In today’s modern society, almost ninety percent of Australian people live in urban areas. This means that most of us are drinking town water that’s laced with chlorine. Again, due to our fast paced city lifestyles, we often don’t have time to stop and think about what we are putting in our bodies; and drinking from the tap is just too convenient! But just because something is easy doesn’t mean you should continue to do it, especially when it may be impairing your wellbeing. Biopure, Water for Life are passionate about bringing healthy, chlorine water filter systems to you in an affordable and convenient manner.
What is chlorine?
Chlorine is element number 17 on the periodic table and it has many uses, from disinfecting Olympic swimming pools to sterilizing Woolloomooloo’s drinking water. Chlorine is also used in manufacturing, to produce lighter parts and components for vehicles, as well as to manufacture medicines, plastics, and textiles. So yes, this chemical element does have many great, convenient, and positive applications, but some research suggests that t’s not always good news when it comes to chlorine and its interaction with human health.
Why is chlorine in tap water?
Chlorine was first ingeniously implemented into water supplies in the late 1800s in Britain. Chlorine is used to keep human water supplies clean. This powerful chemical, disinfects water and kills germs and pathogens that hide surreptitiously in our water. The introduction of chlorine to human water supplies instantly led to an extensive reduction in the spread of disease and other water borne ailments. It is a relatively cheap chemical too. This is why this interesting little chemical is so prevalent in all water supplies throughout the developed world.
Effects of chlorine on the human body
Although chlorine is a super effective and relatively cheap disinfectant and steriliser, it is not necessarily safe for long term human consumption. Some research out of the United States suggests that the long term consumption of chlorinated water leads to a much higher risk of cancer compared to those who don’t drink chlorinated water. This is quite alarming.
Some documented issues that stem from overconsumption of chlorine include:
- Increased risk of cancer;
- Destruction of gut health and flora;
- Compromises the immune system;
- Birth defects; and
- Food allergies
Just to name a few. We could ramble on for hours about the possible links to health ailments that may be caused by chlorine consumption, but we’re sure you get the picture. Why continue to ingest a chemical that is proven to be detrimental to human wellbeing? Local governments need to add the chemical to ensure that people don’t get sick from water borne diseases, and chlorinated tap water is fine to drink on occasion. However, sustained consumption of chlorinated water is not beneficial to your health. This is why you should consider investing in a chlorine water filter, and maybe even a chlorine filter for shower.
How does a chlorine water filter help?
A chlorine water filter, helps to eliminate the chlorine from the water you’re consuming. This means that you will be consuming notably less chlorine each day. Further, think about how much time you spend in the shower, and then consider that your skin is permeable to the most things that it comes into contact with. Showering in chlorinated water means that you’re not only drinking chlorine, but your absorbing it through your skin. No wonder our bodies don’t like it. This is where a chlorine filter for shower will come in handy.
Different types of chlorine water filters
There are numerous kinds of water filter that will remove or reduce the chlorine in your tap water. At Biopure, we stock an abundant supply of filters that will achieve this purpose, most of which filter up to 99 % of chlorine from water.
Here are some of our favourite water filters that will help remove or reduce chlorine:
1. The big white whole house water filter system watermark certified chlorine removal 0.6 micron 20 x 4.5 inch
- 5 Year Warranty (Excluding Filters) 12 monthly filter replacement recommended depending on water conditions.
- Removes chemicals with high chlorine removal.
- Removes dirt and sediment.
- Watermark certified.
- Easy installation.
- 10 Year Warranty (Excluding Filters) 12 monthly replacement recommended. Conditions apply.
- Watermark certified.
- Dirt and Sediment removal.
- Superior chemical, chlorine, bacteria, virus, and heavy metal removal
- BPA free and NSF certified.
- Optional installation service available in our service area’s Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed Coast, and surrounds.
Shower filtration by Sprite is the logical addition to for ones concerned about home environmental issues including the quality of water and air in their homes.
- Free Chlorine (CI-)
- Heavy metal reduction
- Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
- Lead (Trace amounts)
- Hydrogen Sulphide (rotten egg smell)
- Iron oxide (rust water)
- Dirt, sediment
- Plus, its pH balanced
These filters suit all Sprite hand held shower hose filter systems.
If you’ve taken the time to read about chlorine, and the health risks that this naughty chemical can present, don’t just forget about it, take action and invest in your health with a chlorine water filter. Biopure, Water for Life provide many great chlorine filter products that can help you to preserve your health and wellbeing. Give us a call today to discuss your requirements with one of our water filter experts or if you already know what you’re looking for, purchase at our convenient online store.