Chlorine is added to water to destroy harmful bacteria. The safety of it has come into question from doctors, researchers and concerned consumers. Some think chlorine can have dangerous effects on health such as bladder cancer, kidney cancer and atherosclerosis which can lead to life threatening heart attacks or strokes. Others feel there is no danger and chlorine in drinking-water is perfectly safe. Unfortunately. the effects of chlorine in drinking-water will not be completely know or disclosed for many years.
The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA regularly monitors the amount of chlorine in water to keep it within certain safety guidelines, but if you feel like any is in your tap-water is too much chlorine there are some easy and free ways to remove it to make your tap-water safe.
Fill a large jar or pitcher that has a wide opening at the top with your tap-water. Allow it to stand at least 6 to 8 hours, overnight is best, with any sort of lid or covering. In the morning your drinking-water will be basically chlorine free. It will change from its unstable liquid form to a gas and escape from it into the air.
Use a blender, food processor or hand mixer to literally beat the chlorine out of your tap-water. Allow it to swish in the blender or food processor for approximately 15 minutes to remove chlorine from water. Then when it turns into a gas seeks the surface, then escapes. If you quickly and constantly change the surface of it by mixing it, the chlorine will escape faster.
Add a little pinch of powdered vitamin-c to your drinking-water. The acid in the vitamin-c will bind with chlorine in it and will leave a harmless salt substance behind without the effects of it. The vitamin-c basically neutralizes the chlorinated water. The powdered vitamin-c will also remove the chlorine taste and odor from your drinking-water. Powdered vitamin-c can be purchased in health food stores, natural pharmacies and online. If you don't have powdered vitamin-c, break off approximately 1/4 of a vitamin-c tablet and crush it into a powder.
There are other options for making drinking-water safe such as water filters specifically designed to remove it from drinking-water.