The FDA and other US government agencies report that most homes in the US have between 2 and 44 ppb (parts per billion) of chloroform gas dissolved in their drinking water, and that nearly all US drinking water is contaminated. Homes near toxic waste sites may have as high as 1,900 ppb of chloroform gas in their water!
Worse yet, chloroform and other toxic gases dissolved in ordinary drinking water become concentrated inside a home that is sealed against the cold. In winter months, many homes turn into a gas chamber. Water pollution and the health problems it causes is the reason you should protect your home with whole home filtration.
Water Pollution from Toxic Waste Sites Widespread
A map supplied by the US National Library of Medicine shows the 1,673 toxic waste sites identified as a national priority for cleanup by the EPA. Chloroform is said to be present at elevated levels in at least 717 of the national priority sites. If you live close to a city, you are at highest risk for exposure to elevated levels of Chloroform.
Water pollution from chloroform gas, chlorine vapors, and the associated toxic byproducts like chloramines may increase your risk of asthma, airway inflammation, and respiratory allergies. Chloroform gas alone can cause dizziness, nausea, and general fatigue. Anyone with breathing problems needs whole home filtration; they will be among the most sensitive to Chlorine’s effects.
Chloroform Sources in the Home
Here are just a few sources that can release chlorine vapors into your indoor environment and contribute to poor air quality and skin problems:
- Dishwashers – Steam generates lots of chloroform
- Washing Machines –Clothes get contaminated by chlorine
- Toilets – Flushing releases chlorine vapors
- Showers – Chloroform steam becomes concentrated
Hot water from showers and dish washing releases more chlorine than cold water, but even cold water just sitting in the toilet has the potential to release vapors. Clothes that are washed in chlorinated water will emit chlorine gasses when you wear them because of your body heat. The deadly vapors will also cause rashes and other skin problems, leading to skin sensitivities in some people. There are many sources of unfiltered water in your home that release dangerous chlorine vapors, chloroform gas, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs). There is only one way to ensure your entire home is protected…
Stop Chlorine before it gets in
The Dolphin whole home filter is installed on the water supply line coming into your home. Toxic chlorine and a wide range of other gases are stopped before they can enter your home. There are many dangerous chemicals in tap water today, heavy metals such as hexavalent chromium 6, VOCs, and fluoride are just a few of the deadly toxins that have made the news recently. To be truly effective, whole home filters must be capable of addressing a very wide range of contaminants.
Charged Modified Composite Blend
Life answers the challenge with its innovative Charged Modified Composite Blend® filter media. Charge modification enables a single standard cartridge, filled with AQS® media, to filter as if there were many cartridges present! AQS filters do not require 6 or 7 or 8 or 9 or 10 or 12 etc. layers of different filter medias like many competitors do in their cartridges. The Dolphin system is highly effective against:
- Chlorine vapors, Chloroform Gas
- Heavy Metals
- Fluoride and more!
The Dolphin is lab-tested and proven effective against the widest range of water pollutants in the industry. Protect your family from Chloroform’s deadly effects with the Life’s industry-leading Dolphin Whole Home Filtration system.
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