When we think of the risks of having tap water in our homes, we usually think of the risks associated with drinking the city water. When we drink city water, it puts us at risk of consuming DBPs or Disinfection By-Products left over from the Chlorination process your municipality uses to clean your water. These DBPs have been shown to cause bladder cancer as well as other harmful effects such as asthma in children. Other less serious effects such as dry skin and premature aging can transpire as well.
Drinking purified water is the first step many take to ensure they do not get exposed to DBPs, but there is more you should do to take the necessary precautions against DBPs. The most exposure Americans get to DBPs comes from the shower. While showering, the chlorine in your tap water turns to gas and is inhaled. A closed space like a bathroom puts you at even more risk. A study done in 2005 shows that while showering, 33 percent of the air we breathe is chlorine gas or chloroform. Our pores on our bodies also open up in the shower due to the steam, and absorb the moisture and everything that is in it.
Our adult bodies are composed of 60 percent water. In children, the percentage is even higher. Children’s bodies can contain up to 75 percent water. We can live healthier, longer lives if the water we drink and use in our home is as pure as we can make it. Everything from our hair and skin to our bladder and lungs is affected by chlorine and DBP exposure.
The United States is one of the last modernized countries to switch from a Chorine sanitation process to a more modern one such as Ozone and Ultraviolet purification. The health risk posed by Chlorine has been known for some time. In 1994, the Clinton Administration tried to ban Chlorine and switch to more modern water cleansing techniques. Unfortunately due to cost, Chorine remains the cheapest way to purify water, and thus the most commonly used method of water purification in America. The Ozone and Ultraviolet cleansing processes are more effective at killing germs that have built up immunities to Chorine. Some bacteria that have developed immunity to Chlorine such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia can be fatal to people with compromised immune systems. A germ can never build up tolerance to Ultraviolet purification because the UV rays degrade the bacteria’s DNA, effectively killing the cell.
The way to ensure that your water is safe from Chlorine resistant bacteria as well as harmful Chorine and DBPs is to install a Life Plus System from Aqua Ultraviolet. The Life Plus System works with any water supply, from wells to public water, and attaches easily to the main water line in your home, ensuring all your water is clean and pure. The Life Plus system has two filters, one for sediment, dirt and rust residuals left from water transportation and another filter which traps Chlorine and other chemicals. The water is then passed in front of a high powered Ultraviolet light. The Ultraviolet light kills everything left in the water, making it safe to use for showering, cooking, drinking and all your other water needs. You can be sure your water is pure with Aqua Ultraviolet. For more information on the Life Plus System, visit our website at, AquaUltraviolet.com or call us toll free at 1-800-454-2725.
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