-“A Crippler and Killer”
Charlie Skeen, C.N.C
Throughout the United
States and Canada and other countries, chlorine is commonly used
to kill disease-causing organisms in the water that come from
rivers, lakes, and reservoirs which are used by millions of people
everyday for drinking, bathing, showering and swimming. But what
many people do not know is that this same chlorine they are exposing
their body to is a very poisonous and deadly chemical that according
to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is essentially a
pesticide. And since we are living organisms, chlorine is damaging
and killing some part of our body each time we drink, shower,
bathe, or swim. A University of Minnesota researcher, Dr. Robert
Carlson, whose work is sponsored by the EPA, had this to say about
chlorine, ‘ the chlorine problem is similar to that of air pollution:,
and that “chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer
of modern times!”
To understand how this
“crippler and killer” came to be used in the drinking water, we
need to go back in time to its first application.
of Chlorine Use for Disinfecting Water
Chlorine was first used to disinfect water 156 years ago in 1850
London, England. At this time, John Snow was trying to disinfect
the Broad Street Pump water supply after an outbreak of cholera.
Later, following a typhoid outbreak in 1897, Sims Woodhead used
a chlorine bleach solution to disinfect potable water distribution
mains at Maidstone, Kent in England. It
wasn’t until the early 1900's that the wide and continuous use
of chlorine greatly reduced the number of deaths from typhoid
in Great Britain.
Use of Chlorine
in the United States
Due to the success in England of reducing the death rate from
infectious diseases such as typhoid, the use of chlorine in the
United States began in 1908 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Soon after,
cities and towns across the United States began to effectively
treat their water supplies, reducing the danger from waterborne
diseases such as dysentery, cholera, typhoid, and hepatitis A.
The First Use
of Chlorine By the Military
Chlorine is a very toxic and poisonous chemical and has been used
effectively in warfare as a deadly weapon. It was administered
as a gas and given the code name bertholite, by the Germans who
first used it against the French in 1915 during the second battle
of Ypres. Almost immediately, it was used on the eastern front
against the Russians and continued to be used throughout the war
resulting in thousands of casualties.
Other Uses of
Other uses of this chemical include being used as a bleach in
the paper and pulp industry and to bleach flour. It is also used
to make other chemicals such as ethlene dichloride for the manufacture
of polyvinly chloride which is used to make siding, flooring,
tubing, coatings, piping, film, and other products. Another chemical
made from chlorine is propylene oxide for manufacturing plastics
called polyesters that are used to make boat and car bodies, bowling
balls, carpets, and fabrics. Chlorine is also found in cosmetics,
medicines, solvents, sealants, computer chips, paints, and other
types of disinfectants.
The type of chlorine that is being referred to is industrial type
not the natural mineral sodium chloride such as found in sea water.
To produce industrial type chlorine natural sodium chloride is
exposed to powerful electrical charges which separates the chlorine
from the chloride producing a toxic and poisonous chlorine gas.
It is this chlorine that has been used to treat the drinking water,
to poison and kill soldiers during world wars I and II, and is
used for the manufacture of many other chemicals to make other
man-made products and chemicals,
What Research Has Been Done on Chlorine Before Adding
it to the Water Supply?
Since chlorine is a toxic and poisonous substance, even being
called a pesticide by the EPA, you would think that some sort
of research would have been conducted before allowing people to
drink, shower and bathe, and swim in it. However, it's interesting
to note that in the July 28th 1951 Journal of the American Medical
Association there was a question to the editor under the section
where physicians could ask questions from a physician as to whether
any studies had been done to ascertain any negative effects to
drinking chlorinated water. The editor’s reply to the question
was that he carefully examined all available material and found
that there was never any research conducted on the effects of
chlorine on the human body. However, the editor did say that there
were cases of skin inflammation and many outbreaks of asthma traced
to chlorine, but said these were due to allergies.
At the time of that
statement in 1951 forty-three years had passed and people in the
United States had been drinking and exposing their bodies to a
chemical that was used as a weapon to kill people in two world
wars. It kind of boggles the imagination to think that such a
powerful and deadly chemical would be allowed to be added to water
that people would use for drinking, showering, bathing, swimming
in, and making baby formulas without first conducting a study
to see if the long-term low dosage use of chlorine would cause
any sort of negative effects. The interesting part is that to
this date, 2006, or 55 years since 1951, the medical community
nor the FDA still have not conducted official studies as to the
effects on chlorine in or on the human body.
on the Effects of Chlorine on the Human Body
While there has been no official research done on the effects
of chlorine on the human body by the medical community as a whole,
or the FDA, there is however many years of research and experience
available from other researchers, physicians, and scientists from
around the world that we can examine. As you continue reading
you will find abundant information as to how toxic and damaging
chlorine is to the body and how you can protect yourself.
and Cardiovascular Disease
Disease in 1908
When chlorine was first added to the drinking water it was of
course intended to benefit mankind by eliminating disease-causing
organisms such as typhoid and cholera. And it worked very well.
Before chlorine became widely used in1908 in the United States,
the deaths resulting from typhoid were about 35,379, or 31 per
100,000 of population. And the deaths from heart disease was about
64,439, or 137 per 100,000 of population.
PLEASE NOTE: Deaths from heart disease were actually
lower than this before 1900, with some of the first recorded cases
occurring in the late 1800's.
Disease in 1950
By 1950, or forty-two years later after 1908, chlorine had become
more widely used in the water supplies of the United States. Also,
people had been exposed to chlorine for a longer period of time.
Due to the chlorine and improved sanitary conditions the number
of deaths from typhoid had dropped almost 90 which was essentially
zero per 100,000 of population. However, the death rate from heart
disease had dramatically increased to 535,920, or 355 per 100,000
of population. That was a total increase of 471,481 since 1908
when chlorine was first used in the water supplies.
Disease in 2003
In 2003, ninety-five years after chlorine was first added to the
drinking water in1908, it has become a common household word that
people don’t think much about and is used in almost every municipality’s
water supply in the United States. And since the American public
has been exposed to chlorine for almost 100 years what have been
the results? While typhoid still remains under control and no
longer poses a major health risk, the death from heart disease
has increased dramatically.
Based on the estimates
of The American Heart Association for 2003 there were 71,300,000
Americans affected by some form of cardiovascular disease resulting
in over 910,614 deaths. And out of those deaths it was estimated
that 479,305 were due to coronary heart disease, the leading cause
of death in the United States.
Then in 2004 The American
Heart Association estimated that 13,200,000 people alive at that
time had a history of heart attack, angina pectoris or both. They
also estimated that another 1.2 million Americans would have a
new or recurrent coronary attack.
During the 1960s Dr. Joseph Price wanted to know why cardiovascular
heart disease, such as heart attacks, strokes, and atherosclerosis,
had become so prevalent during this time when prior to 1900 it
was virtually non-existent. In his book Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine
published in 1969 he said, “that something has dramatically changed
in the last six to seven decades of human history.” Dr. Price
felt that there was some sort of environmental factor that was
being overlooked by the medical community contributing to the
development of atherosclerosis.
Atherosclerosis is when the large and medium sized arteries develop
plaques on the inner layers of the walls where lesions or tears
occur. These plaques are made up of cholesterol, other blood fats
called lipids, blood platelets and other clotting factors such
as fibrinogen, or protein nets, and cellular debris. As the muscle
cells in the artery wall enlarge in the affected area and the
plaque continues to form, blood flow diminishes to the organs
normally supplied by the artery. Also, due to the hardening of
the plaque, or calcification from calcium being deposited with
the fats, there is a risk of pressure from blood flow breaking
off a piece of the plaque which can travel to various parts of
the body causing a blockage.
Dr. Price further comments
in his book, “Chlorination gained relatively wide acceptance in
the second decade of this century (20th century) and in the third
decade (1920's) it was found that satisfactory killing of organisms
was dependent upon a residual of chlorine in the water above the
amount necessary to react with organic impurities. When it was
remembered that evidence of clinical disease from atherosclerosis
takes 10-20 years to develop, it becomes evident that there is
a correlation between the introduction and widespread application
of chlorination of water supplies and the origin and increasing
incidence of heart attacks that is exceedingly difficult to explain
Price Presents Evidence from Around the World
When the doctor looked at people from around the world he discovered
that the Japanese people who have a very low rate of heart attack,
one-sixth that of the United States, develop atherosclerosis,
or blockage of the arteries by cholesterol and other fat deposits,
when they move to Hawaii and drink chlorinated water. (It’s interesting
to note that when the Japanese where rebuilding their cities after
the war they installed water purification systems using chlorine
recommended by the American engineers who were assisting. Prior
to this time they had never used it. Not soon after this the Japanese
medical community began to notice that the Japanese people were
starting to have a lot of cardiovascular health issues, namely
heart attacks. Their investigation led them to chlorine as the
source of the causative factor. They discontinued the use of chlorine.
In Africa, Dr. Price found people that even though they ate a
diet very high in fat and cholesterol, but who did not drink chlorinated
water, did not get heart attacks.
Another physician, Dr. Paul Dudley White, mentioned by Dr. Price,
noted that Irish farm workers who drank their own well water free
of chlorine never suffer from coronary heart disease.
Young Men and
Advanced Arterial Disease
Dr. Price commented on the findings of Dr. William Enos who lead
a team of physicians to autopsy 300 American soldiers who died
in the Korean war. The average age of the deceased soldiers were
22.1 years. All were examined before their induction and found
to be healthy. The autopsies revealed that 77% of the 300 soldiers
had, “gross evidence of atherosclerosis ("hardening"
of the arteries caused by the formation of multiple plaques) in
the coronary arteries.” In some of the soldiers the one or more
arteries of the heart were partly or completely occluded, or blocked.
Dr. Enos and the team of physicians explanation of their findings
was that these young men had the early development of “degenerative-disease.”
In other words they
felt that this unusual and severe development of coronary heart
disease in such young healthy men in such a short period of time
was just a natural development of degeneration not attributed
to anything they may have been exposed to or ingested.
However, note the comments
of Dr. Price, “If you ask any man who served in that war he will
tell you that the water in Korea for our soldiers was so heavily
chlorinated for sanitary reasons that it was almost undrinkable...
Apparently, there is a direct causal correlation between the amount
of chlorine ingested and the speed and degree of development of
American soldiers in Vietnam, just like the ones in the
Korean war, drank heavily chlorinated water as well. And their
autopsies revealed the same sort of severe artery damage and atherosclerosis
in a short period of time.
In a book called Poisoning by Dr. W. F. von Oettingen
on page 72 he has this to say on chlorine, “It has been claimed
that injury of the mitral valve (of the heart) and cardiac (heart)
insufficiency may result from severe exposure to chlorine,
or carbon monoxide. Coronary thrombosis, characterized by palpitation,
irregularities of the heart beat, and anxiety, has been reported
in poisonings with chlorine, carbon monoxide and ferric chloride.”
(A chlorine compound.)
In his statement the
doctor is referring to a severe exposure to chlorine. As
we already noted the young soldiers who were examined during induction
and were certified healthy before going to war in Korea and Vietnam
did have severe exposer to chlorine in a short period of
time. Based on what they know about the effects of severe chlorine
exposure to the cardiovascular system and how much the soldiers
drank in such a short period of time, one can conclude that the
main cause of their heart disease was the chlorinated water.
in the United States Since 1908
When chlorination of water supplies first began in 1908 in the
United States it wasn’t until 10 to 20 years later that heart
attacks first began to increase. That’s because unlike the soldiers
in the Korean and Vietnam Wars who drank very high concentrations
of chlorinated water, causing a faster rate of developing plaques
on the blood vessel walls within a year or less, the public water
supplies had much lower amounts which produced a slower rate of
developing plaques over a 10 to 20 year period.
Result of an Experiment Using Chlorinated Water
In his book, Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine,
Dr. Price reveals the results of an experiment he conducted with
several hundred healthy young chickens separated into two groups.
One group drank from water with chlorine and the other group used
water without chlorine. Both groups were raised until they had
reached complete maturity. The birds were then autopsied revealing
that every chicken in the group that drank the chlorinated water
had some level of cardiovascular disease, and the ones without
the chlorinated water had no signs. It was also noted that when
the amount of chlorine was increased in the water of the chickens
who drank it, the severity of destruction to the cardiovascular
system was more severe and occurred sooner.
Observation of the chickens
while they were maturing revealed that the birds without the chlorinated
water grew faster, larger and were far healthier, while the chickens
that drank the chlorinated water under winter conditions displayed
outward signs of poor circulation, shivered, had drooping feathers,
and a reduced level of activity. Due to Dr Price’s experiment
most of the large poultry producers today provide water without
chlorine for the chickens.
Conclusion on the Safety of Chlorine
After studying the results of chlorine on living tissue Dr. Price
states in his book that, “nothing can negate the incontrovertible
fact, the basic cause of atherosclerosis and resulting entities
such as heart and stroke, is chlorine.”
Fifty-percent or more of municipalities’ water sources come from
rivers and lakes. As the surface water in these rivers and lakes
come into contact with the organic matter as humus from dead leaves
and plants, soil, silt, mud, and different forms of effluent,
such as sewage, humic acids are produced. And when chlorine is
used to disinfect water, it comes into contact with these humic
acids producing what are called DBPs, or Disinfection-By-Products.
One class of these chemicals is called trihalomethanes which would
include chloroform, trichloroethylene, and carbon tetrachloride,
all shown to be carcinogens, or cancer causing.
In a study by physicians from Harvard and the University of Wisconsin
it was discovered that these Disinfection-By-Products may be responsible
for over 10,700 cases of bladder and rectal cancers per year.
of Bladder Cancer
In a study reported on in 1987 by the Journal of National Cancer
Institute it was found that people who drank chlorinated water
had an 80% greater risk of developing bladder cancer.
and Urinary Tract Cancer
Another study by the Columbia University School of Public Health
revealed that women who drank chlorinated water from seven upstate
New York counties had a 44% higher death rate from gastrointestinal
and urinary tract cancers than women who drank water from home
Another study in the
1970s which analyzed thousands of cancer deaths in Louisiana,
North Carolina, Illinois, and Wisconsin revealed that those who
drank chlorinated water over a lifetime have a fifty to one-hundred
percent greater risk of dying of gastrointestinal cancer. It is
interesting to note that this risk is from water having chlorine
at, or below, the Environmental Protection Agency’s standard as
“safe?” And that Dr. Robert Harris, the lead scientist, commented
that this standard “is going to make the EPA look ridiculous.”
Nervous System, and Birth Defects
It has been established that chloroform and carbon tetrachloride
destroy the kidney, liver, nervous system and cause birth defects.
"Studies show -
a strong link between chlorinated water supplies with elevated
trihalomethane levels and cancers of the bladder, kidney, liver,
pancreas, gastrointestinal tract, colon and brain." - from:
The Maker's Diet; Jordan S. Rubin, N. MD., PhD.
and Breast Cancer
Approximately one in every eight women in the United States has
breast cancer, and studies show that
chlorine and chlorine byproducts, called organochlorines, may
be responsible for about one-third of them. The source of the
chlorine of course would be from the drinking water, shower, bathing,
swimming, and food such as bleached flour, but organochlorines
would come from plastics, agricultural chemicals, and cleaning
and bleaching products. Women with breast cancer have been found
to have 50 to 60% more organochlorines in their breast tissue
than women without breast cancer.
In a recent report
by the organization Greenpeace it summarizes several ways by which
organochlorines can promote breast cancer:
cause adverse mutations in genetic material, which can then
give the wrong instructions to the rest of the cell for cell
division, differentiation and proliferation.
strengthen the ability of other chemicals to cause cancer
by inducing enzymes that transform them into a more cancer
interfere with the body's natural controls on cell growth
mimic or interfere with natural hormones like estrogen.
may suppress the body’s immune system's mechanisms for defending
against tumorous cells.
Studies by scientists in Belgium and other places have linked
the development of deadly malignant melanoma, a serious form of
skin cancer, to chlorine exposure from drinking water and swimming
pools. In the Ames, and other mutagenicity tests, sodium hypochlorite
has been shown to be mutagenic.
Compared to darker skin
people, redheads and blondes are more likely to develop skin cancer
as their skin contains more pheomelanins, meaning lighter pigmentation,
than melanins, or darker pigmentation.
Not Due to Ultraviolet Light
It’s interesting to note that skin cancer is not due to exposure
to ultraviolet light from the sun, and that people who spend a
lot more time indoors exposed to fluorescent light have the most
skin cancer. Also, skin cancer most often appears on areas of
the body not exposed to the rays of the sun.
Due to worldwide pollution of rivers and oceans and chlorination
of swimming pools, Franz H. Rampen of the Netherlands has said
it has caused an increase in melanoma, or skin cancer.
Acids -Extremely Dangerous Chemicals
Besides the cancer causing Disinfection-By-Products such as trihalomethanes
(THMs) produced when chlorine interacts with humic acids in the
surface water of rivers and lakes, it also creates two other chemicals
called chlorinated acids, MX and DCA. Many scientists feel that
these two chemicals are the most dangerous that people can be
also called MX ,is the common name for 3-Chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-
furanone (C5 H3Cl3O3) - found in all chlorinated water for which
it was tested. H. Paul Ringhand, an EPA chemist, feels that MX
may be the single most mutagenic chemical in city water sources.
And anything that can mutate, or in this case adversely alter
the genetic material of healthy cells, will increase their cancer-causing
(dichloroacetic acid) - adversely alters cholesterol metabolism
increasing the bad forms of LDL (low density lipoprotein), VLDL
(very low density lipoprotein), and lipoprotein a, all of which
travel from the liver to the blood stream where they can plug
the arteries producing plaques increasing the risks of heart attack
and stroke, while at the same time decreasing the good HDL (high
density lipoprotein) cholesterol which travels from the blood
to the liver reducing cholesterol and the risks of heart attack
and stroke. DCA has also been shown to cause liver cancer in lab
and Its Other Negative Effects on the Body
Healthy blood sugar levels are maintained by the insulin produced
by the beta cells from the islets of langerhans located in the
pancreas. When chlorine enters the body it produces a powerful
oxidizing agent, or uric acid derivative, called alloxan. This
alloxan creates free radicals that damage the DNA in the beta
cells of the islets of langerhans in the pancreas causing the
cells to malfunction and eventually die. Alloxan also interferes
with the activity of the mineral zinc required for the activation
of an enzyme, DNA ligase, that helps produce the genetic material
for the production of new beta cells. And the chlorine deactivates
the B vitamin niacin needed to place the zinc into the enzyme.
Zinc is also required for the storage and function of insulin.
When beta cells fail to produce sufficient insulin, or no longer
produce insulin, and the mineral zinc has insufficient activity,
diabetes will be the result.
The deleterious effects
of alloxan on the pancreas is so powerful that the Textbook
of Natural Medicine calls it “a potent beta-cell toxin.”
Chlorine In Bleached
Flour Contributes to Alloxan Production
Commercial yeasted breads, even the whole-grain varieties, often
have other problems. They typically contain flour bleach, which
forms alloxan, a compound known to cause diabetes in animals by
destroying the beta cells of the pancreas (Clinical Nutrition
Newsletter, Dec. 1982). …
Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford, page 451
Zinc and Its
Importance to Our Health
In order to thoroughly understand how the reduced activity of
zinc by alloxan, produced from chlorine in our body, can affect
our health we need to see how essential it is.
is concentrated in the body tissues in the following order;:
prostate, eye retina, liver, kidney, muscle, bone, testes,
pancreas, heart, spleen, lung, brain, and the adrenal gland.
|| It is required
for the proper function of over 25 enzymes for digestion and
||Involved in DNA
synthesis to manufacture protein needed for growth, regeneration
of new tissue, repair of damaged tissue, replacement of enzymes,
and antibodies for healthy immune system function.
activation of vitamins, particularly the B vitamins.
the reproductive process.
of insulin for healthy blood sugar control.
||Wound healing as
zinc integrates the amino acid cystine into the protein of
skin and converts glycine and proline into skin collagen.
Also it promotes protein synthesis throughout the body for
repair of tissues and wound healing.
||Helps the body
eliminate lactic acid buildup produced from muscles due to
exercise or work.
||Assists in movement
of carbon dioxide from the blood to the lungs for removal.
As seen from this list
zinc is heavily involved throughout the entire human body, and
any deficiency or reduced activity of this essential mineral could
negatively impact the health in any number of ways.
Zinc and DNA
Deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA, is found in every cell of the human
body which is essentially a blueprint of all the instructions
and information needed for the cell to reproduce itself. For example;
a liver cell can become only a liver cell and a bone cell can
become only a bone cell. When it comes time for the cell to reproduce
enzymes are needed to put the DNA together within the cell.
In order for the enzymes
to become activated several minerals are required, including zinc.
When zinc is inhibited from working properly, new DNA cannot be
produced. As a result new cell reproduction to replace the old
dying cells, of the liver, heart, brain, pancreas, kidneys, thyroid,
gastrointestinal tract, arteries, muscle, tendons, lungs, bone,
cartilage and other cells throughout the body, slows down or stops
altogether. The end result being the breakdown of cells in bones,
cartilage, spinal discs, muscles, brain, organs and glands and
whatever part of the body is affected by hampered DNA production.
If this process were allowed to continue anyone can see that this
would have a devastating affect on the health of the body.
Zinc and Premature
Aging of th Body
Any interference with the activity of zinc and new DNA production
and cell replication would be affecting every cell in the body
resulting in premature aging.
Signs of premature aging
would be excess wrinkling of the skin, reduced lubrication of
the joints, less flexibility and lost range of motion, cartilage
and spinal disc deterioration, less energy, weakening eyesight,
weight gain from excess fat and reduced muscle tissue, loss of
appetite, hormone imbalances, high cholesterol and blood fats,
less flexible and healthy blood vessels, increased blood pressure,
reduced sex drive, fluctuating blood sugar levels, lowered immune
system function, poor digestion and elimination, reduced absorption
of nutrients in the small intestine, impaired mental function,
increased blood pressure, inflammation, increased sensitivity
to pain, poor wound healing, poor teeth, gum, and enamel health,
and weak and thinning bones. In essence the body is basically
falling apart at an accelerated rate!
Zinc and the
The small intestine is where most of the digestion and absorption
takes place of the food we eat. On the wall of the small intestine
are what are called villi. The primary job of the villi is to
absorb nutrients broken down by digestion into the blood stream
where they are eventually delivered to individual cells throughout
the body. Lining the small intestine, including the villi, are
epithelial cells. Due to the harsh environment of the small intestine
more than a 100 million intestinal cells die off every sixty seconds
with a complete replacement of the lining of the small intestine
every 3 days. The cell replacement on the tips of the villi are
especially important as this is where the majority of the absorption
of nutrients take place.
Without proper zinc
activity new DNA cannot be produced and replication of healthy
epithelial cells would be affected hindering the repair of the
surface of the villi reducing their ability to absorb nutrients.
If this were not corrected overtime malnutrition of the entire
body would result.
For those people who
are suffering form various bowel problems such as crohns, colitis,
celiac, diarrhea, poor absorption, inflammation and others, it
would be very prudent to remove yourself from exposure to chlorine
as much as possible. That would mean either purchasing chlorine-free
drinking water, or using filters at home for your drinking water,
as well as on your shower and bath tub. More about this will be
mentioned at the end of the article.
Zinc and Vitamin D
Vitamin D is considered both a hormone, since the body can produce
it when the skin is exposed to sunlight, and a vitamin. Scientists
have found that vitamin D is needed not only to promote absorption
of calcium from the small intestine and bone formation, but also
works with the immune system to keep it functioning normally and
regulates the health and activity of 20 different tissues including
the brain and cell growth.
The body can obtain
vitamin D, also known as cholecalciferol, by sunlight hitting
the skin which turns 7-dihydroxycholesterol into cholecalciferol,
from the food we eat, and from vitamin D supplements, preferably
D3, the natural form.
Vitamin D Must
Be Converted Into the Biologically Active Forms for Use
Once D3, cholecalciferol, is available to the body
it must be converted into the more potent bioactive forms, 25-dihydroxycholesterol
and 1,25-dihydroxycholesterol, in order for it to be useful to
the body. Cholecalciferol first goes to the liver where an enzyme
converts it into 25-dihydroxycholesterol. From there 25-dihydroxycholesterol
goes to the kidneys where another enzyme is needed to convert
it to 1,25-dihydroxycholesterol.
Zinc Required for Enzymes
to Produce the Bioactive Forms of Vitamin D
As mentioned earlier, enzymes are needed for the activation of
the thousands of processes within the human body, in this case
vitamin D3. And minerals are required for the production
and activation of the enzymes. To produce and activate the enzymes
to convert vitamin D into the bioactive forms, minerals such as
magnesium, boron, manganese, and zinc are required.
by Alloxan from Chlorine Reduces Vitamin D Activity
If the minerals required for the conversion process are low, and,
or zinc is inhibited by alloxan from chlorine, the body cannot
produce the enzymes required to convert the natural form of D3,
cholecalciferol, into the more potent and biologically active
forms reducing, and or preventing, the ability to absorb calcium
from the small intestine, maintain a healthy immune system, and
regulate the health of the other twenty tissues, such as the brain
and cell growth.
D Intake and Conversion Contribute to Health Problems
Low vitamin D3 intake and inhibited conversion into
the biologically active forms will contribute to bone loss and
possible alteration in the immune system causing it to attack
the body producing inflammation and weakening the bones. Also,
research has discovered that it can contribute to diabetes and
autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple
A and Eye Health
Vitamin A in the body is stored in the liver. In order for the
vitamin A to be used it has to be transported to the various locations
throughout the body, such as the retina of the eyes which contains
one of the highest concentrations of zinc in the body. The zinc
is required to make the transport protein to move the vitamin
A from the liver to the retina. The alloxan from chlorine would
interfere with zinc’s activity preventing the use of vitamin A
contributing to problems of the eye, and any other areas of the
body that require vitamin A, such as lung tissue.
Friendly Bacteria (Probiotics)
We have about four pounds of bacteria living in our digestive
tract. In fact it is considered an organ. In a healthy bowel about
85% of it should be good and 15% bad. This is referred to as symbiosis
because of the healthy beneficial relationship between the bacteria
and our body. The two primary strains of bacteria are bifidus
and acidophilus. From these two the body develops other friendly
strains with their particular benefits. Please note the benefits
of the two strains of friendly bacteria below.
the integrity of the intestinal lining by preventing the growth
of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts.
a healthy acid pH balance in the intestine which prevents
disease-producing microbes from gaining a foothold.
the negative effects of antibiotics.
primary bacteria in infants which strengthens their immune
system and helps them grow.
against bowel cancer by preventing the growth of bacteria
that produce nitrates, cancer producing chemicals.
||Reduces the toxic
load of the liver by inhibiting the production and absorption
of toxins by disease-causing bacteria.
||Assists in the
regulation of peristalsis, muscle movement of the intestines,
for healthy bowel elimination.
in the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-induced diarrhea.
of Lactobacillus acidophilus
the overgrowth of disease-producing microbes such as Candida,
E. Coli, H. Pylori and Salmonella.
in the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-induced diarrhea.
the absorption of nutrients.
the integrity of the intestinal wall to protect against the
absorption of antigens such as toxins, bacteria, and undigested
food particles which could produce an antigenic response.
An antigenic response is where the immune system produces
antibodies called immunoglobulins in response to the presence
of antigens in the blood. These antigens can also trigger
other physiologic responses such as inflammation which, if
left unchecked, can progress slowly and subclincally, which
means the individual is not manifesting the characteristic
clinical symptoms, adversely affecting the health of the intestines,
including the digestion and absorption of food.
the stress due to food poisoning.
||Maintains an acid
pH in the intestines which creates a hostile environment inhibiting
the growth of pathogens, agents that causes disease, especially
a living microorganism such as a bacterium or fungus, and
to the Destruction of the Friendly Bacteria
There are many things that disrupt and destroy the friendly bacteria
such as processed foods, sugars, sodas, various drugs from your
physician and over the counter medications such as Tylenol and
Aspirin, low fiber, antibiotics from your physician and food,
alcohol, smoking, stress, and backed up rotting food in the intestines.
But now you add the toxic chemical chlorine and you have a bad
situation made even worse. The friendly bacteria are destroyed
and reduced down to 15% or lower and the majority now become 85%
or more bad. This is referred to as dysbiosis because of the unhealthy
relationship between the bacteria and the body.
With the majority of the bacteria being in a dysbiotic, or bad
state, there will be reduced digestion and absorption of nutrients
from our food and the unhealthy growth of bad bacteria, germs,
microbes and other harmful pathogens. The immune system will be
weakened as well, since 70% of it is located in the small intestine.
The surface of the bowel wall also becomes impaired, and in many
cases damaged, resulting in what is called leaky-gut syndrome.
This is where undigested food and other matter not normally permitted
into the bloodstream enters creating allergic and inflammatory
reactions as the immune system becomes activated.
As the harmful pathogens grow in number and travel into the blood
stream through the now weakened intestinal wall, the overburdened
liver cannot eliminate them, and the immune system due to its
weakened state cannot fend them off. As a result the individual’s
health becomes impaired and the immune system can become altered
and begin attacking the body instead of defending it. This can
result in increased inflammation of various tissues such as the
muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective.
Excessive and long term inflammation can affect the joints contributing
to stiffness and pain and increase the risk of osteoarthritis,
and could possibly induce auto immune diseases such as lupus or
rheumatoid arthritis. The cardiovascular system will be affected
as well increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. In fact,
physicians now perform a blood test for C-Reactive Protein which
indicates the level of inflammation of the cardiovascular system.
The higher your C-Reactive Protein the greater your risk of heart
attack and stroke, as much as three times higher.
Last but not least, is something most people do not consider,
parasites. A parasite is an organism that obtains its food, nutrition,
and shelter by living in or on another organism. People can be
a host to over one hundred different types of parasites. In a
person with a healthy immune and digestive system most parasites
are destroyed and eliminated. But once the integrity of the bowel
and immune system is impaired by an unhealthy diet, drugs, lifestyle
and chlorine exposure this all changes and parasites can now make
their home inside of the body contributing to poor health in many
Chlorine, Asthma, Allergies and Bowel Problems
Many people in the United States suffer from asthma, allergies
and bowel problems. And in many of these cases the cause, or causes,
cannot be found. Note that in 1934 a physician, Dr. M. J. Gutmann
of Jerusalem, found an article in the Journal of Allergy in which
chlorinated water was the cause of asthma and functional colitis.
When chlorinated water was completely taken away from the patient
and given just distilled water, within 3 days both disorders went
away and did not reappear. But when the physician put just a small
drop of sodium hypochloride in the distilled drinking water the
colitis and asthma returned.
Dr. Guttman also relates that he had other patients who were affected
by even the smallest amounts of chlorine by breaking out with
hives. One case was of a woman 28 years old who suffered with
hives from childhood. In an effort to get rid of them she experimented
with all kinds of diets to locate the offending food. When she
tried the recommendation to change her drinking water the hives
disappeared within a few days. However, when she tried drinking
chlorinated water again the hives would return.
Another Case of Hives
Another case of chlorinated induced hives was reported on by Dr.
Gutmann from an article he read in the November 1944 issue of
the Journal of Allergy. An English officer had a case of giant
hives. In the testing with over forty different foods, they found
no sensitivity, or cause for the allergic reaction. They also
found no indications of bacteria that would cause the allergy.
When the English officer who was stationed in Jerusalem was transferred
to other duty stations where he drank non-chlorinated mineral
water, his hives disappeared. And this is the only thing that
changed, as his diet and lifestyle remained the same. But whenever
he was transferred back to the duty station in Jerusalem and drank
the chlorinated water the hives would return immediately.
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids such as the omega-3, 6, and 9, are required
to maintain the health of the entire body. Some of the many essential
reproductive, immune, and nervous systems.
repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to obtain optimum
nutrition and expel harmful waste products.
||Production of prostaglandins,
which regulate body functions such as heart rate, blood pressure,
blood clotting, fertility, conception, and play a role in
immune function by regulating inflammation and encouraging
the body to fight infection.
||Proper growth in
children, particularly for neural development and maturation
of sensory systems, with male children having higher needs
than females. Fetuses and breast-fed infants also require
an adequate supply of EFAs through the mother's dietary intake.
omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid ) and DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid) found in cold water fish are essential
for maintaining our health in the following areas: DHA helps
forming neural transmitters, such as phosphatidylserine, important
for brain function, and is found in the retina of the eye,
indicating a role in its function. They support a healthy
cardiovascular and nervous system, cell function, control
inflammation, and support joint health and function when converted
into hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins that regulate
their activity. DHA is needed for the fetus, the infant, and
as we age as it is highly involved in the brain. As we age
our body produces less EPA and DHA, which may contribute to
poor mental focus and cognitive function, and may improve
brain abnormalities such as Alzheimer's disease, and other
forms of dementia when taken as a supplement or consumed from
foods which naturally contain them such as fish and other
sea foods. These two omega-3 fatty acids also help prevent
the skin from drying and flaking, cushion organs and tissues,
insulate the body against heat loss, and are used as an energy
Most people in the United
States are already deficient in essential fatty acids and have
an imbalance because of eating too many processed fats and oils,
free radical damage destroying the good fats because of inadequate
antioxidant protection, and an unbalanced omega 6 to 3 ratio.
Another way that our essential fatty acids are destroyed is by
chlorine. This occurs when chlorine destroys many of the antioxidants,
such as vitamins E and A, that protect these fats from free radical
damage. Another way that these essential fats are destroyed is
when chlorine mixes with surface water it creates a compound called
hypochlorite which produces excess free radicals that oxidize
them, turning them rancid. This was demonstrated by an industrialist
chemist J. P. Bercz in 1992.
Deficient and oxidized essential fatty acids and imbalances can
contribute to accelerated aging, excessive weight gain, high cholesterol
levels with unhealthy ratios of HDL (high-density lipoprotein)
and LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and serious health problems
such as excessive systemic inflammation, high blood pressure,
stroke, heart attack, cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, asthma,
lupus, postpartum depression, obesity, arthritis, immune system
dysfunction, liver dysfunction, Alzheimer's Disease, ADHD, autism,
schizophrenia, depression, bone loss, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, and various digestive disorders such as leaky gut syndrome,
crohn’s disease, and inflammatory bowel disease.
Chlorine, Halides and the Thyroid
Chlorine belongs to a group of chemicals called halides. Other
halides include fluorine, or calcium flouride, in drinking water
and dental products and bromides found in disinfectants, pesticides,
sodas, and dough conditioners for bread.
Iodine - A Beneficial Halide
Another halide which is very beneficial to our health is organic
iodine, with iodine being the smallest of these halides. Iodine
is required by the body to be used in the thyroid along with the
amino acid, L-tyrosine, to produce a thyroid hormone called thyroxin.
Almost every tissue in the human body is directly or indirectly
affected by thyroid hormone. When chlorine, and other halides
such as sodium fluoride, are taken into the body, being smaller
in size than iodine, they will displace the iodine in the thyroid
resulting in poor thyroid function and thyroxin production.
Without sufficient thyroxin the whole body will be affected such
as the heart, nervous system, metabolism, and body temperature
regulation. Health problems that can result due to thyroxine disruption
would be low energy, poor sleep patterns, slower metabolism with
weight gain, edema or water retention, hormone imbalances, and
poor bone remodeling contributing to osteoporosis.
Chlorine and Iron
Iron is the nucleus of each blood cell. And chlorine affects iron
negatively as an oxidizing agent essentially threatening the healthy
structure of blood. In the book, Water Fit to Drink
by Carol Keough, it cites studies done by the University of Michigan
linking chlorinated water to anemia, a condition where red blood
cells are not providing adequate oxygen to body tissues.
Chlorine Destroys Vitamin E
Notice what Dr. Richard Kunin said happens to vitamin E when subjected
to chlorine in his book, Mega-Nutrition published
by New American Library, “Even in the minute quantities sufficient
to kill germs, chlorine can undermine the body’s defenses against
atherosclerosis. Chlorine creates electrically charged molecules
called free radicals, which can combine with alpha tocopherol
(vitamin E) and eliminate it from your system. In addition, free
radicals can directly damage the [lining] of blood vessels and
so create the environment for the formation of plaque.”
Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that protects us from excess
free radicals that could damage our cells such as the ones in
the heart and blood vessel walls helping to prevent cardiovascular
disease and tumor formation. Insufficient amounts of vitamin E
can contribute poor heart muscle function and weakened and constricted
blood vessels contributing to elevated blood pressure and heart
Chlorine Destroys Vitamins
A, B-Complex, C and Amino Acid Tryptophan
In the book edited by J. I. Rodale and staff, Prevention Method
for Better Health, 1968 the editor mentions on page 383 that he
read an article at that time from a German magazine on the subject
of chlorine and its ability to destroy, or reduce not only vitamin
E, but also the vitamins A, B, C, and the amino acid tryptophan.
Importance of A, C, and E
Vitamins A, C, and E are antioxidants. They work together to support
a healthy immune system, teeth, bones, joints, skin, eyes, lungs,
DNA, and cardiovascular system preventing the oxidizing of cholesterol
and other blood fats preventing plaque buildup on the blood vessel
walls. Vitamin C is needed to insure the healthy turn-over of
collagen throughout the body, including the cardiovascular system,
bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, organs, and glands,
because it is required as an enzyme cofactor for prolyl hydroxylase
and lysyl hydroxylase to convert the amino acids L-lysine and
L-proline into the hydroxy forms, hyroxylysine and hydroxyproline.
This is especially crucial in maintaining the health of the covering
on the blood vessel walls called the endothelium which reduces
the friction of blood flow, and the actual muscle cells that make
up the blood vessels. If proper collagen levels are not maintained,
the blood vessels can become stiff and inflexible increasing blood
pressure. There is also a greater risk of internal bleeding from
the blood vessels. Also, since collagen is likened to glue that
holds our body together, any disruption in its turnover will weaken
its entire structure.
of B Vitamins
The B vitamins acts as coenzymes for the activation of many enzymes
for the many complex chemical interactions, healthy gastrointestinal
tract, the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and
proteins, nervous system function, healthy blood sugar levels,
brain function, energy production, skin, hair, liver, eyes, amino
acid utilization, and DNA activation and utilization.
B-12, Folic Acid, Homocysteine and Heart Disease
One of the major factors in maintaining the strength, flexibility,
and health of the lining of the blood vessel walls, called the
endothelium, and the muscle cells of the blood vessels is collagen.
If this collagen becomes broken down and never gets replaced the
endothelium and the walls of the blood vessels essentially become
damaged. One of the things that can damage the blood vessels is
an amino acid called homocysteine.
Homocysteine production is a normal part of digestion when foods
are eaten containing the amino acid methionine. In a healthy person
with sufficient amounts of B-6, folic acid and B-12 this is not
a problem because these B vitamins are used by the body to convert
it into cystine, cysteine, and methionine, all harmless amino
acids. However, if they are not available the homocysteine can
become overly elevated in the blood with the ability to breakdown
the collagen damaging the lining of the blood vessels and the
muscle cells of the blood vessel walls producing lesions, or small
In an effort to repair these lesions the body sets in motion several
mechanisms; (1) The liver begins producing more cholesterol, reducing
the good HDL (which carries cholesterol out of the circulatory
system to the liver) and elevates the LDL and VLDL (which carries
the cholesterol and other lipids, or fats, from the liver out
to the circulatory system), and other lipids such as lipoprotein
(a) to go to the sites of damage and plug up, or cover over the
lesion; (2) the body kicks in the clotting system sending blood
platelets and fibrinogen (protein nets) to the affected areas
to cover over, or plug up as well; and (3) the muscle cells in
the blood vessel wall where the damage has occurred begin to grow
All of this contributes to narrowing of the arteries as the plaque
builds up and the muscle cells expand cutting blood flow to the
heart and other affected areas eventually leading to a heart attack
or stroke if left unchecked.
Homocysteine and Bone Loss
Homocysteine also contributes to osteoporosis, or bone loss, by
interfering with the body’s collagen cross-linking which causes
a defective bone matrix. As a result, the normal bone-building
process is severely diminished weakening the bone tissue.
Chlorine, B-6, Niacin, Zinc and Tryptophan
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which is a precursor to
a neurotransmitter in the brain called serotonin. Serotonin is
also a platelet clotting factor and neurohormone found in the
organs throughout the body. Two of the B vitamins, B-6 and niacin
along with the mineral zinc and other nutrients are needed to
convert tryptophan into serotonin.
Serotonin's production can be inhibited by chlorine’s interference
of tryptophan, B-6, niacin, and zinc which can contribute to abnormal
sleep patterns, insomnia, poor brain function, mental retardation,
depression, suicide, schizophrenia, aggressive behavior, poor
clotting, compulsive eating leading to excessive weight gain,
anorexia, deficiency of growth hormone and possibly the hormone
prolactin, required for healthy mammary development and milk production.
Lack of Vitamin E and Joint Problems
The body produces a specialized proteoglycan called hyaluronic
acid which is required to produce a thick lubricating fluid called
synovial fluid. If the level of the hyaluronic acid drops then
the synovial fluid will lose its viscosity, or lubricating ability,
allowing too much friction during movement eventually wearing
out the cartilage to the point of bone on bone, and making the
joint stiff and painful to move.
The enzyme hyaluronidase breaks down hyaluronic acid reducing
the viscosity, or lubricating qualities of the synovial fluid.
It also has the ability to destroy the synoival fluid and to send
the decomposed fluid to the lymphatic system causing the joints
Adequate levels of the antioxidant vitamin E prevent the excessive
production of this hyaluronidase enzyme. When chlorine enters
the body it destroys vitamin E allowing the hyaluronidase to accumulate
excessively destroying hyaluronic acid and the synoival fluid
resulting in the swelling and inflammation of the joints. If this
situation is not corrected it would eventually lead to arthritis
and destruction of the cartilage.
Chlorine - A “Crippler and Killer”
While we can’t blame every disease or health problem on chlorine,
we can however, say that chlorine’s long history of use certainly
is a major contributor allowing it to be called a “crippler and
killer”. As its history reveals its use started as well intentioned
and was the technology of its time saving many lives from cholera,
typhoid and other infectious and deadly diseases. But that was
over 150 years ago. This is now the 21st century and we are still
using technology from the 19th century. Or, should I say almost
There are some cities that recognize that chlorine is a toxic
poison and use safer means to disinfect water. For example, because
chlorine gas was used as a weapon during the two world wars in
Europe, and recognizing its deadly nature, many communities there
do not use chlorine, but instead use ozone (oxygen) and ultraviolet
light to kill harmful microorganisms. Another method used is a
sand filtration system such as the one in Holland.
The main reason why more cities do not use these alternative methods
is because of cost. Chlorine is cheap and they would have to spend
more money than they are willing to make the necessary changes
to their purification systems.
But until the time comes, if ever, when every major city removes
chemicals such as chlorine and sodium fluoride from the drinking
water people will have to take responsibility and remove it themselves.
Reducing and Eliminating Chlorine from Your Life
Many people have begun to this do this already by either purchasing
chlorine free water or by using a filter on their tap at home.
However, there are other areas of chlorine exposure.
Showers and Bathes
Studies done on chlorine exposure have revealed that up to 2/3rds
of it comes from showering and taking a bath. That means that
we absorb more chlorine when showering or bathing than if we drank
8 glasses of chlorinated water a day. That’s because when we take
a shower or bath we breath chlorine gas called chloroform which
goes not only into the lungs but also goes directly into the blood
stream, while we absorb the chlorine in the water into the pores
of our skin that have been opened by the hot water.
Comments from Others
"Volatile organics can evaporate from water in a shower or
bath." from: Is Your Water Safe to Drink?
A long, hot shower can be dangerous. The toxic chemicals are inhaled
in high concentrations." from: Bottom Line;
Dr. John Andelman, PhD. Books
"Avoiding contact with chlorinated water is of the utmost
importance. This includes bathing water and drinking water. Chlorine
kills bacteria, friendly and unfriendly, in the intestines. it
can be absorbed through the skin. I recommend installing a shower
filter to remove Chlorine." -from: Patient, Heal
Thyself; Jordan S. Rubin, N.MD., PhD.
Asthma and Bronchitis Has Increased Dramatically
In the last 20 years asthma and bronchitis has increased 300%,
especially in children. Researchers feel this is due to breathing
chlorine gas, or chloroform. Note what Dr. Lance Wallace of the
United States Environmental Protection Agency said about this,
“ Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels
of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the
Chlorine and Dishwashers
Another area of the house that increases the exposure to chlorine
is from dishwashers. When the chlorine containing detergents are
added to the dishwasher they blend with the organic food matter
creating various harmful chlorine compounds that get vented into
the air that we breathe. A dishwater can vent 5 to 7 quarts of
air per minute of operation. To reduce this hazard you could either
wash dishes by hand in a sink which has a filter, and if you do
not have filtered water you can wear rubber gloves, or use chlorine-free
automatic dishwashing gel by Seventh Generation. If you cannot
find the gel in your area their toll free number is 1-800-456-1191.
Their web address is www.seventhgeneration.com.
Chlorine and Swimming Pools
Another area of severe chlorine exposure is swimming pools. Researchers
found that the chlorine in the water reacts to the organic matter
of the human body such as sweat, urine, blood, feces, mucus, and
skin cells producing toxic chlorine by-products called chloramines.
Also, chloroform exposure is 70 to 240 times higher in the air
over indoor pools than outdoor pools. One hour of swimming in
a pool with chlorine showed chloroform concentrations in the swimmers’
blood ranging from 100 to 1,093 parts per billion.
Chlorine and the Skin and Hair
Besides the damaging effects of chlorine internally, it also damages
our skin and hair. The chlorine robs the skin and hair of moisture
making it less elastic as it breaks down the protein structures
that keep them healthy, strong and flexible. Over time the appearance
would become less youthful and healthy looking.
The Truth About Beauty
Note this statement from Kat James, The Truth About Beauty,
"at least 70% of the skin's blemish- and wrinkle fighting
hydration comes from the water we consume. If you haven't done
so already, switching from chlorinated tap water-the water you
shower in- to reliably pure water will be perhaps the most important
health and beauty lifestyle upgrade you will ever make."
About dry skin, she points out. "Chlorinated water can contribute
to dry skin. Installing a shower filter can make an unbelievable
Premium Shower and Water Filters
For those who interested in a shower filter to remove chlorine
from their water I recommend the Premium
Shower Filter by New Wave Enviro Products. I have been using
this filter for about 14 years and it works extremely well. And
if you looking for a water filter to remove chlorine from the
water you use to drink and cook with they also have one called
the Premium 10-Stage Filter that uses the same KDF® technology
as the shower filter.
How Does the Premium Shower Filter Work?
A patented mixture of zinc and copper called KDF-55, plus crystal
Quartz, converts chlorine into zinc chloride. Zinc is considered
to be helpful in alleviating dandruff and is used in anti-dandruff
shampoos. Unlike carbon, KDF® stands up to hot water and is
very effective in filtering out chlorine, odors and dirt particles.
KDF® possesses strong bacteriostatic character, inhibiting
the growth of bacteria, fungus, algae and mildew. The Premium
Shower Filter contains 14 oz. of KDF® and 2 oz. of crystal
Quartz for enhanced performance.
and Safety of KDF® Technology
In a book called, Don’t Drink the Water published
in 1996, by Lono Kahuna Kupua A’O, on pages 65 and 66, it has
this to say about KDF® technology.” Independent laboratory
tests confirm user experience that KDF® is one of the best
tools for improving drinking and bathing water naturally and economically.
Compared to carbon-only units, KDF® lasts far longer, doesn’t
permit bacterial growth, and removes a much wider range of inorganic
matter (e.g. heavy metals). Compared to reverse-osmosis, KDF®
is less expensive, wastes no water, does not require membrane
replacement, works in most water temperatures, and removes chlorine.
Compared to ultraviolet lights, KDF® works in turbid water,
doesn't require bulb replacement or electricity, and takes out
inorganics. Compared to ozone, KDF® lasts longer than 17 seconds
for a continued residual bacteriostatic effect in water, does
not require electricity, and costs less. Compared to water softeners,
KDF® reduces hard scale and helps to condition water without
the need for brine tanks, or salt replacement. It is also less
expensive to install and operate.”
“In 1992, the EPA ruled that KDF® qualifies as a mechanical
device which filters water and imparts nothing harmful to the
water. Later that year, the National Sanitation Foundation tested
the media and found it to be in compliance with its Standard 61,
which certifies that the media imparts nothing harmful to the
Besides learning to eat healthy, exercising regularly, and improving
our overall lifestyle, we also need to remove and prevent toxic
chemicals like chlorine from our drinking water, the shower and
bath, dishwasher, swimming pools, and even food such as bleached
We have already examined the consequences to the body when we
allow chlorine to interfere with the way it functions. What good
does it do to spend money on supplements, eat organic foods, and
try to live the best healthy lifestyle possible if we allow chlorine
to destroy our vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential fatty acids,
amino acids, proteins, DNA, skin, hair, and the trillions of cells
that make up our body?
And, while it’s true we cannot entirely prevent ourselves from
growing old and eventually dying, we can however take better care
of ourselves, so we can age more gracefully and enjoy better health
and live our lives without the debilitating diseases so common
So, whether you are suffering from a health problem, or you enjoy
a fairly good level of health and vitality, the removal of chlorine
would certainly improve your quality of life.
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