Chlorine in Water


Source of Chlorine in Water: Chlorine (Cl) was first used as a disinfectant for water supplies in the early twentieth century. Its use has almost completely eliminated the presence of cholera and typhoid in North America and Europe. (For an explanation on the use of chlorine click here for a recent NY Times article.) Water municipalities continue to use it as a successful disinfectant of e. coli as well. While chlorine has excellent disinfecting powers, its reaction creates disinfection by products (DBPs) including the dangerous carcinogens trihalomethanes and chloroform. Chlorine may be effective at the municipal plant for disinfecting water, but it should be removed at the water's point of entry. 

Food Allergies Linked to dichlorophenols in drinking waterSymptoms of Chlorine: Water that has chlorine in it will taint food and beverages that are cooked or made with this water. It can make soups and vegetables taste off. This water may also have an unpleasant odor. Chlorine can also lower the pH in the water making it more corrosive and aggressive to steel and copper piping. Exposure to chlorine can cause dry, itchy skin. Some studies have shown that exposure to chlorine in water in showers or at the pool can increase the risk of developing asthma. Long-term exposure can lead to elevated blood cholesterol and the development of bladder cancer. 

Filtration Solutions for Chlorine: If you are concerned about the presence of the chlorine in your water, there are several options for reducing its harmful effects. Activated carbon water filters and reverse osmosis filtration systems will reduce chlorine in tap water. We offer filters for the shower or bath, which will reduce exposure and protect from harmful side effects that can occur from breathing in the water vapors. Not sure if you need a whole house filtration system or a simple shower filter? One of our test kits can easily alert you to the presence and amount of chlorine in your water.
Chlorine in Tap Water


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eXact Micro Strips - Chlorine Free (100/bottle)eXact Micro Strips - Chlorine Free (100/bottle)
Part Number: 486637
  • TESTS FOR: free chlorine
  • Compatible with the eXact® Micro 7+ Pool/Spa KIT and other micro meters
  • Number of Tests: 100
  • Test Type: Bromine, Chlorine, Chlorine Dioxide, Iodine, Permanganate
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ITS Complete Home Water Test KitComplete Home Water Test Kit
Part Number: 481199
ITS Complete Home Water Test Kit: ITS Complete Home Water Test Kit is the first kit that lives up to its name at a significant savings over a typical laboratory cost of $350 and up. Measuring for bacteria, nitrates, nitrites, hydrogen sulfide,...
  • Number of Tests: 2
  • Test Type: Alkalinity, Bacteria, Chlorine, Copper, Nitrates, Nitrites, pH, Total Hardness
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Neo-Pure TL1 Twist Lock Undersink Drinking Water SystemNeo-Pure TL1 Twist Lock Undersink Drinking Water System
Part Number: TL1CTOX6C
  • Applications: Drinking Water System
  • Contaminants Reduced: Bad Odors, Bad Taste, Chloramine, Chlorine, Cysts, Lead, Mercury, MTBE, Particulate Class I, Sediment, Turbidity (cloudiness), Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)
  • Filter Capacity: 620 Gallons
  • Flow Rate: 1.25 gpm
  • Origin: USA
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PURA Deluxe QCRO 4 Stage Quick Change Reverse Osmosis SystemPURA Deluxe QCRO 4 Stage Quick Change Reverse Osmosis System
Part Number: 940465
Alternate Part Number: 1340302-60-D
  • 50 Gallon Per Day RO System
  • Sanitary Quick Change Filters
  • Includes designer chrome lead-free air gap faucet (FCT-888AG)
  • Quick Connect fittings
  • JG Angle Stop Adapter
  • 4.5 Gallon Powder Coated Tank
  • System Production: 50 GPD
  • Filter Type: Quick Change Cartridge
  • Certifications: Certified by WQA to NSF/ANSI Standard 58
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PurTest Complete Home Water Test KitPurTest Complete Home Water Test Kit
Part Number: PT-777
PurTest Complete Home Water Test Kit Features: The PurTest HOME WATER ANALYSIS KIT contains: 1 bacteria test 1 pesticide test (atrazine and simazine)* 2 nitrate tests 2 nitrite tests 2 iron tests 2 hardness tests 2 chlorine tests 2 copper tests 2...View Details
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Rainshow'r CQ-1000 Dechlorinating Shower FilterRainshow'r CQ-1000 Dechlorinating Shower Filter
Part Number: CQ-1000-NH
  • Dimensions: 3" x 4-3/4"
  • Housing Material: ABS
  • 1 oz Crystal
  • Filter Application: Chlorine/Taste/Odor
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Outer Diameter: 3"
  • Filter Media: KDF-55
  • Certifications: WQA Gold Seal
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Culligan WSH-C125 Wall-mount Filtered Shower HeadCulligan Wall-mount Filtered Shower Head WSH-C125
Part Number: WSH-C125
Alternate Part Number: 158680
  • Polished Chrome Plated Polypropylene
  • 5 spray settings
  • Wall-mount allows for isolated muscle massage
  • KDF Filter Reduces Chlorine, Sulfur & Scale
  • Attaches easily with no tools
  • NSF standard 177 Certified
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Doulton W9330957 HIP Complete UnderCounter w/ Ultracarb CandleHIP W9330957 UnderCounter System w/ Ultracarb Candle
Part Number: W9330957
Alternate Part Number: W9330962, W9330958, MT660
The Doulton Model HIP Complete Under-Counter Filtration System Package The Doulton HIP/DIY is a complete under-sink filtration system package. With the included Doulton UltraCarb candle, this four-stage system removes bad taste, odor, particulate...
  • Applications: Drinking Water System
  • Contaminants Reduced: Cysts, Sediment, Turbidity (cloudiness)
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Gard'n Gro GG-2010 Garden Dechlorinator Water Filter SystemGard'n Gro GG-2010 Garden Dechlorinator Water Filter System
Part Number: GG-2010
Alternate Part Number: GG-100
  • Molded in UV resistant polypropylene
  • Stimulates plant growth
  • Reduces harsh toxic effect of chlorine
  • Great for organic farmers
  • Filter Application: Chlorine/Taste/Odor
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Capacity: 20,000 to 30,000 Gallons
  • Filter Media: KDF-55
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Neo-Pure K-NPDWS Quick Change Drinking Water SystemNeo-Pure K-NPDWS Quick Change Drinking Water System
Part Number: K-NPDWS
  • Single cartridge system
  • For Undercounter drinking water system
  • INCLUDES angle stop adapter
  • Applications: Drinking Water System
  • Contaminants Reduced: Bad Odors, Bad Taste, Chlorine, Cysts, Lead, Sediment
  • Filter Capacity: 1250 Gallons
  • Flow Rate: 0.50 gpm
  • Origin: Contains USA and foreign made components
  • Certifications: Filter cartridge (not entire system) certified to NSF 42 and 53
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Pentek RO-2550 4-Stage 50 GPD NSF Certified Reverse Osmosis SystemPentair Water RO-2550 4-Stage 50 GPD NSF Certified Reverse Osmosis System
Part Number: 161079
  • NSF/ANSI Certified Standard 58
  • Residential Point of Use Drinking Water System
  • Under the sink installation
  • 50 Gallon Per Day Thin Film Composite Membrane
  • High Capacity filters that reduce chlorine taste and odor
  • Includes Chrome Air Gap Faucet
  • Great tasting water for drinking and cooking
  • System Type: 4 Stage
  • System Production: 50 GPD
  • Filter Type: Drop-in Cartridge
  • Certifications: NSF/ANSI 58
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