In 1986, the National Academy of Sciences estimated that 200 to 1000 people may die in the United States each year from cancers caused by drinking or eating foods prepared in chlorinated water.
Then Dr. Julian Andelman of the University of Pittsburgh found that the major threat caused by these water pollutants is far more likely to occur as air toxins in the home. He discovered that, in the shower, hot water will liberate about 50% of dissolved chloroform and 80% of dissolved TCE into the air. Both the heat of the water and the large surface-to-volume ratio of small droplets increase vaporization. Chlorine, TCE, chloroform, benzene, and other dangerous chemicals are readily absorbed through the lungs into the bloodstream, thus contributing to the effects of asthma.
According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Qualityâ€š “Cancer risk among people using chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”
So why do we still use chlorine to purify water? Chlorine is not the most effective and it is certainly not the safest way to purify water – it’s the cheapest. Talk about a false economy. If chlorine, as the scientific research shows, is the cause of so much disease, it must be costing us a fortune in health care.
You don’t have to put up with chlorine in your water. Buy an Aquasana water filter and shower filter at 20% to 40% off. Keep youself and your family safe from chlorine.
If you’re already filtering your water please let us know what system you use and why.
Check out our water page for more information about why pure water is important to your health.