Is There Chlorine in Tap Water? - Mayu Water Answers

Is There Chlorine in Tap Water?

Chlorine is added to drinking water to make it safe to drink. Chlorine levels are carefully monitored to ensure that water is safe for human consumption.

Cameron-Leigh Henning

 on June 15, 2022. 
Reviewed by 

Romi Hector

The main reason for adding chlorine todrinking water is to make it safe to drink. Chlorine kills or inactivates harmful microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses that may cause illness and disease. Adding chlorine to drinking water is one of the mostcommon methods of disinfection.

Is It Safe to Drink Tap Water With Chlorine?

Generally, yes. In most countries, strict environmental and health control organizations monitor and limit chlorine levels in drinking water to ensure they’re safe for human consumption. Chlorine levels of up to 4 milligrams per liter (or four parts per million) are considered safe. At this level, thechlorine in water has no harmful effects, and there are no long-term impacts on human health.

How to Measure the Amount of Chlorine in Water

The fastest and easiest method for testing chlorine levels in water is the DPD (diethyl paraphenylenediamine) indicator test, using a comparator. This test works by adding a tablet of DPD to a sample of water, which colors it red. The strength of the color is measured against standard colors on a chart to determine the amount of chlorine in the water. The stronger the color, the higher the chlorine levels in the water.

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