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Please read this entire message! It's crucial to your health that you read this and take action! I've been luggin' 5 gallon jugs around for a while now, but the occasional tap water does enter my body now and then... I know where I live (Moorhead, MN) the water is undeed lightly chlorinated... Of course... It doesn't take much... Not sure about Fargo, ND. The city across the river where I work, etc.
But you can bet finding out is a big priority...
On another note... My next blog will be about plastics... Wich ones are safe, wich ones aren't, why, how, when, where, etc... Who knew Nalgene bottles and the PVC baby bottles and jugs we all leak carcinogenic compounds into whatever we put in them... Especiall if said substance is hot! Check out the latest issue of Delicious Living, or get your but in gear and start reading info on health related matters on line if you can't wait. Go on now... Get yer head outta the sand... Best wishes~
And... Forgive the typos!
Chlorine Study in Japan Chlorine Health Alert
http://www.fulvic.com/healthalert/chlorine2.htm From: Hank Roelofs
Cancer fighting nutrients become deadly when combined with chlorinated
Some of naturebs most valuable and essential anti-cancer and
phytochemical nutrients, which are commonly found in food have been
discovered to form deadly cancer causing substances when consumed or
combined with chlorinated tap water. This discovery includes familiar
foods including soy, fruits, vegetables, tea, many health products, and
even some vitamins. Research has proven that these essential nutrients
the exact same families of compounds, that even in infinitesimal
have been tormenting the water treatment and chlorine industries for
Recently, a joint study was undertaken in Japan by research scientists
the National Institute of Health Sciences and
ShizuokaPrefecturalUniversity.They determined that natural organic
substances originating from foods, including fruits, soy, and green or
black tea, react when tap water is chlorinated, forming dangerous
causing compounds. These deadly compounds have been named MX, which
for "unknown mutagen", and are similar to the already well-known and
easily detected cancer causing THMs (trihalomethanes).
The Japanese scientists specifically mentioned that their studies
that MX is created by the reaction of chlorine with natural organic
phytochemicals such as catechins, which are contained in tea, and
flavonoids which are found in fruit. Since Japan has an extremely high
consumption of tea, fruits, and soy products, it is easy to see how
amounts of residues from these foods would end up in their wastewater
treatment and water recycling systems.
Earlier studies by scientists in Finland in 1997 determined that MX is
times more deadly than other known toxic byproducts of chlorination,
was shown in laboratory studies to damage the thyroid gland as well as
cause cancerous tumors.
THMs are known to be created by the reaction of chlorine with humic and
fulvic acids, which are the final breakdown products of vegetation,
including decayed leaves and organic matter. Humic substances are the
as soil humus, of which the fulvic fraction is water soluble and
transported into streams and waterways, as well as utilized
Very recent scientific discoveries have identified and clarified the
composition of fulvic and humic acids as containing a significant
of nutritional phytochemical groups including hormones, sterols, fatty
acids, polyphenols, and ketones, which subgroups include but are not
limited to: flavins, flavonoids, flavones, tannins, catechins,
isoflavones, tocopherols, etc.
These compounds are some of the most valuable and promising anti-cancer
nutrients found in our foods and health supplements. Coenzyme Q10 is a
quinone, vitamin B-2 is a flavin, vitamin E is a tocopherol, citrus
bioflavonoids including hesperidin, quercetin, and rutin are all
flavonoids, green tea contains catechins, phenols, tannins, and
isoflavones. Potentially all of these substances, and many more, are
implicated by chlorination.
Amazingly, is has been discovered that these phytochemicals remain
concentrated, and intricately combined within humic substances; which
valuable remnants of natures protective substances contained within
fruits, flowers, pollen, nuts and seeds, as well as vegetative parts
including roots, stems, bark, and leaves. Even the plant nucleic acids,
RNA and DNA remain intact.
To comply with EPA rulings, water treatment plants have had to develop
special techniques to scrub the seemingly dubious organic residues from
water prior to treatment with chlorine. There is nothing wrong with the
organic substances themselves, it is chlorine that is at fault for
them into the deadly THM and MX cancer cocktail. Reality is that the
organic substances have been shown to be highly beneficial combined
pure drinking water in trace amounts.
The bottom line is this: when water treatment facilities remove these
substances, they are throwing the precious baby out with the bath
and the remnants that remain are turned into cancer causing agents by
chlorination. To make things worse, it is certain that the fresh plant
foods we eat similarly react with the chlorinated tap water we drink
our meals, creating toxins. This means that fresh fruits and
green salads, green tea, black tea, herb teas, soy products, vitamin
and various health supplements, and even some pharmaceutical drugs, all
can be implicated in combination with chlorinated water.
The deadly cancer causing agents which are produced are extremely toxic
infinitesimal amounts, so small and obscure that they are extremely
difficult to detect. Very little chlorine is required. When the
concentrations of phytochemicals are high, such as in concentrated
supplements, or even fruits and vegetables coming from more fertile
the deadly combination with chlorination intensifies.
It has been known by the water treatment and chemical industries for
years that chlorine reacts negatively with natural organic compounds.
These industries call these compounds DBPs (disinfection by-products)
which are known to cause cancer in populations whose drinking water
contains them. THM, the most commonly known DBP, is known to cause a
incidence of bladder cancer and also to cause spontaneous abortion of
The Environmental Protection Agency has continually tightened their
restrictions on THMs in drinking water, and even tighter restrictions
just around the bend. Yet it is interesting to note that the many
government agencies and chlorine industries have conveniently neglected
take a serious look at food, health supplement, and pharmaceutical drug
consumption, preparation, and production relating to use of chlorinated
There is good reason for the public to seriously examine and question
entire issue. Many years ago laws were passed making chlorination of
mandatory. Now, the chlorine industry and government agencies must
continue their existing policies, because if sudden or drastic changes
made, the legal liabilities would be staggering. Certainly some
or industry personnel have known or theorized about these problems and
have been covering them up for many years. However, if anyone were to
admit to it, the consequences could be disastrous. This predicament
make the tobacco industry scandal seem insignificant in comparison.
Another area needing thorough scrutiny relates to pharmaceutical drug
safety studies normally performed on animals in the laboratory. It
be reasonable to surmise that good laboratory practices and procedures
would require that such studies be performed using highly purified
drinking water for animals. It would be reasonable to believe that drug
companies would not take the chance of jeopardizing clinical studies
chlorinated tap water. Of course chlorinated tap water is a common
denominator within the human environment. Educating people to the
of chlorine would be admitting to knowledge of the problem, which could
invalidate past studies and certainly raise serious legal problems.
This whole chlorine issue should come as no real surprise to any
biochemist. During the last century, chlorine has been combined with
other normally safe organic substances to form some of the most
deadly toxins known, such as dioxin, DDT, PCBs, etc. The bottom line is
that the real culprit is chlorine, not the substances with which it
Although chlorine has essentially eliminated the risks of waterborne
diseases such as typhoid fever, cholera and dysentery, there are many
pathogens that are not controlled by chlorine. Other and better methods
water treatment exist. Many alternatives are already used throughout
world. Ever tightening EPA regulations have forced the water supply
industry in the USA to look into alternative methods for disinfecting
For years, environmentalists have battled the water treatment industry
large chemical companies in an effort to ban the use of chlorine in
drinking water. This ongoing battle has been a big source of revenue
both sides. As word of the problem spreads to the general public,
something might actually be done about it.
As this message spreads, it will no doubt shake the very foundations of
the chlorine and water treatment industries, let alone the government
agencies that are implicated along with them. There certainly should be
cause for serious alarm within the nutritional supplement and food
industries, as well as those segments of the medical industry that
awaken to the dilemma.
This message is of utmost importance to the general public, because
chlorine will one day, in the near future, be exposed as a major cause
contributor to cancer and degenerative disease. Chlorine will also be
found to be responsible for damaging the bodybs immune and hormonal
systems by mutating the food-based plant estrogens and phytochemicals
support those systems. A healthy immune system should be your first and
best line of defense against waterborne disease.
Merrily Smith, Publisher
The Holistic Helper
Dallas TX 75229-1836
Blessings of Beauty to You!