Thursday, 18 September 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 Dr.Joseph M.Price

Chlorine, Cancer and Heart Disease

1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get Cancer.

And Scientists Predict

Cancer will double in the next 50 years.

How can cancer double with millions being spent on research ?

Because a primary cause of cancer is being overlooked !

"We are quite convinced, based on this study, that there is an association between cancer and chlorinated water” Medical College Of Wisconsin research team

The addition of chlorine to our drinking water began in the late 1800s and by 1904 was the standard in water treatment, and for the most part remains so today.

We don’t use chlorine because it’s the safest or even the most effective means of disinfection, we use it because it is the cheapest.

In spite of all our technological advances, we essentially still pour bleach in our water before we drink it.

The long term effects of chlorinated drinking water are just recently being recognized.

According to the U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality, “Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”

Simply stated chlorine is a pesticide, as defined by the U.S. EPA, who’s sole purpose is to kill living organisms.

When we consume water containing chlorine, it kills some part of us, destroying cells and tissue inside our body.

Dr. Robert Carlson, a highly respected University of Minnesota researcher who’s work is sponsored by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, sums it up by claiming , “the chlorine problem is similar to that of air pollution”, and adds that

“Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!”

Breast cancer, which now effects one in every eight women in North America, has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue.

A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, “women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.”

One of the most shocking components to all of these studies is that up to 2/3s of our harmful exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering.

A hot shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in water.

The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize much faster and at a lower temperature than water.

Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure since the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale goes directly into our blood stream.

When we drink contaminated water the toxins are partially filtered out by our kidneys and digestive system.

Chlorine vapors are known to be a strong irritant to the sensitive tissue and bronchial passages inside our lungs, it was used as a chemical weapon in World War I & II.

The inhalation of chlorine is a suspected cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children… which has increased 300% in the last two decades.

Chlorinated Pools Increases Asthma Risk Five-Fold'

“Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water.”

Dr Lance Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Aside from all the health risks related to chlorine in our water, it is the primary cause of bad taste and odor in drinking water.

The objectionable taste causes many people to turn to other less healthful beverages like soft drinks, tea or other sweetened drinks. A decreased intake of water, for any reason, can only result in a lower degree of health.

The good news is that chlorine is one of the easiest substances to remove from our

For that reason it is only logically to do so.

Chlorine serves a purpose, but the hazard of doing away with chlorine is far less than the health risk it causes.

Chlorine represents a very real and serious threat to our health, and should be removed from our homes, at the point of use, both from the water we drink and the water we shower in.

About the Author:
Dr.Joseph M.Price

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