Posts Tagged ‘Chlorine’

What Your Salt Softener Company Isn't Telling You

Why did you buy a water softener? Chances are you’d either read about or experienced the negative effects of hard water. Scale buildup leaves residue on your water heater, appliances, and on your plumbing fixtures. Soaps and detergents become less effective. The high count of minerals in your drinking water caused multiple problems, and you […]

Irritant Dermatitis: Could Chlorine Be the Culprit?

Most of us have probably had a rash or allergic reaction at some point in our lives. Whether you fell into a thicket of poison ivy or found out the hard way that you’re allergic to certain types of makeup, you may have felt the wrath of a terrible rash and the inconveniences associated with […]

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 […]