This article talks about the reasons and methods for removing chlorine from your drinking water, bath and shower waters.
Dr. Zoltan Rona, M.D. M.Sc. answers the question of why we need to remove chlorine from our water:
“Most people never give (the dangers of chlorine) a thought. After all, our elected public officials keep assuring us that chlorinated city tap water is completely safe for human consumption. Numerous scientific studies report that chlorinated tap water is a skin irritant and can be associated with rashes like eczema.”
“Chlorinated water contains chemical compounds called trihalomethanes which are carcinogens resulting from the combination of chlorine with compounds in water.”
These chemicals, also known as organochlorides, do not degrade very well and are generally stored in the fatty tissues of the body (breast, other fatty areas, mother’s milk, blood and semen). Organochlorides can cause mutations by altering DNA, suppress immune system function and interfere with the natural controls of cell growth.”
“Chlorine has been documented to aggravate asthma.”
“Several studies also link chlorine and chlorinated by-products to a greater incidence of bladder, breast and bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma.
One study even links the use of chlorinated tap water to congenital cardiac anomalies.
Anything you can do to filter tap and shower water that eliminates or minimizes chlorine would certainly be helpful and possibly curative for some immune system problems.
The use of that source of water filtration devices is increasingly popular and affordable. Discuss their use with your healthcare practitioner.”
Dr. Zoltan P. Rona is the author of “The Joy of Health” and “Return to the Joy of Health” and past president of the Canadian Holistic Medical Association.
For more information on removing chlorine, you may be interested in a Dechlorinating Shower Filter or Hydrogen-Rich Water Ionizers that remove chlorine from tap water.
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