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How chlorine in shower water kills gut flora & multiplies cancer risk

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When I saw this demo the first time, I was stunned ..

It explains a lot about what happens when we shower in chlorinated water ...

I thought that I had my bases covered ...
" I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I would have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. "

The skin is our largest organ,
and it is naturally gifted with the ability to absorb nutrients, but also toxins!

The above video proves that chlorine enters through the skin and even very fast. This is why we need to be mindful about the long-term health effects of showering and bathing in chlorinated water ...

Absorbing chlorine .. what are 3 long-term health issues?

1) Heart and Circulatory Problems
Dr. Joseph Price conducted a test to find out the basic cause of atherosclerosis that eventually can lead to strokes and heart attacks. He used 2 groups of chickens as test subjects. One group was given chlorine-contaminated water to drink while the other went with pure water.
Results confirmed all the chickens that drank the contaminated water showed some levels of heart and circulatory diseases. During winter, these chickens further displayed symptoms of poor health, such as poor circulation, reduced activity levels and shivering. The group that went without chlorine grew up much faster and displayed vigorous health.

The reasons:

  • Two of the major effects of chlorine on the body are that it creates massive amounts of free radicals that create inflammation generally, but specifically in the blood vessels. That in turn starts forming plaques that are basically like miniature benign tumors. Additionally, the chlorine ions that line the vessels have a -2 charge so that calcium ions with a +2 charge circulating in the blood are attracted to and bond with the chlorine, creating more plaquing and clogging, a dangerous combination.

2) Chlorine kills Healthy Gut Flora
The problems with chlorine stem from the very reason it’s so useful – it’s ability to kill bacteria. When chlorine is introduced into water, it kills pathogenic bacteria. When it is introduced into the human body, it destroys beneficial gut bacteria and its co-operative culture, where an estimated 70% of our immune system operates.

3) Chlorine contributes to a massive increase of Cancer

When chlorine mixes with even minute amounts of organic compounds that are often found in water, harmful by-products, called Trihalomethanes (THMs) are produced. These by-products produce free radicals in the body, which trigger cell damage — and are highly carcinogenic, even in small amounts. When showering, bathing in and drinking chlorinated water this effect is repeated day after day and has an accumulative effect over years, making the body increasingly vulnerable to inflammation and cancer growth.

What do other studies tell us ?

  • “Although concentrations of these carcinogens (THMs) are low, it is precisely these low levels that cancer scientists believe are responsible for the majority of human cancers in the United States“. The Environmental Defense Fund
  • “The chlorine problem is similar to that of air pollution. Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!” Dr. Robert Carlson - University of Minnesota & Federal Environmental Protection Agency
  • A study in Connecticut found: “Women with breast cancer have 50% - 60% higher levels of organo-chlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer.”

How can we remove chlorine from our tap-water ?

Good quality carbon Water filters have the ability to remove chlorine.
Either a shower filter or even better to install a whole house filter, then all taps in the house are filtered.

When we install a water filter we enjoy to shower like being in nature !

... also helpful for people with skin allergies

Your skin will feel the difference!

Healthier, younger looking skin
Softer, more manageable hair
Reduces fading of color treated-hair
Relief from dry skin and scalp

1) Shower Filter: offers effective filtration and vitalising shower experience, can be installed in various positions

2) Whole House Filters: lovely smooth purified water from all taps in the house.
It feels like living in the country and showering in spring water.
Installation: In most cases it is real easy to install the system into point-of-entry of the incoming pipe, either on outside house wall or on a fence/wall where the tapwater enters the property. The system is weatherproof. We offer 2 sizes:

LifeSpring CHOICE: 2-3 people, single storey, 1 bathroom

LifeSpring PLUS: 4- 6+ people, 2 storey, 2 bathrooms

4) The Role of Skin Absorption as a Route of Exposure for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Drinking Water; H. BROWN a.o.-
5) Meta-analysis of studies on individual consumption of chlorinated drinking water and bladder cancer. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2003: Villanueva CM:
6) The Hidden Danger of Chlorine in our Bath Water.‐Hidden‐Danger‐Of‐Ch... Andie Klein.
7) Dangers of Chlorine. Jerry Smith. 2008.
8) Dangers of Chlorine? Dr. Andrew Weil

Disclaimer: The information above is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to substitute for the advice provided to you by your own physician or health care professional.
The information is aimed to raise awareness about potential preventative measures in your lifestyle. You should not use any information contained in this article to self-diagnose or personally treat any medical condition or disease or prescribe any medication.
If you have or suspect you have a medical condition, contact your personal health care professional.
The information in this article may not be supported by conventional medicine or by New Zealand Health Authorities. It is however well documented by research and supported by many doctors and health care professionals worldwide.