Posts Tagged ‘chlorinated water’

As the temperatures rise, everyone looks forward to taking the plunge into a cool, refreshing pool. Swimming is a fun way to get exercise and beat the heat come summer. Immersing yourself in a pool of water seems like a no-brainer – water is the most important substance for our bodies. What possible health hazards […]

Cooking with Filtered Water

Drinking water in the US usually is free of most pathogenic microorganisms that cause serious illnesses, such as typhoid, dysentery and cholera. This largely is due to the disinfection of public water supplies with chlorine. While water chlorination eliminates most waterborne contaminants, problems remain. Disinfected but unfiltered water can contain large amounts of chlorine and […]

Showering in Chlorinated Water

Many Americans drink filtered water, which is an excellent idea. Filtered water is purer, cleaner and tastier than unfiltered water. It contains virtually no impurities, chemicals, or contaminants. But what about bath and shower water? Many American families bathe in unfiltered, chemical-laden water. They are unaware that multiple studies have found that disinfecting chemicals – […]