I recently edited Number 12 at the Post “You Are A Temple Of God: Helpful Health Hints” to show how dangerous chlorine in municipal drinking water can be. I had already shown how nasty fluoride can be in Number 11 with two accompanying articles.
Here is the excerpt that is presented in Number 12 and is taken from http://www.tahoewaterfilters.com/article_chlorine_dangers.php :
“Unfortunately, the long-term affects of even low levels of chlorine in water are downright dangerous. Chlorine in everyday drinking water produces carcinogenic traces. Thus, it shouldn’t be surprising that it has been linked to cancer of the colon, rectum, bladder, breast, esophagus, larynx and of Hodgkin’s Disease, not to mention heart disease as well. The increase in these conditions was recognized as far back as the 1920s. This shouldn’t surprise us. When you smell laundry bleach you don’t need to read the label to know it’s poisonous. Over time, even minute doses can be lethal.”
End of excerpt.
I have studied extensively the process of brewing municipal drinking water and you would be surprised as to how much toxic junk is in the finished product at some plants. Scary!! And by the time it reaches the home, it could have picked up other toxins in the water lines.
This is an excerpt from http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/benefits-of/water-foundation-healthy-body: “The human body is a water machine, designed to run primarily on water and minerals.” This is an excellent article to read in its entirety.
Here are a few examples of how some organs in our body contain water, and of course, these are estimates:
Body itself: 72%
Obviously, the better the quality of water we have in our bodies, the better these organs and others will function.
I use high quality spring water and make sure the jug it is in has either a “1” or a “2” in the triangle on the bottom of the container, This is to avoid BPAs.
Actually, there are many companies that will deliver water cooler type containers of spring water to your residence and even provide the apparatus to use it. I know of one such household and it works great. Just make sure you find out if the containers are BPA free.
There are some good water filters out there BUT the majority of them will NOT eliminate the fluoride, which is just as dangerous as chlorine. If you can afford one of the water purifying systems that also eliminates fluoride it would be an excellent and wise investment.
Unfortunately, even more serious dangers can lurk from taking a shower with water loaded with chlorine. Here is an excerpt from http://waterfilters.mercola.com/shower-filter.aspx :
- “On average, you drink about 1-2 gallons of water per day… but you expose yourself to 25 gallons of water when you shower.
- As concluded by the American Journal of Public Health… up to two-thirds of harmful chlorine exposure can be due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering.
- The steam inhaled during a shower can contain up to 20 times the concentration of chlorine (and other synthetic chemicals) as tap water.
- You can easily absorb as many toxins in 1 shower as you would drinking tap water for an entire week.
- Studies show that after a 10-minute shower in chlorinated water, your blood levels of THMs (common disinfection byproduct – DBP) can potentially increase by as much as a staggering 700%.”
End of excerpt.
Fortunately, there quite a number of good shower head filters available at reasonable prices. If not purchased from the above website, you might try http://www.Amazon.com with filters starting at around $20 to about $70 and shipping is free with orders of $35 and over. Amazon also has an excellent selection of health food and supplements….and, just about everything else you can imagine!!
Cheers….here’s to pure drinking and shower water!!
NOTE: Any information quoted here is either from other websites or other sources at my disposal, including my own experiences. You should double check and verify any information you intend to use personally as data from websites can be in error as can that from my sources at home.
That said, I make ever effort to verify the information from the different websites and sources I use at home before presenting it here.