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Chlorine in your tap water: Is it safe?

Of all the chemicals added to the water systems across the world, chlorine is probably the most common. It is the universal cleansing chemical used to kill bacteria and micro-organisms that can lead to illnesses and water-borne diseases. The introduction of chlorine was revolutionary to the water industry in the UK in the late 1800s. It allowed us to properly combat diseases such as cholera and legionella. Routine levels of chlorine used in mains water supplies are now around 0.5mg/l and the World Health Organisation (WHO) states that up to 5mg/l is acceptable. There is a lot of information around based on the varying effects consumption of chlorinated water can have on your body and while the levels that exist...

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