Chlorine Articles, Studies and Products That Remove Chlorine

Expert Voices about 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 and senility began."


"Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water."

NEW SCIENTIST, 18 September 1996, Ian Anderson

"Taking long hot showers is a health risk, according to research presented last week in Anaheim, California, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Showers and to a lesser extent baths lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking the water. The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. They can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. House holders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water."

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT July 29, 1991, Is Your Water Safe The Dangerous State of Your Water:

"Studies indicate the suspect chemicals can also be inhaled and absorbed through the skin during showering and bathing."

"Ironically, even the Chlorine widely used to disinfect water produces Carcinogenic traces."

"Though 7 out of 10 American drink chlorinated water, its safety over the long term is uncertain."

"Drinking chlorinated water may as much as double the risk of the bladder cancer, which strikes 40,000 people a year."

IS YOUR WATER SAFE TO DRINK?, Consumer Reports Books:

"A long, hot shower can be dangerous. The toxic chemicals are inhaled in high concentrations." BOTTOM LINE August 1987, Dr. John Andelman, Ph.D.

"Scientists found there was a higher incidence of cancer of the esophagus, rectum, breast, and larynx and of Hodgkins Disease among those drinking chlorinated surface waters."

"Volatile organics can evaporate from water in a shower or bath."

"Conservative calculations indicate that inhalation exposures can be as significant as exposure from drinking the water, that is, one can be exposed to just as much by inhalation during a shower as by drinking 2 liters of water a day."

"People who shower frequently could be exposed through ingestion, inhalation and/or dermal absorption."


"48-49 states are failing to adequately enforce existing drinking water regulations." 


"Scientists discovered that chlorine reacted with organic material in water to produce hundreds of chemical by-products, several of which have proved in animal studies to be carcinogenic." 


"Drinking chlorinated water may as much as double the risk of bladder cancer." 

More Articles and Studies


Paul Caro, Water, McGraw Hill, 1993, passim.

R. Hugh Dunstan et al, "A Preliminary Investigation of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome," The Medical Journal of Australia, September 18, 1995; 163: 294-297.

Patrick Flanagan, Elixir of the Ageless: You Are What You Drink, Flanagan Technologies, 1986.

Colin Ingram, The Drinking Water Book: A Complete Guide to Safe Drinking Water, Berkeley, CA:Ten Speed Press, 1991.

Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw, Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, New York: Warner Books, 1983; 260-261.

Sanetaka Shirahata et al, "Electrolyzed-Reduced Water Scavenges Active Oxygen Species and Protects DNA from Oxidative Damage," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 234, 269-274, 1997 (Article NO. RC976622).

J.C. Steward, Drinking Water Hazards, Envirographics, 1990.

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