Healthy Water For A Longer Life:
"CHLORINE LINKED TO HEART DISEASE AND CANCER
IN DOCTORS REPORTS"
“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 present epidemic of heart trouble, cancer and senility began.”
Dr. J.M. Price, MD.
“Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than
among those whose Water does not contain chlorine.”
U.S. COUNCIL OF ENVIROMENTAL QUALITY
“Drinking tap water that is chlorinated is hazardous, if not deadly
to your health.” Dr. Martin Fox
“Known carcinogens are found in drinking water as a direct consequence
of the practice of chlorination. A long established public health practice for the disinfection of drinking
MUNICIPAL ENVIROMENTAL RESEARCH LABRATORY
Francis T. Mayo. Director
“Chlorine is used almost universally in the treatment of public drinking
water because of its toxic effect on harmful bacteria and other waterborne, disease-causing organisms.
But there is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows that chlorine in drinking water may
actually pose greater long term dangers than those for which it was used to eliminate. These effects of chlorine
may result from either ingestion or absorption through the skin.
Scientific studies have linked chlorine
and chlorination by-products to cancer of the bladder, liver, stomach, rectum, and colon, as well as
heart disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), anemia, high blood pressure, and allergic
reactions. There is also evidence that shows that chlorine can destroy protein in our body and cause adverse
effects on skin and hair. The presence of chlorine in water may also contribute to the formation
of chloramines in the water, which can cause taste and odor problems.”
“Since chlorine is required by public health regulations to be present
in all public drinking water supplies, it is up to the individual to remove it at the point-of-use in the
home. The best available method of chlorine removal, for the individual consumer is found in the Shower Master
Shower Filter Unit.”
“The Shower Master Shower Filter Unit is of great value to those who
are concerned about the adverse health effects of exposure to chlorine due to absorption through the
skin or by inhalation. The Shower Master Shower Filter will provide superior protection from chlorine,
when used in accordance with the Manufacturer’s recommended operating procedures.
Dr. Riddle, Ph.D.
“Chlorine gas was despicably used during WWI. When the war was over,
the use of chlorine was diverted to poisoning germs in our drinking water. All water supplies throughout
the country were chlorinated. The combination of chlorine (when in drinking water) and animal fats results
in atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and death.”
WATER CAN UDERMINE YOUR HEALTH
Dr. N.W. Walker, D.S.
"Childhood lead linked to adult obesity"
Many studies have linked low exposures to lead with reduced stature in
children. One investigation even found hints of a possible mechanism for
this: the heavy metal's inhibition of an individual’s secretion of growth
hormone (SN: 8/29/92, p.143 ).
Now, a group of researchers has examined
the fallout of these youthful exposures to lead. To his surprise, says
Rokho Kim of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, he found
that in 20-year-olds early lead exposures were more strongly linked to
weight than to height.
The team studied 79 young adults whose tooth reservoirs of lead- a measure
of youthful exposure - had been assayed at about age 7.
In the new study,
Kim’s group reassessed lead stores in the body, this time using an X-ray
fluorescence technique (SN: 2/18/89, p.111 ) on the shin and kneecap.
Overall, the researchers found, adults who had taken in the most lead
as children also gained the most weight (relative to their height) between
the ages of 7 and 20. Indeed, Kim notes, some of the subjects with highest
exposures were obese.
“If our finding is replicable and robust, the ramifications are significant,”
his team argues in the October ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES. Both excess weight and
high concentrations of lead in the body (SN: 9/3/88 p.158) have been associated
with high blood pressure in adults.
This suggest, Kim says, that lead’s link to high
blood pressure - a major risk factor for heart disease -may actually reflect its apparent role in
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NUTRlTION RESEARCH NEWS -December 1995
IMPORTANT FACETS OF LIFE
Minerals and trace minerals are both essential to human health, and maintaining
adequate levels and balance in every tissue, fluid, cell and organ in the
body may be the key considerations. If the body requires more than 100
milligrams (i.e., more than 1/50th of a teaspoon of a mineral each day,
the substance is labeled a mineral.
If the body requires less than this,
it is labeled a trace mineral. However, each individual absorbs and uses
minerals and trace minerals in a unique ratio that is affected by age,
stomach acid output balanced bowel flora, lack of intestinal illness and
parasites, and dietary fiber intake.
Utilization of the minerals by the body is jeopardized by the presence
of toxic elements such lead, cadmium, mercury and aluminum. Cadmium, for
example, can cause hypertension, cancer and immune disorders. Fortunately,
elements in the diet can also protect against toxic elements. Zinc, calcium
and vitamin C protect against cadmium.
Illness causes an increased need
for minerals and trace minerals, and the body's demand for some of these
such as zinc increases under psychological stress. Also, drug-nutrient
interactions are often deleterious to health. for Example, antacids can
hinder absorption of iron in the gut and can also cause hyperexcretion
of magnesium and zinc.