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What are the harms of residual chlorine

by:BOQU     2023-04-05
Residual chlorine is a substance that exists more in tap water. Of course, this substance is not a healthy substance for the human body, but a substance that will cause certain harm to people's health. The biggest hazard of residual chlorine is that it can cause people to develop cancer, so when using tap water, be careful of residual chlorine. 1. Residual chlorine is very harmful to the human body. It can irritate the eyes, nose, and respiratory tract above the throat, etc., causing acute pulmonary edema. When the concentration is high, it can paralyze the nerves in the central area of ​​breathing. Long-term inhalation of low concentrations of chlorine can cause chronic poisoning. Chlorine, when added to water, can bleach your skin, peel off layers of skin and develop allergies. Chlorine produces carcinogens when heated. 2. What is the impact of tap water containing residual chlorine on washing vegetables and fruits? Chlorine will destroy vegetables, fruits, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in grains, seriously affecting the absorption of nutrients by the human body. 3. What are the dangers of taking a bath with water containing residual chlorine for a long time? Taking a bath with tap water containing residual chlorine, 40% of the total amount of chlorine in the bathroom is inhaled through the respiratory tract, and 30% is absorbed by the skin, which is the chlorine that enters the human body through drinking 6 to 8 times of that, mild cases will produce itching, and severe cases will increase the risk of cancer by 30%. 4. Boiling tap water is more harmful. After the tap water is boiled, the organic decay in the water will produce carcinogens. If the residual chlorine cannot be removed, the carcinogens in the human body will increase by 3 to 4 times after the coffee, tea, and soup we drink every day are heated. 5. The harm of residual chlorine to children When bathing children with tap water, chlorine will cause dryness, breakage and bifurcation of hair, bleaching of skin, peeling of skin layers and allergies. When chlorine interacts with organic matter such as sweat, it is easy to cause nitrogen trichloride in the surrounding air, which can easily damage the eyes and throat. After chlorine is inhaled into the lungs through the respiratory tract, it will damage the respiratory cells and easily lead to asthma and emphysema. 6. Effects of residual chlorine on pregnant women Long-term drinking of tap water containing residual chlorine by pregnant women will affect the growth of fetal heart and lungs. It may also cause arrhythmia and pulmonary dysfunction in newborns. 7. The harm of residual chlorine to the elderly can lead to atherosclerosis, heart disease, bladder cancer, liver cancer, rectal cancer, high blood pressure and so on. 8. Long-term drinking of water containing residual chlorine can cause diseases such as heart disease, coronary atherosclerosis, anemia, bladder cancer, liver cancer, rectal cancer, high blood pressure and allergies.
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