To better appreciate the power of using Vitamin C as a dechlorinating agent the hazards in our water supplies must be better understood. These dangers are real and should not be overlooked or readily accepted by the general public.
Chlorine is universally used to chemically disinfect public water systems because of its toxic effect on harmful germs, bacteria and other disease causing organisms. As defined above, chlorine is a toxic gas. With greater exposure to toxic chlorine contained in water supplies, the potential health dangers we face become more real.