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Chlorine

What is chlorine?

Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and that is used in bleaching and disinfectants. In combination with other elements it is essential to life (i.e. NaCl – sodium chloride, “salt”), but alone is poisonous.

How does chlorine get into my drinking water?

Chlorine is actually an additive that is put into water to help control microbes, most commonly in swimming pools.

What are the health effects of chlorine?

Chlorine causes eye and nose irritation and, if ingested, stomach discomfort.