Negative Effects of Chlorine in Drinking Water
People do not worry about the possibility of chlorine in their drinking water and how the chlorine can affect them. All municipal water has to be chlorinated, so that the chlorine can kill bacteria.
Unless you have a filtration system in your home, there will not only be chlorine in your drinking water, but in your shower as well. You may not know it, but when you shower with unfiltered water, you are bringing the same effect of swimming in a pool to your body.
This is due to the fact that chlorinated water reduces the oils that are naturally produced in your skin and hair; therefore drying them both out. When you take a hot shower, the steam opens up your pores. When your pores are open, your skin absorbs more water which lets in 50% more chlorine than what you would get with drinking a glass of the same water. What is worse than your pores opening is inhaling the steam in the shower. Chemicals in steam vaporize faster than water, so the chlorine that is inhaled through steam is directed straight to your bloodstream.
Water that has chlorine in it can also increase the risk of gaining respiratory problems, asthma, bronchitis, and cancer. In order to avoid these potentially dangerous health effects, shop around and purchase a whole house water filtration system for city water and have it installed today. You’ll be glad you did!