Friday, 8 August 2008


Cary G Dean


In many parts of the world, people suffer and die from a lack of drinking water. Fortunately, in the United States this is not the case.

But, ironically, in the Western World thousands die from the chemicals added to the drinking water.

One of the most insidious, dangerous and harmful chemicals is chlorine, the same chlorine added to most drinking water supplies.

by Martin Fox, Ph.D.

I believe chlorine triggers the growth of abnormal cells leading to tumor development, both in arteriosclerosis and cancer.

The origin of heart disease is akin to the origin to cancer.

Both can be linked to chlorine and the production of excess free radicals.

Dr. Joseph Price, a medical doctor, wrote a fascinating book in the late 1960's entitled, Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine.

He states!!

"The basic cause of arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and most forms of strokes is chlorine. The chlorine contained in processed water."

To support this position, Dr. Price did a series of animal experiments on chickens.

Within a few months, 95% of the chickens drinking chlorinated water developed arteriosclerosis.

To retest these results, Dr. Price divided the original control group into two groups, conducted the exact same experiment and obtained the exact same results.

Both chickens and pigeons are excellent laboratory models in the study of arteriosclerosis in humans.

Recently, Richard Bull of the Environmental Protection Agency studied the effects of chlorinated water on pigeons.

His findings support Dr. Price's research and go a step further.

Bull found pigeons given chlorinated water with diets low in calcium had serum cholesterol levels 50% greater than the non-chlorinated group.

Many people are confused about cholesterol and its relationship to heart disease.

Recently, the results of a 10 year government funded research project conclusively linked heart disease to serum (blood) cholesterol levels.

Lowering serum cholesterol levels markedly reduces the number of fatal heart attacks.

So far so good.

But, 70% to 80% of all the cholesterol in our body is produced by the liver regardless of the dietary cholesterol intake.

In fact, researchers have shown that serum cholesterol levels in humans are, for the most part, independent of the dietary cholesterol intake.

In short, there appears to be no correlation between total dietary cholesterol intake and serum cholesterol levels.

What caused this tremendous increase in serum cholesterol levels in the pigeons? Obviously, the addition of chlorine played a central role.

But what mechanism can explain how chlorine could trigger such an increase in cholesterol levels?

Each cell in the body has a nucleus which contains DNA - the chemical blueprint which determines cell replication.

Cells build tissues, tissues build organs.

So, if our cells are healthy, we are healthy.

If they are malformed, we set the stage for illness.

Now, chlorine and other chemical compounds in our drinking water create what's called

'Free Radicals'.

A free radical is a chemical by-product of metabolism that is "looking for an accident to happen."

Free radicals behave like bullets flying indiscriminately and whatever they hit can become damaged or destroyed.

If our defense mechanism, our immune system is functioning properly, we can get rid of them.

But, if our immune system is overloaded with excess free radicals, like it is when we drink chlorinated water, we can have a very serious problem.

Free radicals can attack the cellular blueprint, alter it, change it, to the point that cells will multiply abnormally and then we can get a lump or bump, which can appear in a blood vessel, in the breast, the prostate, the pancreas, wherever.

Chlorine causes excess free radicals.

Free radicals lead to cell damage.

Once the cells are damaged, we see an elevation in serum cholesterol levels, arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries and plaque formation.

Chlorine can cause all these problems related to heart disease and can also be a cause of cancer.

The plaque in arteriosclerosis is essentially a benign tumor in the blood vessels.

With cancer, free radicals create malignant cells.

In the chlorination process itself chlorine combines with natural organic matter, such as decaying vegetation, to form potent, cancer causing Trihalomethanes or halo forms.

Trihalomethanes, commonly abbreviated THM's, collectively include such cancer causing agents as chloroforms, bromo-forms, carbon tetrachloride and many others.

Although the maximum amount of THM's allowed by law is 100 ppb, a 1976 EPA study showed 31 of 112 municipal water systems exceeded this limit;

That's around 30%.

I wonder how many exceed this limit now.

Even 100 ppb of THM's is too much.

I believe we should have no more than 10 ppb of these cancer causing agents in our drinking water.

The less the better.

The safest approach is to have no THM's at all.

The proliferation of chemicals in our drinking water is staggering.

Listen to this.

In 1975, the number of chemical contaminants found in finished drinking water exceeded 300.

In 1984, less than 10 years later, over 700 chemicals have been found in our drinking water.

The EPA has targeted 129 as posing the greatest threat to our health.

But, to date, requires only 14 to be tested to see if they are in our water!

Scale and Plaque result from the buildup of Toxic Calcium and cholesterol.

Calcium is a metal and can be found in over one hundred chemical combinations and most of those combinations are not water soluble or usable by the body.

The healthy form of calcium is found in water, milk, dairy products, fruits and many vegetables.

When healthful beneficial calcium comes in contact with chlorine it breaks down, losses its ability to dissolve in water and then combines with cholesterol to create plaque in the arteries.

This is the cause of cardiovascular disease.


About the Author:
Martin Fox, Ph.D.

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