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Solomon Grundy

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December 9 2008 3:00 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
someone told me that tap water is bad for your kidneys and liver because of all the chlorine they have to put in it to clean it up. anyone known anything about this?
Mariano Rivera
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December 9 2008 3:02 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
no go ahead, chug that shit
DoonSauce
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December 9 2008 3:06 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Add a scoop of this to your water:



Really cleans out your insides.
calliope farm
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December 9 2008 3:14 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Health Risks of Chlorine In Your Water



Chlorine has been used as an effective disinfectant in drinking water supplies for nearly 100 years. Chlorine is considered necessary to destroy many of the bacteria in your drinking water.




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If it cleanses your water, then what is the problem?

Health officials are concerned with the chlorinating by-products, also known as "chlorinated hydrocarbons" or trihalomethanes (THM's). Most THM's are formed in drinking water when chlorine reacts with naturally occurring substances such as decomposing plant and animal materials. Risk for certain types of cancer are now being correlated to the consumption of chlorinated drinking water. The President's Council on Environmental Quality states that "there is increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and the consumption of chlorinated drinking water." Suspected carcinogens make the human body more vulnerable through repeated ingestion and research indicates the incidence of cancer is 44% higher among those using chlorinated water.

Even though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted new regulations in 1980 for cities to lower the chlorination by-products in water to level not exceeding 100 parts per billion, experts believe that it still doesn't provide proper safeguards and should be strengthened. Unfortunately, there is a little likelihood that the use of chlorine will be discontinued since it is currently the most economically acceptable chemical for bacterial control at this time. It is ironic that the process of chlorination, by which we cleanse our water of infectious organisms, can create cancer-causing substances from otherwise innocent chemicals in water.


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Expert voices from now and earlier

"Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of 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 epidemic of heart trouble, cancer and senility began."
SAGINAW HOSPITAL
J.M. Price, MD

"Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly
every home because of the chlorine in the water."
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Dr. Lance Wallace

"Taking long hot showers is a health risk, according to research presented last week in Anaheim, California, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Showers - and to a lesser extent baths - lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contain din 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."
NEW SCIENTIST, 18 September 1996
Ian Anderson

"Studies indicate the suspect 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 American drink chlorinated water, its safety over the long term is uncertain."
"Drinking chlorinated water may as much as double the risk of the bladder cancer, which strikes 40,000 people a year."
U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - July 29, 1991
Is Your Water Safe - The Dangerous State of Your Water

"A long, hot shower can be dangerous. The toxic chemicals are inhaled in high concentrations."
BOTTOM LINE - August 1987
Dr. John Andelman, Ph.D.

"Scientists found there was a higher incidence of cancer of the esophagus, rectum, breast, and larynx and of Hodgkin's Disease among t
cbrickhouse
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December 9 2008 3:17 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
tap water could cause a whole ton of problems. get a brita/pur filter
Billy Crystals
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December 9 2008 3:18 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Drink out of the pool, live forever
existential antelope
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December 9 2008 3:22 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
we need user cocoanut grove to answer this one
Bonsai
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December 9 2008 4:02 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
having a well that's fed directly by an underground spring ftw. best water.
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