The Dangers of Drinking or Using Chlorinated Water
We are all familiar with chlorine because we know that it is used in swimming pools to allow you to swim in a bacteria and disease-free environment.
But, that also comes with a warning, not to drink the water!
Have you ever, after being in the pool too long, experienced a sickly feeling? Maybe even followed by a stomach ache, vomiting, or diarrhea?
This is the effect of drinking too much chlorinated water!
Chlorine is a poisonous gas that is found naturally in the environment. It is used today in its liquid form to purify water from bacteria.
And although it takes a slightly larger dose to kill a human as a liquid, it is still a poison.
Even if you are ingesting what is considered to be a safe amount of chlorine in your water, the problem is that it reacts with the water and minerals, forming chemicals that are much more toxic than chlorine itself. This gets compounded to a dangerous level when consumed on a daily basis.
According to Dr Mercola, the documented side effects of chlorine are:
1- According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, the cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 percent higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.
2- The residents of a small town in Pennsylvania who ate diets rich in saturated animal fats and milk had no heart attacks – until they switched from mountain spring water to fluoridated water.
3- Research from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands discovered that people who swam in chlorinated pools or polluted waters as children had 2.2 to 2.4 times the risk of developing melanoma compared to those who did not swim in chlorinated waters.
4- Male smokers who drank chlorinated tap water for more than 40 years had double the risk of bladder cancer as smoking males who drank non-chlorinated water.
Watch a simple experiment that shows you how fast it is absorbed into your skin. Chlorine is a recognized carcinogen, and is known to irritate the eyes (red, itchy eyes are common), soft tissues and mucous membranes of the nose and lungs, and exacerbates allergies and asthma symptoms.
As a start, you can begin to test the level of chlorine in your drinking water as well as in the water you use to shower and wash your fruits and vegetables. To do that, you can purchase water-testing kits that will specifically measure the levels of chlorine in the water.
If chlorine is found in this water, try the easy and natural technique showcased in this video to purify your water before using it.