To better appreciate the power of using Vitamin C as a dechlorinating agent the hazards in our water supplies must be better understood. These dangers are real and should not be overlooked or readily accepted by the general public.
Chlorine is universally used to chemically disinfect public water systems because of its toxic effect on harmful germs, bacteria and other disease causing organisms. As defined above, chlorine is a toxic gas. With greater exposure to toxic chlorine contained in water supplies, the potential health dangers we face become more real.
During the bathing process, the chlorine evaporates out of the water and is inhaled into the lungs. This toxic gas can also spread throughout the house and be inhaled by others. Some reports claim that as much chlorine enters the body by inhaling steamy chlorinated shower vapors or through the open pores of the skin as that which enters the body by drinking chlorinated water during the entire day. This increased exposure to the adverse effects of chlorine by household residents can be from 6 to 100 times more than medically recommended.
Chlorine also attacks the skin and skin oils, creating a dermal drying effect. Shower water can also cause or worsen skin irritations and rashes as well as drying the skin. Showering and bathing in chlorinated water will also result in the breakage of hair shafts. Because chlorine is absorbed into the body through the skin, additional physical problems may arise. Chlorinated water can also irritate eyes, leaving them red, itchy and burning. Inhaling the toxic steam can even aggravate the sinuses, lungs and aggravate existing asthma conditions.
Chloramine, although a more stable compound, contains a combination of chlorine and ammonia and is also used to control bacteria in water systems. Its harmful effects cause the same dangers as pure chlorine. Vitamin C can effectively reduce or completely neutralize both free chlorine and chloramines with near 100% efficiency.
Here are a few comments from industry experts about potentially dangerous exposure to the chlorine found in our public water supplies.
"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--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" NEW SCIENTIST 18 September 1986 Ian Anderson
"Studies indicate 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." 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 87 Dr. John Andelman, Ph.D.
"Skin absorption of contaminant has been underestimated and ingestion may not constitute the sole or even primary route of exposure. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH Dr.Halina Brown
"Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water." ENVIROMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Dr. Lance Wallace
"Cancer risks among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine." U.S. COUNCIL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
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