Greenstar Home Services ‘Green It Up™’ Announces Initiative to Educate Orange County and Las Vegas Homeowners on the Adverse Effects of Chlorine

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In the second half of 2014 Greenstar Home Services is focused on educating homeowners in the Orange County and Las Vegas areas on the adverse effects of chlorine and chloramines on home plumbing systems and health.

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In the second half of 2014 Greenstar Home Services pledges to focus on educating homeowners in the Orange County and Las Vegas areas on the possible negative effects that chlorine and chloramines can have on homeowner health and the home’s plumbing systems.

Chlorine in the home’s plumbing system interacting with plastic, copper, rubber, and all water using appliances is one of the leading causes of home emergencies and plumbing system failures. Education on how to remove chlorine from the home’s plumbing system is an area Greenstar Home Services focuses on daily.

“Chemicals like chlorine get into our bloodstream and bodies very efficiently through shower water because the shower provides the ideal venue. The warm shower expands the skin’s pores and therefore permits a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other harmful contaminants. Because chlorine has a much lower boiling point than water, it vaporizes more quickly. Therefore, the steam in the shower can contain as much as twenty times the level of chlorine as compared to water that pours from the tap,” said Ryan Wohlers, Operations Manager for Greenstar Home Services.

The quantity of chloroform (the most common trihalomethane found in chlorinated water), absorbed through the course of the average shower can be up to six times more than the trihalomethane introduced into the body by drinking chlorinated water. The inhalation and absorption of these chemicals from the vapors routes them directly into the bloodstream without the benefit of the body’s natural filtration systems. Long suspected a cause of asthma and bronchitis, the inhalation of chlorine’s vapors acts as a harsh irritant to delicate lung tissue. As opposed to ingesting contaminants by drinking unpurified water, chemicals that are inhaled enter the bloodstream, bypassing both the liver and the kidneys, giving the body no opportunity to filter the toxins thereby increasing chlorine’s harmful effects.

To protect your home and family against harmful toxins set up a water analysis by a professional Greenstar advisor by visiting

About Greenstar Home Services:
Greenstar Home Services is the leading provider of environmentally conscious HVAC, central water filtration, and home plumbing in Orange County, California. Greenstar takes great pride in providing unparalleled customer service and offering overwhelming value. Greenstar focuses on preventative maintenance by assisting homeowners with regular home maintenance to greatly reduce and even eliminate costly repairs and emergencies. All of Greenstar service technicians are background checked and drug tested. Greenstar also carries workers compensation to protect homeowners from liability. Greenstar has locations in Lake Forest, CA and Las Vegas, NV. For more information on Greenstar and a full list of services, please visit or call 1.800.434.2566.

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Jeremy Prevost
Greenstar Home Services
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