I recently saw a demonstration of a water filtration and purification system. In one of the demos two glasses were filled with tap water and then someone put three fingers into one of the glasses and made a scissor kick motion for about a minute or so.
Afterward, the chlorine content of both glasses was measured using standard pool maintenance equipment, and the glass that had not been touched had a noticeably higher reading.
Supposedly this demonstrates how rapidly chlorine is absorbed into the skin (which ostensibly makes a system that removes chlorine beneficial from a public health as well as a water taste standpoint).
Is this the only plausible explanation for the test? For example, is it possible that the agitation increases chlorine evaporation or that oils on the hand react with and neutralize the chlorine? Is chlorine absorbed that quickly through the skin?