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Dangers of Chlorine
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"Studies indicates the suspect to chemicals can also be inhaled and absorbed through the skin during showering and bathing." "Ironically, even the chlorine widely used to disinfect water produces Carcinogenic traces." "Though 7 out of 10 Americans drink chlorinated water, its safety over long term is uncertain." "Drinking chlorinated water may as much as double the risk of Bladder Cancer, which strikes 40,000 people a year."

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Chlorine & your Shower

Taking long hot showers is a health risk, according to research presented last week in Anaheim, California, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Showers--and to a lesser extent baths--lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking the water. The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. they can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. House holders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water.

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Chlorinated Drinking Water and Cancer

In the United Kingdom, North America, and many other countries, chlorination has long been an important part of water treatment, intended to ensure that drinking-water contains no microbes hazardous to human health. In the mid-1970s, refinements in techniques of chemical analysis resulted in the detection in drinking-water of traces of chemicals formed when organic chemicals (such as those which may occur naturally in rivers, lakes, reservoirs and other water sources) are subjected to chlorination. In drinking- water, each of these chlorination byproducts (CBPs) is typically present at a concentration below 1 part per billion (1 g/l). Some however, such as the trihalomethanes (THMs, ie chloroform, bromodichloromethane, chlorodibromomethane and bromoform), are often present at concentrations between 10 and 100 g/l. Numerous CBPs have been identified, but many have yet to be detected or characterised.

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Chlorine in America's drinking water has opened a Pandora's box of medical dangers-including heart attacks, strokes, cancer and premature aging, report leading research scientists throughout the country.

"Chlorine has so many dangers it should be banned," says Biological chemist Dr. Herbert Schwartz of Cumberland County College in Vineland, NJ. "Putting chlorine into the water supply is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, Premature senility-both mental and physical are conditions attributable to chlorine-treated water supplies.

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Potential Health Effects From Ingestion of Water

Resource for the following information: US Environmental Protection Agency. National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs or primary standards) are legally enforceable standards that apply to public water systems. Primary standards protect drinking water quality by limiting the levels of specific contaminants that can adversely affect public health and are known or anticipated to occur in public water systems

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