Please Explain Tap Water and Any Bottled Water That Has Chlorine--and Chlorine Entering Through the Skin (shower/bath/pool/jacuzzi)

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    Aug 30, 2014 4:26 PM GMT
    If we can buy Pur or Brita water filters to remove chlorine, why can't municipalities remove chlorine after chlorine has done its work?

    Until recently, concerns about drinking water focused on eliminating pathogens. The chlorine used to reduce the risk of infectious disease may account for a substantial portion of the cancer risk associated with drinking water. Chlorination of drinking water was a major factor in the reduction in the mortality rates associated with waterborne pathogen. The use of chlorine was believed to be safe. This view is evident in an article, which appeared on the back page of the New York Times. The report stated that with the use of chlorine, "Any municipal water supply can be made as pure as mountain spring water. Chlorination destroys all animal and microbial life, leaving no trace of itself afterwards". This statement reflected opinion accepted until recent years when halogenated organic compounds, such as chloroform, were identified in chlorinated drinking water supplies. Recent surveys show that these compounds are common in water supplies throughout the United States.

    These concerns about cancer risks associated with chemical contamination from chlorination by-products have resulted in numerous epidemiological studies. These studies generally support the notion that by-products of chlorination are associated with increased cancer risks.

    Chlorine is used to combat microbial contamination, but it can react with organic matter in the water and form dangerous, carcinogenic Trihalomethanes. According to Dr. Joseph M. Price, MD, in Moseby's Medical Dictionary, "Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious poison".

    In a 1992 study that made front-page headlines, and was reported on in the July issue of the American Journal of Public Health researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee found that people who regularly drink tap water containing high levels of chlorine by-products have a greater risk of developing bladder and rectal cancers than people who drink unchlorinated water. The study estimates that about 9 percent of all bladder cancer and 18 percent of all rectal cancer cases are associated with long-term consumption of these by-products. This amounts to over 20,000 new cases each year.

    http://www.pure-earth.com/chlorine.html

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    Aug 31, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    because "its work" occurs not only in the processing center but also in the hundreds of miles or so of questionably-maintained pipes in most cities. Even so, New Orleans occasionally suffers pressure drops in their centuries-old system and city officials must issue "boil water advisories". You want to complain about chlorine in the water? Great. Complain about America's utter disinterest in maintaining its infrastructure first.
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    Aug 31, 2014 7:06 PM GMT
    Life2Short saidbecause "its work" occurs not only in the processing center but also in the hundreds of miles or so of questionably-maintained pipes in most cities. Even so, New Orleans occasionally suffers pressure drops in their centuries-old system and city officials must issue "boil water advisories". You want to complain about chlorine in the water? Great. Complain about America's utter disinterest in maintaining its infrastructure first.


    But, but, but, it's so much more important to spend trillions on wars than to maintain our infrastructure! Sarcasm intended.
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    Sep 01, 2014 10:05 AM GMT
    Consider this…. ask women who have had breast cancer whether they have or use a pool or hot tub. I don't think it could be a coincidence.
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    Sep 01, 2014 10:49 AM GMT
    if you have a concern (drinking water) install a RO filter at home. Buy it cheap from home depot.
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    Sep 09, 2014 2:29 AM GMT
    I just looked at a filtering pitcher.

    It said it removes the smell and taste of Chlorine. I'm guessing it doesn't remove Chlorine.
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    Sep 09, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    i got a rain water tank, when i get a whif of tap water in my town its really strong i'm not ingesting chlorine fuck that.
  • TealSock

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    Sep 14, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
    How do you avoid it though?

    Most water bottle companies get their water from city sources; i.e the chlorinated ones.

    My water comes from a communal well but it is chlorinated as well I think, I also drink it all the time, ha had no idea there was a link between these two.

    I don't think ANYTHING you can buy to bring home can filter our chlorine. It's such a fine particle and blah blah blah.
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    Sep 27, 2014 6:36 AM GMT
    I'm thinking about a PUR 10-cup water pitcher that takes away some of the smell and taste of Chlorine.
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    Sep 27, 2014 7:00 AM GMT
    TealSock saidHow do you avoid it though?

    Most water bottle companies get their water from city sources; i.e the chlorinated ones.

    My water comes from a communal well but it is chlorinated as well I think, I also drink it all the time, ha had no idea there was a link between these two.

    I don't think ANYTHING you can buy to bring home can filter our chlorine. It's such a fine particle and blah blah blah.


    Check out this video

    http://youtu.be/256LD7ooorY

    Note what the guy says between 20 minutes to 22 minutes.
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    Sep 27, 2014 7:08 AM GMT
    Omega_Einhorne saidi got a rain water tank, when i get a whif of tap water in my town its really strong i'm not ingesting chlorine fuck that.


    Cool. That IS a way to avoid Chlorine.