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Chlorine in water, what it is and how to remove it

What is Chlorine

Chlorine is, by itself, a yellow-green poisonous gas. It is an inorganic element that cannot exist by itself in nature but needs to bond to another element. The most common element being sodium, hence, sodium-chloride, or salt.

Chlorine has a corrosive effect on organic matter. Many scientific studies report that chlorinated water destroys polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E. It also destroys intestinal flora in the gut. This aids digestion of food and protects the body from harmful pathogens.

It is not uncommon for chronic skin conditions to clear up or greatly improve by removing chlorine from the water supply. These skin conditions include acne, psoriasis, seborrhea and eczema. Chlorine combines with natural organic matter such as decaying vegetation. This forms trihalomethanes (THM’s) and haloforms. These are known cancer causing substances. Chlorine is removed by the activated carbon in either the whole house systems or the drinking water units.

How to remove chlorine from water

All reverse osmosis filters will remove chlorine and the carbon filters in the wholehouse, undersink and countertop units will also remove chlorine.

For your benefit we've selected our most popular chlorine water filters below:

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