Posts Tagged ‘Chlorine’

On November 8, 2015, the City of Boca Raton Utility Services Department announced a two-week modified disinfection process was in effect. The more aggressive treatment provides additional protection against bacteria, but means drinking water will contain chlorine residue instead of the relatively weaker chloramine residue. The process will continue until Sunday, November 22, 2015. What […]

Chlorine has, for years, been the go-to solution for disinfecting public water. Thanks to such disinfectants, the United States has a fraction of the water-borne diseases seen in countries with limited access to clean water. Nature, however, is nothing if not reactive. Just as over-exposure to antibiotics has created new strains of drug-resistant “super bugs,” […]

Chlorine: Showers and Drinking Chemicals like chlorine get into our bloodstream and bodies very efficiently through shower water because the shower provides the ideal venue. The warm shower expands the skin’s pores and therefore permits a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other harmful contaminants. IT’S A CHEMICAL REACTION Because chlorine has a much […]