|The following is meant to indicate to you the importance of your water from
"shower" and the "sink" and how it effects your body and health.
CHLORINE AND YOUR
NEW SCIENTIST 18 September 1986 , Ian Anderson
"Taking long hot showers is a health risk, according toresearch presented last week in Anaheim California, at a
meeting of the American Chemical Society--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"
Is Your Water Safe? The Dangerous State of Your Water
BOTTOM LINE/August 87 , Dr. John Andelman, Ph.D.
"A long hot shower can be dangerous. The toxic chemicals are inhaled in high concentrations."
HEALTHY WATER FOR A LONGER LIFE
Dr. Martin Fox
"Drinking tap water that is chlorinated is hazardous, if not deadly to your health."
Dr. J.M. Price MD.
"Chlorine is the greatest cripple and killer of the modern times. While it prevented epidemics of one disease, it was
creating another. Two decades ago, after the start of chlorinating our drinking water in 1904. The present
epidemic of the heart trouble, cancer and senility began."
MUNICIPAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
Francis T. Mayo, Director
"Known carcinogens are found in drinking water as a direct consequences of the practice of chlorination.
A long established public health practice for the disinfection of drinking water."
U.S. COUNCIL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
"Cancer risks among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain
U.S. NEWS &WORLD REPORT - July 29 1991
"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."
ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Dr. Lance Wallace
"Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the
chlorine in the water."
IS YOUR WATER SAFE TO DRINK?
Consumer Reports Books
"On one hand, chlorination has freed civilization form the constant dangers of waterborne epidemics.
On the other hand in the mid--70's scientists discovered that chlorination could create carcinogens in water."
, "80% of the population drinks chlorinated water." , "There was a higher incidence of
of the esophagus, rectum, breast, and larynx and of Hodgkin's Disease among those drinking chlorinated
surface waters." , "Volatile organics can evaporate from water in a shower or bath."
, "Conservative calculations indicate that inhalation exposure can be as significant as
exposure from drinking the water,
that is, one can be exposed to just as much by inhalation and/or dermal absorption."
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
"Skin absorption of contaminant has been underestimated and ingestion may not constitute the sole or even primary
route of exposure.
SCIENCE NEWS, VOL. 130
"The National Academy of Science estimate that 200 to 1000 people die in the United States each year from
cancers caused by ingesting the contaminants in the water. The major health threat posed by these pollutants is far more
likely to be from their inhalations as air pollutants. The reason that emissions are high is that because water
droplets dispersed by the shower head have a larger surface to value ratio than water streaming into the bath."
Dr. J.M. Price MD
"The cause of atherosclerosis and resulting heart attacks and strokes is none other than the ubiquitous chlorine in our
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else