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Adya Reduces Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproducts in Water

Water suppliers add disinfectants, such as chlorine and chloramines, to drinking water in an effort to help control microbes. However, disinfection can be difficult as certain microbes are exceedingly resistant to conventional disinfection practices. Additionally, when disinfectants are added to water and react with natural organic matter, such as decaying vegetation, disinfection byproducts are formed, which are known to cause various health risks.

Adya products remove 100% of chlorine and reduce chloramine and trihalomethanes to below detectable limits in water.

By using our products to remove toxic chemicals like chlorine from your drinking water, not only will your water be safer to drink, but it won't smell or taste like a swimming pool.

Chlorine

Chlorine is a widely used disinfectant. Not only does chlorine affect the taste of water, but drinking chlorinated water in excess may result in nose and eye irritation and stomach discomfort.

Chloramine

Chloramine is a disinfectant that is formed when ammonia is added to water containing free chlorine. Drinking water containing chloramine in excess may cause nose and eye irritation, stomach discomfort and even anemia.

Trihalomethanes (THM's)

THM's are tasteless, odorless disinfection byproducts that occur when disinfectants are added to water that contains organic matter. Drinking water contaminated with THM's in excess may result in liver, kidney, or central nervous system problems and an increased risk of cancer.

Unfortunately, the breakdown of trihalomethane HCFCs does still result in the creation of some free chlorine radicals in the upper atmosphere and subsequent ozone destruction. Ideally, HCFCs will be phased out entirely in favour of entirely nonchlorinated refrigerants.

The THMs produced have been associated through epidemiological studies with some adverse health effects. Many governments set limits on the amount permissible in drinking water. However, trihalomethanes are only one group of many hundreds of possible disinfection by-products—the vast majority of which are not monitored—and it has not yet been clearly demonstrated which of these are the most plausible candidate for causation of these health effects.

In swimmers, uptake of THMs is greatest via the skin with dermal absorption accounting for 80% of THM uptake. Exercising in a chlorinated pool increases the toxicity of a "safe" chlorinated pool atmosphere with toxic effects of chlorine byproducts greater in young swimmers than older swimmers. Studies in adolescents have shown an inverse relationship between serum testosterone levels and the amount of time spent in public pools. Chlorination by-products have been linked as a probable cause.