Chlorine - Disease-Causing Disinfectant
in your Water
By-products (DBPs) -
chlorine is actually not the major issue, the greatest harm comes
from the disinfection byproducts (dbps) created when chlorine combines with
organic material in the water. DBPs, such as trihalomethanes (thms) and
haloacetic acids (haas), are thousands of times more toxic than chlorine. In
fact, the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) sets the goal limit for some of them at zero, a
requirement impossible to enforce, which means you always have some in your
municipal water supply.
Human studies suggest
that lifetime consumption of chlorine-treated water can more than double the
risk of bladder and rectal cancers - in certain individuals;
DBPs have been linked to
reproductive problems - in both animals and humans;
Studies have shown DBPs
may wreak even more havoc when they’re absorbed through your skin – E.g. one
study published in the
Journal of Environmental Sciences in 2008 found that
swimming in a chlorinated pool presented
an unacceptable cancer risk.
You can easily absorb as many DBP toxins in one shower as you would by
drinking tap water for a week, so short showers are advised
Chlorine is a halogen and is essential to body
Chlorine enters the body via diet, skin or breathing –
food contains small and necessary amounts of
chlorine, however, excessive amounts can enter body via chlorinated
drinking /shower water, and pool and spa water cleaned using chlorine;
especially detrimental, warm shower water opens skin pores, and chlorine gas
released by warm water is breathed into lungs.
Excess chlorine replaces essential iodine in the
body with deleterious consequences
Iodine - The Universal Medicine
Chlorine uses up oxygen
in water –
by oxidizing toxins;
Excessive Chlorine in the
body is strongly correlated to higher risk of cancer, heart disease and other
health problems - Chlorine
hardens arteries, destroys proteins in the body, irritates skin and sinus
conditions, and aggravates asthma, allergies, and respiratory problems.
"We are quite
convinced, based on our study, that there is an association between cancer and
Medical College of Wisconsin Research Team
"Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than
among those whose water does not contain chlorine.
U.S. Council Of
"Putting chlorine in the water supplies is like starting a time bomb. Cancer,
heart trouble, premature senility; both mental and physical, are conditions
attributable to chlorine treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before
our time by producing symptoms of aging, such as hardening of the arteries."
Dr. Herbert Schwarts
negate the incontrovertible fact, the basic cause of atherosclerosis and
resulting entities, such as heart attacks and stroke, is chlorine."
Joseph Price, M.D.
extensively on several newsgroups that focus on animal cancers - particularly
feline leukemia, mast cell tumors, etc. I am amazed by the upsurge in these kind
of cases and the only common element I can find in all of it is water. That's
right. I have 28 cats of my own and they all drink from a pond - none of them
have ever developed any kind of cancer, nor have those of my friends who are
committed to avoiding chlorinated water. The correlation is too widespread to
ignore out of hand."
For information on how to obtain good water
without chlorine or its toxic by-products:
Water = 2/3 of You!