Problem – Chlorine
Symptoms: Smell of chlorine coming from the tap or shower. Dry, itchy, irritated skin, hair and burning eyes. Vegatables may not be as green, and along with other foods may have a strange taste, Plants and gardens can be adversely affected and plumbing parts that are rubber can leak.
Causes:Municipalities add chlorine to the water to prevent waterborne diseases such as chloera, typhoid and the like. However, chlorine reacts with organics in the water to form disinfection by-products (DBP) such as trihalomethanes (THM). Once the water arrives at your home, the chlorine has done it's job. You don't need it or the DBP's any more.
Health Concerns: The DBP's are frequently carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and are linked to developmental disorders, liver and kidney problems and respiratory problems. Chlorine is not just ingested, but is absorbed through the skin and inhaled during showering.
Action Level: Any residual is undesirable.
Before the beginning of the Twentieth Century, two of leading causes of death in this country were cholera and typhoid, both waterborne diseases. When municipalities started chlorination, these diseases were virtually wiped-out. With chloera and tyyphoid, you were dead in a matter of days. Now, we find out that exposure to chlorinated water and it's disinfection by-products over a number of years can cause cancer.
Chlorine is an oxidizer which is commonly used to reduce organic matter or disinfect water by municipalities. Once the water has been disinfected and arrives in your home, there is no further need for the chemical, and prolonged contact can be detrimental, according to many experts.
Chlorine is objectionable for bathing and drinking in concentrations as low as .5 PPM. A swimming pool may be 2.0 to 3.0 PPM. According to the EPA, chlorine combines with organics in the water to form THM’s (trihalomethanes) which are known carcinogens.
“Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water.” - DR. LANCE WALLACE - U.S.E.P.A.
“A long hot shower can be dangerous. The toxic chemicals are inhaled in high concentrations.” - Dr. John Andelman - BOTTOM LINE
“Skin absorption of contaminant has been underestimated and ingestion may not constitute the sole or even primary route of exposure.” - Dr. Halina Brown - AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
“Showers - and to a lessor extent baths - lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in drinking water supplies than does drinking the water.” - Ian Anderson - NEW SCIENTIST
“Drinking chlorinated water may double the risk of bladder cancer, which strikes 400,000 people a year.” - IS YOUR WATER SAFE? - U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
We believe that municipalities do a wonderful job of protecting you and your family by chlorinating the water, but now in the Twenty-first Century, we have the technology available to remove the clorine. After all, drinking chlorinated water is not the primary way you are exposed to it. Inhalation and skin-absorbtion are elimianted as well with a Hybrid water softener or carbon filter.
Clean Drinking Water Is A Powerful Healing Substance!
“The Most Powerful Healing Substance Known To Man”. The human body is primarily composed of water. Water is not only beneficial but also vital to life — only oxygen is more important to human survival. Water plays an enormous role in how well our body functions.
Simply put, the more fresh water we drink, the healthier we become. Knowing all this, it never ceases to amaze us when we hear people saying they “forget” to drink water. Would these people need a reminder to breathe? Water increases not only the quality but also the length of our lives! Don’t believe it? Let’s take a closer look.
Water helps to:
Relieve/Prevent: lower back pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, headaches, migraines, asthma, allergies, colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, hypertension, cholesterol, hangovers, neck pain, muscle pain, joint pain, bloating, constipation, ulcers, low energy levels, stomach pain, confusion and disorientation.
Maintain: muscle tone, weight loss, clear and healthy skin.
Regulate: body temperature, remove toxins and wastes, cushion and lubricate joints, decrease risk of kidney stones, protect tissues, organs and the spinal cord from shock and damage.
Assist In: the digestion & absorption of food, and in transporting oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
The GREENCARB Backwashing Carbon Filter is a fully automatic backwashing carbon filtration system. It uses all NSF and FDA approved components, including the granular activated carbon (GAC). The electronic computer control cleans the GAC of accumulated contaminants while delivering clean, clear, fresh, chlorine-free water throughout your home. It also reduces chemicals, trihalomethanes (THM's), pesticides, heavy metals, tastes and odors. The electronic control center is easy to set and once set, you never have to set it again. The Fusion Backwashing Carbon Filter incorporates an automatic backwash which removes accumulated contaminants and automatically backwashes the filtration media.