Hot tub chemicals are a big issue.
According to an Environmental Protection Agency report released last year, the chemicals used to heat water are “often carcinogenic.”
And a 2011 study found that “a majority of the water used in the United States is contaminated with dangerous compounds that are commonly used in hot tubs, such as perfluorinated chemicals, hydrochloric acid, and benzene.”
So what are the chemicals in hot water?
Here are some of the most common chemicals in water, according to the EPA: 1.
Fluorine (Fluoride): Fluoride is a common chemical found in the atmosphere, in soil, and in drinking water.
It’s a common ingredient in paint, concrete, and plastics.
Fluorosilicic acid is a highly toxic chemical that is often used to make paints.
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS): A common preservative used in paints, paints containing styrene are often used in water cooling systems.
It can be used as a cleaning agent.
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A compound commonly found in paint and water-based products.
It is also used as an aerosol and is used to remove dust from indoor and outdoor surfaces.
Polyethylene glycol (PET): PET is a petroleum-based polymer used as insulation and adhesives.
It has been linked to a variety of respiratory diseases, including asthma and emphysema.
Sodium hypochlorite (NaCl): A corrosive solvent that is used in plumbing and industrial applications.
It was originally used as fuel and used as part of the process of boiling water.
Sodium hydroxide (NaOH): A liquid that can form when sodium is boiled and then mixed with water.
Sodium chloride (NaHCO3): A chemical that can cause skin and eye irritation when it comes into contact with the skin and eyes.
Ammonium sulfate (MSH): A toxic chemical commonly found on clothing and other consumer products.
The EPA says that the chemical can cause a variety an allergic reactions.
Propylene glycol-based foam (PGF): A foam made from petroleum-derived petroleum.
It may be sprayed on carpeting or in products such as carpeting and flooring.
It also can be mixed with food and other liquids.
Vinyl chloride (VOC): A highly flammable substance that can be found in some paint and vinyl products.
This is a product that is sprayed onto surfaces such as furniture and furniture products, and can cause fire damage.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC): A material that is a porous substance that is also found in vinyl products and furniture.
It does not contain chemicals that can burn or cause fire.
Silica gel (SiGel): A water-soluble polymer that is commonly used for water-purification.
It forms when water is heated.
Silicone: A highly viscous plastic used for many products such a shower curtain and shower curtain fabric.
It acts as a surfactant.
Acrylic acid (AOAC): A polymer found in plastics and other products.
Acetone is a strong solvent and an irritant.
Benzene: An aromatic, colorless gas found in a variety, from automotive paints to furniture and other surfaces.
It causes lung and eye irritations.
Acetic acid: A volatile, toxic substance found in many plastics.
It reacts with oxygen in the air to form hydrochlorous acid.
Aluminum hydroxides: These are a mixture of aluminum and sulfur compounds that is usually found in plastic and other industrial products.
Sodium fluoride: A chemical found on most surfaces.
They can cause eye irritation, skin irritation, and respiratory irritation.
Sodium carbonate (Sodium Carbonate): A strong, corrosive acid that can break down and leach chemicals into other substances, including water.
Pesticides: Some of the chemicals found in water and paint are highly toxic, such a PCBs.
Others are benign, such acetone.
Some of these chemicals have been shown to cause cancer.
Here’s how many of them are in the water: 1) Acrylates (AAC): Used in a wide variety of products including paints, lacquer, paints, furniture, and even household cleaners.
2) Alkylbenzene (ALB): A colorless and odorless gas that is found in almost all plastics.
3) Benzene (BDE): A potent, color-changing chemical that occurs naturally in certain plants.
It exists naturally in some soil and in some plants, and is a byproduct of the decomposition of organic matter.
4) Chloroform (C10H15NO3): Used as a solvent in many products.
5) Benzophenone-N (BPA): A byproduct