Drinking water is such an important part of our daily lives, especially considering it makes up to 70% of our body weight. While we can live for weeks without food we can only survive a few days without water.
Chlorination has provided us with protection from the dangers of waterborne epidemics caused by bacteria such as Ecoli and cysts such as Giardia. Many authorities claim that drinking water with small amounts of chlorine is safe due to the low level of chlorine in the water. Consider and understand however that the chlorine industry has powerful lobby groups such as the Chlorine Chemistry Council to promote this view.
On the other hand, in the 70’s scientists began discovering that chlorination could create carcinogens in water. There was a higher incidence of cancer of the esophagus, rectum, breast, and larynx and of Hodgkin’s Disease among those drinking chlorinated surface waters. Increased cancer risk (93% higher compared with those that drink non chlorinated water – U.S. Council of Environmental Quality)
Take the chlorine we ingest from drinking chlorinated water supplies and add the chlorine we absorb through our skin and lungs when we shower and bathe then our overall exposure is at levels that may be harmful to health.
For peace of mind reduce your exposure to chlorine. One of the easiest ways of reducing your chlorine intake is by removing it from your our drinking water. This can be achieved, in a very cost effective way, by using a high quality water filter. Most high quality water filters will reduce chlorine by more than 92% with some removing as much as 99% of chlorine.
Enjoy the clean fresh taste of filtered water and drink to your health. Cheers.