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Chlorine and Trihalomethanes (THMs)

Remove Chlorine with a<br> WH2-HF Premium 5 Micron Whole House Carbon Filter Package

Remove Chlorine with a
WH2-HF Premium 5 Micron Whole House Carbon Filter Package

MSRP: US$341
Our Price: US$219.95
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Chlorine is a powerful disinfectant commonly used in municipal water treatment plants to kill bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. Chlorine often causes unpleasant odors and taste, and many believe it is also associated with negative health effects. Chlorine can also react with organic material in the water creating chloroform, trihalomethanes (THMs) and other "chlorination disinfection by-products" (CDPs), which have been strongly linked with incidence of cancer. The level of CDPs in municipal water in the U.S.A. and Canada is regulated by the EPA and Health Canada, respectively.

A Health Canada Position Paper, Safe Drinking Water: A Public Health Challenge, states: "14-16% of bladder cancers may be attributable to water containing CDPs. There is an urgent need to resolve this ... In fact, given the prolonged exposure to CDPs and the epidemiologic evidence of associations with several cancer sites, future research may establish CDPs as the most important environmental carcinogen in terms of the number of attributable cancers per year." The paper also links CDPs with spontaneous abortions, low sperm count, birth defects, respiratory problems, and spina bifida.

In addition to ingesting chlorine in our drinking water, we are exposed to chlorine when we shower. Most people are unaware that more chlorine is absorbed through the skin during the average shower than by drinking six to eight glasses of tap water. Skin is highly permeable - it is the body's way of excreting toxins and regulating temperature. Hot showers cause the pores of the skin to dilate, allowing chlorine and other free radicals to be rapidly absorbed. The use of a simple inline shower filter can eliminate up to ninety percent of the chlorine and other harmful residue in your tap water.

Chlorine and its disinfection by-products can be removed by activated carbon filtration. KDF-55 is also very effective at converting chlorine to harmless chlorides and is commonly used in shower water filters due to its better effectiveness on heated water.

We recommend the following water treatment systems for the removal of chlorine and its disinfection by-products:

Drinking Water Systems:

ClearPlus Premium 2-Stage Under Sink Water Filter
ClearPlus Premium 2-Stage Under Sink Water Filter
US$64.95
dual stage under-sink drinking water filter featuring premium performance-validated filters

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Whole House Systems:

ecoPLUS™ Premium Whole House Filters
ecoPLUS™ Premium Whole House Filters
Starting at US$695.00
our premium long-life whole house city water filters for chlorine removal and a whole lot more - limited lifetime warranty!

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ecoPLUS™ Premium Whole House Combo Systems
ecoPLUS™ Premium Whole House Combo Systems
Starting at US$1,389.00
get our premium whole house city water filters plus our ecoTAC salt-free hard water conditioners

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Cartridge-Based Carbon
Filter Packages

Cartridge-Based Carbon <br>Filter Packages
Starting at US$157.95
economical and highly-effective option for the removal of chlorine, bad tastes and odors, and more

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ClearPlus™ Backwashable Carbon Filters
ClearPlus™ Backwashable Carbon Filters
Starting at US$571.00
long-media life and no cartridges to replace! - completed automated system for chlorine removal and more.

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ClearPlus™ Backwashable Catalytic Carbon Filters
ClearPlus™ Backwashable Catalytic Carbon Filters
Starting at US$657.00
completed automated system for chlorine removal and more - features Centaur catalytic carbon for even longer life!

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Shower Filter Systems:

April Shower Original
High Output
Shower Filter

Part# HO-WH
April Shower Original <br>High Output <br>Shower Filter
US$43.95
designed for optimal economy without sacrificing performance - 10 to 12 month cartridge life

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April Shower
Deluxe Chrome
Shower Filter

Part# APDX
April Shower <br>Deluxe Chrome <br>Shower Filter
US$83.95
a truly elegant, high end shower filter featuring a slim line cartridge with 6 mo. cartridge life

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