The cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.
A new study is ripping through the media today under headlines such as Chlorinated water linked to cancer risk. Essentially the articles say:
* Drinking, bathing or swimming in chlorinated water may increase the risk of bladder cancer.
Horrors! Oh, my gosh! Isn’t this shocking?
Not really. This has been known for years. In Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, back in 1999, I wrote:
* According to the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality, the cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine. There is a higher incidence of cancer of the esophagus, rectum, breast, and larynx and a higher incidence of Hodgkin’s disease among those drinking chlorinated water.
* You absorb more chlorine through your skin in a 15 minute hot shower than you do by drinking 8 glasses of that same water throughout the day. Actually, when you shower, you absorb more chlorine through your lungs in the form of vapor (produced by the small droplets of hot water) than you do even through your skin.
Why are we restudying the same issues over and over and not acting on them? Why isn’t the press aware that this issue has already been explored and proven? (There’s no mention of it in any of today’s articles.) And why isn’t anyone making the obvious recommendation that although you may need the chlorine in your water to prevent the spread of major diseases, you also need to treat the water that comes into your house to remove the chlorine (as well as the fluoride, chemical residues, heavy metals, bacteria, parasites, etc.) that’s in that water?
PS: If you’re interested, you can download a free copy of Lessons from the Miracle Doctors at www.jonbarron.org/detox/book-free-lessons-miracle-doctors. The chlorine issue is covered in Chapter 11.