Why is chlorinated water harmful?
Chlorine is added to water to prevent breeding in it of pathogenic microorganisms. Experts say that the amount added to water chlorine is not able to inflict any noticeable harm to human health – tap water quality is strictly controlled.
To stop chlorinated tap water is not yet possible. Other, safer methods of disinfection are more expensive and often powerless against the secondary contamination that enters the water during its passage through the pipes.
It is known that some organic impurities in the water when combined with chlorine may form carcinogenic substances, but, according to experts, the danger is exaggerated – the organic impurities of water are removed for the most part during its preparation, in addition, a low concentration of chlorine does not allow to form a large number of hazardous compounds.
Many families use for drinking or cooking with bottled or filtered water, but for washing and washing continue to use ordinary water from the tap. Skin due to chlorinated water often gets dry and flaky, feeling of tightness, the hair may become more dry and brittle. Frequent ingestion of chlorinated water in the eye irritate.
Bathing in water with high chlorine content is dangerous not only for the skin. This substance evaporates easily from water, especially at high temperature. In the end, the bathroom filled with water vapor saturated with chlorine. Inhalation of these vapours adversely affect the health of the respiratory system.
How to reduce the harm to health?
If possible, it is better to put system-water purification – all coming in flat water, disinfected with chlorine under water treatment, the system will clean away impurities to soften and dechlorinate. You can also buy the filter nozzle on the shower.
If you frequently visit the pool, immediately after the exit take a shower – the chlorine in tap water usually is lower because the water in the pool is disinfected additionally. Do not swim without glasses and do not dive with open eyes, to prevent irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane of the eye.
Use emollient creams and lotions after a bath, better vitamin or hydrating.
Ensure good ventilation in the bathroom that pairs with high chlorine content faster left the room.
In young children the absorptive capacity of the skin is higher than in adults, so they chlorinated water can cause more harm. Very young children and toddlers with atopic dermatitis, it is better to bathe in boiled water or pour clean water after washing.