Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Shower Water Filters>>>Discover the Dangers of Tap Water That No One Can See

Why do you trust the "powers that be" enough to allow them vital access to the things that make your basic daily life conditions deviate from its normal path. People live like this lifestyle is the natural way, even down to simple things like bathing. You deserve healthier water in every aspect of your daily life, not just the drinking water. Municipal water has so much garbage in it that it puts some sewers to shame. Even sewers have healthy forms of bacteria, See (NEWSWEEK March 18, 1996, "The Great Impostors"), but the chlorine is the worst.

It is easy to remove using a simple carbon filter. I urge you to filter your water, whatever brand you use. While the use of chlorine in water was originally intended to free us from the dangers of waterborne epidemics, this over chlorination has many unpleasant and harmful side effects. What may surprise you is that showering in it poses the greatest risk. You see, during a warm shower, your pores open and your body and skin literally "soak up" the chlorine.

Because your body acts like a "sponge" for chlorine, you're exposed to 6 to 100 times more chlorine and waterborne toxins by taking a shower than by drinking the same water. What's more, the chlorine gets into the shower steam as chloroform (a TOXIC vapor), which we breathe in, out lungs absorbing it. This can be especially dangerous if you have any respiratory problems -- not to mention the chlorine byproducts (THMs) that can be deadly to people with impaired immune systems.

The good news is that you can prevent and even reverse chlorine-damaged skin and hair, while you cut your exposure to potentially harmful toxins by getting a shower filter.

In fact, the steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 20 times the level of chlorine and other synthetic chemicals than tap water. This is because these toxic chemicals found in tap water vaporize at lower temperatures and at a much faster rate than water.

A recent report in the American Journal of Public Health linked chlorine to significant increases in certain types of cancer and stated that "up to 2⁄3 of the harmful exposure was due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering".

Inhalation of chlorine and chemical vapors is known to be a strong irritant to the tissues in our lungs and is suspected to be a leading cause of asthma and bronchitis.

When chemicals are inhaled into our lungs, they enter directly into our bloodstream and the adverse effects are magnified, compared to ingested chemicals which are partially filtered out by the liver and kidneys.

Without the effects of chlorine and other chemicals found in tap water, your skin and hair retain moisture more effectively for a younger, healthier look and feel.

According to research articles and news, most tap and well water in the U.S. now are not safe for drinking due to heavy industrial and environmental pollution. We have reached a point that, all sources of our drinking water, including municipal water systems, wells, lakes, rivers, and even glaciers, contain some level of contamination.

Contaminants range from naturally-occurring minerals to man-made chemicals and by-products. While many contaminants are found at levels not enough not to cause immediate discomforts or sicknesses , it is proven that even low-level exposure to many common contaminants will, over time, cause severe illness including liver damage, cancer, and other serious ailments. Even the chemicals commonly used to treat municipal water supplies such as chlorine and fluoride are toxic and are known to have significant adverse effects on the human body.

More facts:

There are 35,000 pesticides containing 600 chemical compounds. Yet municipal water systems are only required to test for six. Many of these chemicals are known to cause birth defects, nerve damage, sterility and cancer.
The General Accounting Office reports that 20% of the nation's 65,000 community systems are unable to meet minimum standards set by the Safe Drinking Water Act.
More than 700 organic chemicals have been identified in drinking water, and some of them are suspected cancer causing agents.
A recent government study found that more than 25% of all large U.S. public water systems contain traces of one or more toxic substances. ... Public water systems do not test for the carcinogens and other dangerous chemicals that are being found.
The time is now>>>>
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1 comment:

Ras Jordan said...

Good read. I might have to invest in one. Times have changed and our parents sometimes didn't know any better. The whole thing about the water vapors and your pours being open got me. Bless