Chlorine in Tap Water – Watch How Fast It Absorbs into Your Skin
Chlorine is in 100% of municipal (city) tap water in the United States. About 22% of water districts use chloramine, a corrosive combination of chlorine and ammonia. Chlorine is a recognized carcinogen, and is known to irritate the eyes (red, itchy eyes are common), soft tissues and mucous membranes of the nose and lungs, and exacerbate allergies and asthma symptoms. The best solution is to use a high quality water filter. Things to look for when getting a water filter:
1. Made in the USA. Not just assembled, but made in the USA. This ensures the materials used are compliant with basic standards of health and safety.
— 2. Whole house filter: make sure it backwashes automatically. This is extremely important for a high quality system in order for the system to actually filter contaminants effectively and last a long time (http://www.ewswater.com/blog/non-back…). A high quality whole house filter will last a minimum of 7 years, and usually 10 years or more.
— 3. Drinking water filter: look for full-size, full bed depth filters, which are usually about 10″ tall and are packed tightly with quality filtration media to ensure the water cannot slip around and escape proper filtration. Look a 2 or 3 stage filter system. Many people do not need more than that unless you are on difficult, heavily polluted water or well water. A quality sink filter will last about 1 year before needing a filter change.
— 4. All filtration components compliant with all relevant FDA, NSF, ANSI, and California State standards and compliances.
— 5. Bonuses: look for company longevity (preferably in business for a long time under the same name), good reviews, long warranties, and no MLM schemes or water dealers. Water filtration is a serious responsibility, and is not to be taken lightly. For more helpful advice that cuts through the advertising and misinformation, please visit: http://www.ewswater.com Environmental Water Systems, Since 1987.