Why does my water smells like chlorine?
Many people will complain that their drinking water smells like a swimming pool. This is because chlorine, chloramine and other disinfectants are added to drinking water to kill any germs or bacteria. Before water treatment guidelines were put in place, deaths from contracting illnesses, such as cholera and typhoid, from drinking water were extremely high.
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Chlorine is the most commonly used drinking water disinfectant. Chlorine is highly effective and cost-effective disinfectant. It is used to kill disease-causing bacteria and viruses that can grow in water supply reservoirs, water mains and storage tanks. Almost all water systems that disinfect their water use a type of chlorine-based process. Although chlorine is the most commonly used disinfectant, it can pose definite health risks. Chlorine has been linked to bladder, rectal and breast cancer. Studies also indicate that it is not just drinking water that should concern you, but absorbing these disinfectants through your lungs or skin in a shower or bath is also a possibility.
Chloramines are disinfectants used to treat drinking water. Chloramines are used as a secondary disinfectant in many water distribution systems for the purpose of providing a longer lasting water treatment. Most commonly, ammonia is added to chlorine and chloramines are formed. Many health issues have also been linked to chloramine in drinking water such as digestive problems, respiratory issues, mouth ulcers, and dermatological disorders. Chloramine also corrodes many types of household plumbing.
When chlorine and chloramine are used to treat water, they may react with naturally present acids, amino acids and other natural organic matter to produce a range of disinfection by-products (DBPs). DBPs include trihalomethanes (THMs), haloacetic acids (HAAs), haloacetonitriles (HANs), and MX. THMs and HAAs are most frequently found in chlorinated drinking water. Like with chlorine and chloramine, DBPs are linked to health risks. Studies have found a correlation between DBPs in drinking water and cancer, birth defects, reproductive health effects and kidney and liver damage.
What is my solution?
Are you tired of thinking you’re at a swimming pool everytime you go for a glass of water? Our filtration systems are the answer for you. Our high quality carbon activated filtration systems will do the job of balancing out the scent. At Angel Water Inc. we are committed to a product of the highest quality that is best for your family, the environment, and your peace of mind.
Call Angel Water Inc. in Barrington at 847-382-7800 to have your water tested today!
Angel Water Inc.
214 S Hager Ave
Barrington, IL 60010