Chlorination and Chloromine,
Chemicals in your water
How do we get rid of germs in water?
What are they? What do they do?
+Has put an end to many people struggling to afford clean water by enabling us to make drinkable water widely available.
+Also prepares water for our bathing, washing and swimming needs.
E.coli organism, found in untreated water.
Chlorinating water in third world countries.
Pools and hot tubs often have chlorine or chloromine.
-Chloromines have been known to cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation in high doses. Trichloramine and Dichloramine (toxic byproducts) have caused problems at many poorly ventilated swimming area.
-Can effect copper or lead pipes to cause poisoning or changes in water purity. Many people need to contact help to see if they are suceptible.
In the future...
The materials we use:
-Water filtering systems, such as ones that create floc.
-The engineering and input from chemists.