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5 Harms of Drinking Chlorine

Throughout most of North America, we have the privilege of being able to turn on our taps and benefit from a clean and bountiful source of water

But have you ever thought about what else is flowing out of your faucet? 

To ensure that the water you receive is safe to drink - or potable - the government adds a disinfectant called chlorine. Chlorine kills harmful bacteria and other pathogens that could threaten your health. 

Unfortunately, while this disinfectant has helped provide society with safe water for centuries, chlorine itself poses a threat to our health. If a chemical has the ability to kill pathogens, it should make your question what impacts it’s having on your body. Below, we have outlined the five major harms of consuming chlorine regularly.


5 harms of drinking chlorine

1. Higher risk of developing cancer

One of the most significant risks of consuming chlorinated water is its potential to cause a higher risk of developing cancer. This fact is not surprising considering the chemical has been used for centuries as a means to disinfect and treat water. If the disinfectant is capable of eliminating pathogens in the water, consider the impact it has on your body. Published studies reveal a relation between chlorinated water and certain types of cancer. Instead of putting your health at risk, consider purchasing an affordable and alkaline filter, like the MINA Slim.

2. Cell damage

In addition to its bad taste, chlorine might also be significantly impacting the functioning of your body. Some studies have demonstrated the relation between the consumption of chlorinated water and cell damage. A study conducted in China shows the connection between liver cell damage and frequent ingestion of chlorinated water.

3. Increased risk of asthma

According to a study conducted in Belgium, drinking chlorinated water may exacerbate allergy symptoms, even in children. Likewise, showering in chlorinated water may make the problem even worse, especially for our little ones. The chlorinated steam created by the shower may be intense enough to trigger an asthma attack. So in addition to drinking filtered water, consider installing a carbon-based filter in your bath or shower, such as the Santevia Shower Filter.

4. Potential heart problems

Drinking tap water might be harder on your heart than you think. Some studies show links between drinking chlorinated water and increased risk of heart problems. Instead of drinking water straight from the tap that is treated with disinfectants, opt for clean, mineralized water like the Gravity Water System.

5. Bad taste and odour

There’s nothing worse than reaching for a glass of water and getting an overpowering waft of chlorine. When most of us smell chlorine, we think of swimming pools. It certainly isn’t appetizing to smell this disinfectant in the water we drink every day. Instead of avoiding water altogether (which has its own set of health risks), opt for clean, mineralized water with Santevia.



There’s no doubt that consuming chlorine on a daily basis will take a toll on your health. From increased risk of developing cancer to cell damage to even the bad taste and odour - we all want to find a convenient and affordable way to consume healthier water every day. The Santevia MINA Alkaline Pitcher will provide you and your family with clean, mineralized, alkaline water in just minutes. The best part of it? This new pitcher is made in Canada.