Chlorine, Cancer and Heart Disease

The Effects of Chlorine

chlorine-shower-water“Cancer risk among people using chlorinated water is as much as 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”

-U.S. Council of Environmental Quality

“One common factor among women with breast cancer is that they all have 60% higher levels of these chlorination byproducts (THMs) in their fat tissue than women without breast cancer…”

-BreastCancerFund.org

“We are learning the hard way that all the time we thought we were preventing epidemics of one disease, we were creating another. Two decades after the start of chlorinating our drinking water the present epidemic of heart trouble and cancer began.”

-Joseph M. Price, PhD


Showering in chlorinated water

shower-chlorine-filter“Up to two-thirds of the harmful effects of chlorine are due to inhalation and skin absorption while showering.”

-The American Journal of Public Health

“A Professor of Water Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh claims that exposure to vaporized chemicals in the water supplies through showering, bathing, and inhalation is 100% greater than drinking the water.”

-The Nader Report, Troubled Waters on Tap, Center for Study of Responsive Law

“It is also clear and experts agree that chlorine represents a very real and serious threat to our health and should be removed both from the water we drink and the water we shower with.”

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