Fluoride & Chlorine In Your Water: The Harmful Effects Both Have on the Human Body
Your drinking water could be damaging your family's health.
The chlorine and fluoride added to tap water in most municipalities are not always very good for you.
What are the harmful effects of chlorine and fluoride on the human body and how can you protect your family?
Chlorine in Your Water
The leading contaminant in drinking water is chlorine. It’s typically added to water to kill off dangerous waterborne pathogens and microorganisms. However it does not do so without any side effects. Chlorine is naturally occurring but even small amounts of chlorine can be poisonous. Since the 1800s this substance has been used to clean water because it is the cheapest method to do so. Drinking a glass of tap water filled with chlorine is no different from drinking a glass of tap water filled with bleach.
What Could Happen?
The side effects of chlorine consumption include:
- Increased risk of colon cancer in laboratory animals
- Increased risk of asthma attacks especially in children
- Tissue and cell damage
- Heart problems
Fluoride in Your Water
Fluoride is added to tap water because numerous research studies have shown that it decreases the amount of tooth decay in the surrounding population. However while it does reduce the chance of tooth decay it can increase the chance of other major health issues occurring.
What Could Happen?
The most notable side effects of fluoride consumption include:
- Dental fluorosis or small white streaks on tooth enamel
- A bone disease (skeletal fluorosis) that can result in serious pain and joint damage
- Thyroid problems
- Neurological damage if exposed before birth
- High blood pressure
- Reproductive issues
Protect Your Family with Help from Mid-Atlantic Water
Reverse osmosis filters are one of the best tools for removing chlorine and fluoride from water.
Mid-Atlantic Water stocks the MAW-50 Reverse Osmosis System with a convenient 3.2-gallon holding tank as well as a Non-Backwashing Carbon Filter that is only 13” in diameter and doesn't need a drain or electrical connection.
After filtration your home’s water supply will be free from lead nitrates chemicals like chlorine and fluoride bacteria radium Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and more. The finished product is the same high-quality and great tasting water that you would purchase at the grocery store.
Not sure this system is the right fit?
Don’t hesitate to contact us about our other filtration options. If you are ready to purchase a new system or upgrade the water purification systems that you use in your home or business give Mid-Atlantic Water a call today at 800-460-5810.