Seventy years ago, 1 in 50 people could expect to get cancer in their lifetime. Today, with a multitude of new or different chemical compounds in our environment, 1 in 3 Americans, including 1 in 2 males, will become a cancer statistic! Cancer is a man-made disease, and almost completely preventable. The purity of our water is one important factor in the prevention of such degenerative diseases.
If you are on a public water system, you should seriously consider whole-house treatment for chlorine reduction (as well as hardness) for your health’s sake.
Although chlorine is the primary disinfectant used today, chloramines (chlorine and ammonia) are coming on strong because they are more robust than chlorine, but clinical studies have not determined the health impact. Regardless, many municipalities are switching to them. In your treatment decision making you may want your whole-house water filter for chloramine reduction as well.