How Much Is Too Much?
The existence of chlorine in drinking water isn’t as uncommon as you may think. Frequently used by municipal water treatment facilities to kill bacteria, it is estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency that over 65% of all community water systems use chlorine to disinfect their water.
Yet, the Environmental Defense Fun cites chlorine in drinking water as one of the most toxic, and potentially cancer-causing, chemicals. Why?
Trace amounts of chlorine (that is, up to 4 milligrams per liter) are considered by the EPA as perfectly safe, with no harmful health effects to be expected. However, some people are more sensitive to chlorine than others. Further, the U.S. General Accounting Office has reported that up to 75% of water treatment plants in the United States may have deficiencies, leading to unsafe water being delivered to both homes and commercial facilities.
While the use of chlorine has been shown to reduce the risk of infectious disease due to waterborne pathogens, a number of recent epidemiological studies reveal a link between water chlorination and an increased risk for certain types of cancer.
Capital Well Clean Water Center Can Help
Whether your water is delivered from a municipal treatment center or a private well, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services also recommends annual water testing for excessive levels of chlorine as well as a number of contaminants, including radon, arsenic, coliform, and others.
The professionals at Capital Well are committed to helping you enjoy the cleanest, purest water possible. To that end, not only do we provide water testing services you can rely on, but top of the line water treatment services as well. As a certified installer of Evolve’s state-of-the-art water treatment systems, our team helps ensure residential and commercial customers water that is both clear and clean. Let us show you which water treatment system is right for you.
And with over 30 years’ experience providing trusted, reliable water services to New Hampshire and beyond, the team at Capital Well Clean Water Center can ensure you’re in good hands.
Test for Excessive Chlorine Levels in Your Water!
Schedule a water test today to keep your water safe and healthy for you and your family. Call (800) 924-1192!