Category Archives: Water Health

Water Sanitiation and the Special Problem for Drinking Water presented by Chlorine

“There is increased evidence for an association between rectal, colon and bladder cancer and the consumption of chlorinated drinking water”, this according to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality. Why Use Chlorine? Chlorination is used extensively by municipal water treatment … Continue reading

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CHLORINATED WATER CAN AFFECT CANCER RISK

Lifetime consumption of chlorinated tap water can more than double the risk of bladder and rectal cancers in certain individuals, two new studies conclude. Both studies examined the lifetime water-consumption patterns, diets and lifestyles of over 2,200 middle-aged and elderly … Continue reading

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Chlorine Fails to Eliminate some viruses and bacteria

The disinfection efficiency of chlorine is very much hindered by water contaminants, such that in highly contaminated water even at a concentration of 3.5mg/l of free chlorine, viruses and some bacteria are still active and infective, especially Norwalk virus . … Continue reading

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The difference of CHLORINE viewpoints between Government and Science

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division enforces “RULES FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER ” under the GEORGIA SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT (PL93-523). Section 391-3-5-.14(2) of Georgia State Law reads as follows: “(2) The supplier of water must continuously … Continue reading

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The “Chlorinated” Water Issue

Most surface and well water sources are rich with natural organic matter (NOM). Unfortunately, growing research has demonstrated that NOM in water when combined with chlorine leads to the formation of potentially harmful disinfection by-products (DBPs) such as Trihalomethanes (THMs) … Continue reading

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Professional advice from the past, about the harms of chlorine

“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 epidemic of heart trouble, cancer … Continue reading

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Is Chlorine in Drinking Water really good?

Chlorine has been used as an effective disinfectant in drinking water supplies for nearly 100 years. Chlorine is considered necessary to destroy many of the bacteria in your drinking water. If it cleanses your water, then what is the problem? … Continue reading

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