill and curb organic growth in the water.
However, chlorine and its byproducts are not without any negative side effect, which were eventually surfaced and threatening the general health of human being.
Chlorine by nature is a strong oxidizing agent capable of reacting with many impurities in water including ammonia, proteins, amino acids, iron, and manganese to form chloro-compounds. Chlorine also reacts with residual organic material to produce potentially carcinogenic compounds, the Trihalomethanes (THM's), chloroform, bromodichloromethane, bromoform, and chlorodibromomethane. Don't be puzzled by this scientific names and let me put it into simple layman terms.
The chemical reaction of these chlorine and its byproducts lower the pH, thus making the water more corrosive and aggressive to steel and copper pipe. When the public water supply travel through the distribution channels and reach the household, rusted particles as a result corrosion, will travel along with water and end up in our drinking water. Chlorine itself already being listed as a known poison, along with these add-on byproducts, unfiltered water undoubtedly will have an adverse effect on our body systems.
That is why you need chlorine water filter to take out chlorine and its by products to ensure the water can be safely consumed. Without the chlorine water filter, you are exposing yourself and your family to chlorine related diseases such as respiratory or asthmatic problems, skin allergies and heart arterial damage. Chlorine is defined by the U.S. EPA, as pesticide, who's sole purpose is to kill living organisms. When we consume water containing chlorine, it kills some part of us, destroying cells and tissue inside our body.
I can't stress enough how important is to have chlorine water filter installed as the general health is concerned. Even when showering, it is advisable to install chlorine water filter that can take out the chlorine. As chlorine evaporate under hot temperature and you will inhale it into your lungs, while taking your hot shower. I must remind you to choose the chlorine water filter that can effectively filter chlorine but not some chlorine water filters that only claimed to be able to purify the water by just taking out sediments. Always go for chlorine water that has been certified by a independent third party professional. Not some chlorine water manufacturer related party, unprofessional but just to help to promote their so chlorine water filter sales. Read the manual and verify the certificates of the chlorine water filter before placing your order.