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Chlorine and your Shower Part 2


Coronaries / Cholesterol / Chlorine

Chemistry & Control of Modern Chlorination

Water Can Undermine Your Health

Saginaw Hospital


US Council of Environmental Quality

Healthy Water for a Longer Life

Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory

Kemysts Laboratory


Reference List


Waternet.co.uk

Coronaries / Cholesterol / Chlorine

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

Dr J M Price, MD



Chemistry & Control of Modern Chlorination

In the vast majority of cases where germ-free water is required whether for public supply, or in the swimming pool, the process of disinfection will involve the use of chlorine in one form or another.

Dr A T Palin, PhD (OBE)



Water Can Undermine Your Health

Chlorine gas was despicably used during WWI. When the war was over, the use of chlorine was diverted to poisoning germs in our drinking water. All water supplies throughout the country were chlorinated. The combination of chlorine (when in drinking water) and animal fats results in atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and death.

Dr N W Walker, DS



Saginaw Hospital

Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. While it prevented epidemics of one disease, ill was creating another. Two decades ago, after the start of chlorinating our drinking water in 1904. The present epidemic of heart trouble, cancer and senility began.

Dr J M Price, MD



US Council of Environmental Quality

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



Healthy Water for a Longer Life

Drinking tap water that is chlorinated is hazardous, if not deadly to your health.

Dr Martin Fox



Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory

Known carcinogens are found in drinking water as a direct consequence of the practice of chlorination. A long established public health practice for the disinfection of drinking water.

Francis T Mayo, Director



Kemysts Laboratory

Chlorine is used almost universally in the treatment of public drinking water because of its toxic effect on harmful bacteria and other waterborne, disease-causing organisms. But there is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows that chlorine in drinking water may actually pose greater long term dangers than those for which it was used to eliminate. These effects of chlorine may result from either ingestion or absorption through the skin. Scientific studies have linked chlorine and chlorination by-products to cancer of the bladder, liver, stomach, rectum, and colon, as well as heart disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), anaemia, high blood pressure, and allergic reactions. There is also evidence that shows that chlorine can destroy protein in our body and cause adverse effects on skin and hair.

The presence of chlorine in water may also contribute to the formation of chloramines in the water, which can cause taste and odour problems.

Since chlorine is required by public health regulations to be present in all public drinking water supplies, it is up to the individual to remove it at the point-of-use in the home.

Dr Riddle, PhD - BIBLIOGRAPHY



Reference List

01. SHOWERS POSE A RISK TO HEALTH

Ian Anderson

New Scientist, 18 September 1986

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02. NON - lNGESTlON EXPOSURE TO CHEMICALS IN POTABLE WATER

Julian Andelman

Working Paper 84-03, University of Pittsburgh, 1984

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03. THE ROLE OF SKIN ABSORPTION AS A ROUTE OF EXPOSURE FOR VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) IN DRINKING WATER

Halina Brown

American Journal of Public Health, Vol #74, May 1984

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04. TOXIC SHOWERS AND BATHS

Janet Raloff

Science News, Vol #130, p.190

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05. WATER

John F Ashton & Ronald S Laura

Nature & Health, 1988

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06. HUMAN EXPOSURE TO VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN HOUSEHOLD TAP WATER: THE INHALATION PATHWAY

T E McKone

Environ, SCI, Technology, Vol #21, #12, 1987, pp.1194-1201

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07. THE NADER REPORT - TROUBLED WATERS ON TAP

Duff Conacher & Associates

Centre For Study of Responsive Law, January 1988

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08. DID YOU KNOW THAT... A LONG HOT SHOWER

Bottom Line - Personal, 15 August 1987

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09. MADEMOISELLE

Prior to 15 August 1987

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10. CORONARIES / CHOLESTEROL / CHLORINE

Joseph M Price

Jove Book, Alta Enterprises, 1969

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11. WATER CAN UNDERMINE YOUR HEALTH

N W Walker DS

Norwalk Press, 1974

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12. WATER - SAFE TO DRINK? SAFE TO BATHE IN?

Kurt W Donsbach DC, PhD, 1989

13. PROTEINS IN NATURAL WATERS AND THEIR RELATION TO THE FORMATION OF CHLORINATED ORGANICS DURING WATER DISINFECTION

Scully

Environ, SCI, Technology, Vol #22, #5, 1988, pp.537-542

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14. ORGANIC CHEMICAL CONTAMINANTS IN DRINKING WATER AND CANCER

American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol #110, 1979, p.420

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15. CANCER INCIDENCE AND TRIHALOMETHANE CONCENTRATIONS IN A PUBLIC DRINKING WATER SYSTEM

George L Carlo

American Journal of Public health, Vol #74, #5, 1984, pp.479-484

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16. STUDIES OF DIFFUSION OF WATER THROUGH DEAD HUMAN SKIN: THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTAL STATES AND OF CHEMICAL ALTERATIONS OF THE EPIDERMIS

G S Berenson & G E Burch

American Journal of Tropical Medicine, 1951, #31, pp.842-853

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17. REGIONAL VARIATION IN PERCUTANEOUS PENETRATION IN MAN OF PESTICIDES

H J Maiback

Arch. Environmental Health, Vol #23, September 1971, p.209

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18. STUDIES OF EPIDERMAL WATER BARRIER - PART 2:

INVESTIGATION OF THE CHEMICAL NATURE OF THE WATER BARRIER

A Mololtsy

Journal of Invest. Derm, 1968, #50, pp.19-20

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19. TEMPORAL VARIATIONS IN TRIHALOMETHANE CONTENT OF DRINKING WATER

V L Smith

Environs SCI & TechNet, Vol #14 No 2, 1987, pp.190-196

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20. THMS IN DRINKING WATER

J A Court

Environs SCI & TechNet, Vol #15, #3, 1981, pp.268-274

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21. VOLATILE SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMICALS (VOCS)

K V Dyke

Water TechNet, Vol #13, #4, April 1990, p.38

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22. IS YOUR WATER SAFE?

Carpenter, Hedges, Crab, Really & Bounds

US News & World Report, 29 July 1991, pp.48-55

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23. IS YOUR WATER SAFE TO DRINK?

Raymond Gabber

Consumer Reports Book, 1987

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