How Safe Are Water Disinfection Chemicals?

Sunday, March 24, 2013 - by Water2Drink

If you live in or near a city, very likely you are on "city water." That is, your water is treated and disinfected at a central location and then distributed to homes and businesses. The principal tools central water authorities use to disinfect water are chlorine and chloramine. But do you know the health trade-offs that are at stake for you and your family?

A recent article published by the Environmental Working Group titled "Water Treatment Contaminants: Forgotten Toxics in American Water" is a must-read. The article goes into detail explaining the compromises water authorities must make in choosing a disinfection solution -- compromises that affect your health. As always, the solution for you to mitigate the risks is to use a high quality drinking water filter at the point of use.

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