Chlorination is among the most popular water treatment processes effective at killing disease-causing contaminants in water supplies. It works by altering the pH level of the water, making it impossible for certain germs to thrive.
However, when chlorine levels in the water are too high, it could be dangerous to ingest, inhale, or come into contact with. Depending on the type of exposure, chlorine may cause these health complications:
- Respiratory – Difficulty breathing, asthma, bronchitis, fluid build-up in the lungs
- Skin and teeth – Skin burning or irritation; prolonged exposure may cause thinning of enamel
- Gastrointestinal tract – Burning lips, swelling of the throat, vomiting, bloody stool, and stomach pain
As such, it could be important to equip your household with a water dechlorinator to ensure that the water being used for bathing, washing your clothes, and cleaning your home is safe from the dangers of too much chlorine. At American Water TX, we offer quality dechlorinators that are sure to make your water safe for drinking and household use. Call us at (512) 388-0022 to learn more about our services.