Chlorine and Your Drinking Water
Here's What The Experts Have To Say:

"The drinking of chlorinated water has finally been officially linked to an increased incidence of colon cancer. An epidemiologist at Oak Ridge Associated Universities completed a study of colon cancer victims and non-cancer patients and concluded that the drinking of chlorinated water for 15 years or more was conducive to a high rate of colon cancer." Health Freedom News, January/February 1987 "Long-term drinking of chlorinated water appears to increase a person's risk of developing bladder cancer as much as 80%," according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some 45,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with bladder cancer. St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press, December 17, 1987 "Although concentrations of these carcinogens are is precisely these low levels which cancer scientists believe are responsible for the majority of human cancers in the United States."

Report Issued By The Environmental Defense Fund
"Chlorine itself is not believed to be the problem. Scientists suspect that the actual cause of the bladder cancers is a group of chemicals that form as result of reactions between the chlorine and natural substances and pollutants in the water." (Organic matter such as leaves and twigs.) St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press, December 17, 1987 Greenpeace reports have found chlorine-based compounds to be the most common toxic and persistent pollutants in the Great Lakes


"Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose
water does not contain chlorine." 




Here are some points about showering with chlorinated water;

  • More chemicals enter our body through skin absorption and the inhalation of steam while showering than they do from drinking water.
  • A warm shower opens the pores of the skin and allows a high rate of absorption of chlorine and other chemicals.
  • The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 20 times the level of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals than tap water due to the fact that these chemicals vaporize at a lower temperature and at a much faster rate than water.
  • Inhalation of chlorine and chemical vapors is known to be a strong irritant to the tissues in our lungs and a suspected cause of asthma and bronchitis.
  • The inhaled chemicals enter directly into our bloodstream and have magnified adverse effects as compared to ingested chemicals that are partially filtered out by the liver and kidneys.
  • The longer the shower, the greater concentration of chlorine gas in the air we breathe.
  • Chlorine is considered a leading cause of hair loss and thinning hair


Government Of Canada


"The cause of atherosclerosis and resulting heart attacks and strokes is none other than the 
ubiquitous chlorine in our drinking water." 

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