In this article we will explain why so many countries have upped their chlorine dose in your drinking water, what you can do to limit your intake and what our MD, Graham Brebner, has to say about it.
Due to the fact that many businesses have closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, overall water consumption has dropped. This means that more water than usual has been sitting stagnant in pipes for longer and water treatment plants in some areas are therefore increasing chlorine levels in the water to ensure that it stays clean and safe for longer.
This means that the water might taste slightly different, and some people may also find their skin feeling dryer after showering or hand washing. This can also cause extreme irritation in people that have Chlorine Intolerance Disorder (Chlorine Sensitivity).
The reason that many people are concerned about chlorine in drinking water is the fact that some people can be very sensitive to its taste and smell and the impact on their health. All you need to do to remove 99% of the chlorine in the water in your house is to install a water filtration system with a carbon cartridge.
When filtering water, charcoal carbon filters are the most effective at removing chlorine, particles such as sediment, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), taste and odour.
Btw. While small amounts of Chlorine are not harmful to mammals (Cats, dogs etc.) or birds. They are toxic to fish, other aquatic animals, reptiles, and amphibians. Unlike humans and other household pets, these types of animals absorb water directly into the bloodstream. Don’t keep these animals in water that contains Chlorine. Ensure that you give these pets/keep them in filtered water.
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What does Aquatiere’s MD, Graham Brebner, have to say about it?
Over the past few weeks, as many businesses have closed due to the Covid-19 crisis, in some regions of the UK, overall water consumption has dropped.
As a result, more water is lying stagnant in pipes for longer than normal, prompting water suppliers in France and other European countries to increase chlorine levels in the water, to ensure that it stays clean for longer. Although the UK has yet to take these measures, it is very likely that it will. The UK normally has one of the lowest levels of chlorine added to the water supply, but increased chlorine levels can bring its own risks. Many of our customers have CID (chlorine intolerance disorder) which can manifest in a variety of allergic reactions.
The advice is to make sure that your carbon filters are ‘in date’ and that if chlorine levels rise, to expect to have the change the filters more often than normal.
As you may be aware we as a company have reduced all of our products in light of the Covid-19 epidemic. Here are the relevant links to our carbon filters and drinking water filters.
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