Illinois May Double The Amount Of Chlorine In Drinking Water – Here’s Why
Can you taste the chlorine in your drinking water? Right now, there's roughly half of a milligram per liter in it. Do you think you'd be able to taste it if there was one whole milligram? Honestly, I have no idea. But it may end up happening.
Illinois lawmakers are reportedly considering doubling the amount of chlorine in drinking water to one milligram per liter. Why? It's an effort to combat Legionnaires' disease. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, 42 Illinoisans lost their lives to Legionnaires' disease last year.
The new amount isn't official yet though, and according to WRSP, Dirk Homeier, the president of American Water and Air, said he believes this isn’t a good long-term move. And he's not the only one.
People seem pretty divided on this one. Some think it's a good precaution, while others say it's a bit of a hasty overcorrection. What do you think?