Water Q & A
How much chlorine in tap water is too much?
In our opinion, any chlorine in our drinking water is too much. However, the EPA guidelines allow up to 4 parts per million (ppm) of chlorine in municipal tap water. We find this allowance alarming, since a standard pool test kit shows that levels above 3 ppm are not safe to swim in! Common sense should tell us that if it is not safe to swim in, it most likely is not safe to drink. A very minimal amount of effort, especially on the internet, will yield overwhelming evidence that links chlorine to cancer, heart disease, and many other health problems. We need chlorine in water to kill bacteria, but it should be removed prior to use.