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The many health issues that can arise from our exposure to the 3,000+ often untested fragrance ingredients including petrochemicals

This first hand report is from a very interesting blog by a mother who fell ill from exposure to the many fragrances found in everyday products that we are frequently not aware of. Learn about her story.

She “developed Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Environmental Sensitivities (MCS/ES), Fibromyalgia, and eventually a side of Electromagnetic HyperSensitivity to wireless technologies (EHS or  otherwise included in ES), tossed in just to make things more interesting (as the old Chinese curse goes). Adult onset, intermittent relapsing autism and MS  have also made appearances, along with toxic brain injury symptoms caused by gas leaks and a series of other unavoidable exposures.” lindasepp.wordpress.com

Read her full story at the link (about).

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Frequently there are toxic chemicals used to treat carpet and also contained in carpet cleaners

Fragrance Ingredients

“Below is a list of 3090 materials that were reported to be used in fragrance compounds by IFRA members in a 2008 voluntary survey. IFRA members are responsible for possibly 90% of the world’s fragrance production. The list was updated in 2011 and they say they will occasionally update it again with info from future surveys.

There could be ingredients used in fragrance manufacture that are not on this list.

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Many of the fragrance ingredients are made from petrochemicals. Yes, from petroleum. Great stuff to breathe in (especially for children and pets) and absorb through our skin.

I hope to be able to get a list of the 4000 – 7000 chemicals that (according to the CDC) are in cigarette smoke, and then find a way to compare the two.

Note that health effects are not known for a significant portion of the chemicals in production and use today. Testing has simply not been done. When substances do show health harm, it is extremely difficult to get them off the market.

That said, there are more than a few substances listed below that are known to cause  serious health harm.

READ THE FULL LIST OF THESE CHEMICALS

 

Health Effects

Richard Startzman

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: Reflections by Dr. L. Christine Oliver and Alison Johnson http://www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com Dr. Oliver is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Alison Johnson is the author/producer/director of books and documentaries on Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. Visit http://www.alisonjohnsonmcs.com to download a transcript or to purchase her books or DVDs.

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List of Symptoms

allergy-18656_1920.jpgSymptom lists for Alzheimer’s,  Brain Injury, Chemo Brain, EHS (Electrohypersensitivity), Food Allergies and Sensitivities, Fibromyalgia,  Inhalant Abuse, Mold Illness, MCS/ES (multiple chemical sensitivities/environmental sensitivities), MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Neurotoxicity, Pesticide Poisoning, Poisoning, Stroke …


MCS/ES Symptoms
(Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities)

  • Stuffy nose, itchy nose (the “allergic salute”)
  • Blocked ears
  • Sinus stuffiness, pain, infections
  • Cough
  • Wheezing, shortness of breath, heavy chest
  • Asthma
  • Frequent bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Red, watery eyes
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Pain in eyes
  • Blurred, disturbed vision ….

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As always it’s so important to be awake and aware and be prepared to read extensively. The independent research is often shuffled away and needs to be uncovered. Industry frequently conceals it or adds it in very fine print. Most of us (as I used to) don’t read beyond the large label. Flip over any product though and examine the list of those unpronounceable chemicals there and then record and research them on the many ID sites available for these, along with the information as to whether they’ve been tested or not. EWG is an excellent site to do this. There are others. Minimizing our exposure to these unhealthy additives can only be healthy. There are safer natural alternatives. You may think your exposure is minimal however remember the chemicals soak straight through your skin into your bloodstream and accumulate. The damage is long term and cumulative. A cancer tumor can take up to 15 years to develop. An excellent book to read is ‘The Politics of Cancer’ by  Samuel Epstein, a Medical Doctor who warned back in the ’70s of the chemicals in our environment that are leading to cancer.

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Amazing Cancer Therapy Wipes Out Prostate and Bone Cancer

Chronic over-acidity corrodes body tissue, and if left unchecked will interrupt all cellular activities and functions. In other words, over-acidity interferes with life itself. It is at the root of cancer.

Well I am delighted every time I see anything from Vernon Johnson who managed to get his urinary pH up to 8.5 for five days and then within two weeks was back at his oncologist’s office for a test, which showed his bones being cleared of his cancer.

“Cancer tried to kill me. After a struggle or two… or three… or four… or more, I said, “No!” Or at least I was hoping for a “No.” I turned to Cesium, but ended up with Baking Soda. My goal was to change my pH quickly. I knew little or next to nothing what pH, Alkaline or Acidic meant. Happily I found out,” wrote Vernon Johnson….

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Source: Amazing Cancer Therapy Wipes Out Prostate and Bone Cancer

We’re ‘Advancing’ from ‘Breastfeeding is Not Natural’ to CDC Reporting ‘Breast Milk Has Inhibitory Effect On Vaccine’

Now it was not so long ago they were wanting us to desist from calling breastfeeding natural. People were absolutely outraged at this and it came from of all things a pediatric journal! If it’s not natural then how did babies survive before the corporations created the formula cash cow? (no pun intended there but this is truly ridiculous). We are being primed people to switch to artificial ‘health’ as they indoctrinate the very young into believing that is normal. It simply is not. What is not natural in my opinion is the contents of a vaccine …. 
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From vaxxter.com

Breastfeeding is considered one of the healthiest things a mother can do for her child. Breast milk is linked to increased intelligence in children and improved overall health for women who choose to breastfeed. Breast milk has so many redeeming health qualities that the list would be too long to write out in this article.

Unfortunately, even though many government agencies have agreed that breastfeeding is the supreme, most vital, way to feed an infant, the CDC has concerns that breast milk interferes with vaccines.

Ten researchers from the CDC’s National Centers for Immunization and Respiratory Disease (NCIRD) released a report, entitled Inhibitory effect of breast milk on infectivity of live oral rotavirus vaccines. The report essentially says that breast milk’s ultra-powerful immune boosting features harm vaccines. So the ultimate solution, according to the CDC’s report, is for women to stop breastfeeding and allow vaccines the ability to work.

The lower immunogenicity and efficacy of rotavirus vaccines in poor developing countries could be explained, in part, by higher titers of IgA and neutralizing activity in breast milk consumed by their infants at the time of immunization that could effectively reduce the potency of the vaccine. Strategies to overcome this negative effect, such as delaying breast-feeding at the time of immunization, should be evaluated.

 

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http://vaxxter.com/cdc-report-breast-milk-inhibitory-effect-on-vaccine/


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‘Trace Amounts’ – The doco on that hazardous ingredient ethyl mercury that they inject into your babies

Published on Jan 17, 2017

Has Ethyl Mercury Caused One of the Worst Health Crises in American History? During the past 20 years, the frequency of autism occurring in children has skyrocketed.

This video shares facts about the devastating mercury based preservative, thimerasol, used in vaccines.


Published on Sep 14, 2015

In this episode of Awake And Empowered TV (The Truth About Mercury And Vaccines) , Ethann Fox is joined by documentary filmmaker and researcher, Eric Gladen. Ethann and Eric discuss his new film “Trace Amounts”, and the international tour and campaign for vaccine reform. In this conversation, they talk about the scientific research conducted into the effects of mercury and Thiomersal on the human body and brain, as well as the evidence that it is the leading cause of Autism. Ethann and Eric go on to talk about the mandatory vaccination law that is scheduled to go into effect in California in 2016, and how parents and schools are responding to this requirement. Other topics include various treatments for Autism that have shown promise, and how to detoxify mercury and other heavy metals from the body and brain.

Eric Gladen of Trace Amounts

About Eric Gladen

Trace Amounts is the first film by director Eric Gladen. After years of battling illness, Eric Gladen decided to leave the life he knew behind and focus his efforts on researching autism. After more than a decade of analysis, interviews, and traveling, Eric is releasing a film that has not only affected his own life, but the lives of many others in our world today. Eric lives in California and currently manages the World Mercury Project, a non-profit organization which he founded.

After recovering from a mysterious and devastating illness, director Eric Gladen started researching the science behind autoimmune diseases. His research led him straight into one of the biggest medical controversies of all time: whether or not childhood vaccines cause autism. However—his film is not an anti-vaccine film. He doesn’t concentrate on the vaccines themselves but on something that belongs nowhere near them; on mercury, part of the ingredients used as a preservative in vaccines. Eventually, Eric decided to quit his career, moving into an RV and traveling the country for years in order to interview experts and piece together thousands of studies and leaked documents. When the puzzle was finally complete, the answer was very clear to him. He believes that mercury is the trigger for psychological and neurological autoimmune conditions and autism. His film presents interviews with specialists in the field, as well as specific scientific research and experiments that show how dangerous mercury is. At the very least, his documentary creates a platform for open dialogue for all aspects of this issue, for or against, in hopes of enlightening the public.


The World Health Organization (WHO) On Mercury

Key facts

  • Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil.
  • Exposure to mercury – even small amounts – may cause serious health problems, and is a threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life.
  • Mercury may have toxic effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, and on lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.
  • Mercury is considered by WHO as one of the top ten chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern.
  • People are mainly exposed to methylmercury, an organic compound, when they eat fish and shellfish that contain the compound.

Health effects of mercury exposure

Elemental and methylmercury are toxic to the central and peripheral nervous systems. The inhalation of mercury vapour can produce harmful effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs and kidneys, and may be fatal. The inorganic salts of mercury are corrosive to the skin, eyes and gastrointestinal tract, and may induce kidney toxicity if ingested.

Neurological and behavioural disorders may be observed after inhalation, ingestion or dermal exposure of different mercury compounds. Symptoms include tremors, insomnia, memory loss, neuromuscular effects, headaches and cognitive and motor dysfunction. Mild, subclinical signs of central nervous system toxicity can be seen in workers exposed to an elemental mercury level in the air of 20 μg/m3 or more for several years. Kidney effects have been reported, ranging from increased protein in the urine to kidney failure.

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Declassified NZ Defence Force Reports Reveal Geoengineering Aircraft Trails were Linked To an Outbreak Of Illnesses in 1999 in Ak

This 2011 NZ article from Northland New Zealand Chemtrails Watch by Clare Swinney has been republished by Dr Coldwell. I would link to the original source however cannot find it on the Northland site. It supplies compelling evidence of the health effects of geoengineering aka chemtrails.


Declassified NZ Defence Force Reports Reveal Chemtrail Linked To Outbreak Of Illnesses

Clare Swinney

NORTHLAND NEW ZEALAND CHEMTRAILS WATCH

Jan 3, 2011

Among a recently-released assortment of declassified reports of sightings of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) from New Zealand, dating from 1952-2009, were letters written in 1999 and 2000 by a concerned citizen, who predicted that an outbreak of illnesses would occur after an aircraft contrail,  otherwise known as a chemtrail, was seen over a populated area.

Chemtrails, which are also commonly referred to as aerosols, differ from aircraft vapour trails in that they often linger in the sky for hours and can be seen in grid-like patterns, in parallel lines (see above) or forming Xs  in the sky.

While seeing a chemtrail does not constitute proof that the illnesses were caused by it, it is worth examining the issue, given all the evidence which shows that chemtrails are making people sick, and in light of what is known about their composition.

Evidence collected for over a decade reveals that chemtrails are used for at least seven functions, including weather control and military applications, and are comprised of a wide variety of harmful ingredients.  They commonly include aluminium and barium, which are toxic to both humans and to the environment.   They may include radioactive thorium, desiccated red blood cells, dangerous pathogens, including Mycoplasma Fermentens Incognitus,  plus mold spores, ethylene dibromide, and self-replicating nanotubes that cause Morgellons disease, which according to researcher Clifford Carnicoms findings, now contaminate virtually everyone.

The declassified reports, which are online under the heading: Original Files: NZs UFO Sightings, were posted at a major New Zealand news site, Stuff.co.nz on December the 22nd, 2010, and were released to the public by the New Zealand Defence Force under the Official Information Act….

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LINKS TO NZ GEOENGINEERING/CHEMTRAIL SITES:

http://thecontrail.com/
https://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/
South Canterbury Sky Watch Youtube Channel

If you’re new to geoengineering and just want the ABCs I recommend you go to this site:
http://globalskywatch.com/

What those aircraft trails you’ve been told are condensation are actually doing to your brain – from Neurosurgeon Dr Russell Blaylock

When an MD speaks, a Neurosurgeon at that, why would you not listen? (This video is from Dr Blaylock’s own Youtube channel). Take note Kiwis our government / corporation initially denied everything about these trails & Nick Smith lampooned ‘tinfoil hatters’ in parliament (at 4.48 mins) … the latest official stance I had from Amy Adams (when Min for the Environment) was an acknowledgement Geoengineering is a scientific practice it’s proposed by some that could combat ‘global warming’ however ‘it isn’t happening in NZ’ she said … in fact the NZ Government would not endanger the safety of its citizens she added or words to that effect. So we’ve had a turnaround on the science from our esteemed leaders entrusted with our care, it just isn’t happening here apparently. Watch this space. 

Professionals like Dr Blaylock however take a more enlightened and honest view … 

My major concern is that there is evidence that they are spraying tons of nanosized aluminum compounds.
Dr Blaylock

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Photo credit, header image, with thanks: Marian Sutherland (trails over Waikari, Sth Island)


Russell Blaylock M.D

Published on Apr 7, 2013

Linderman Unleashed Radio Show March 28th 2013 Broadcast. Curt Linderman speaks with Dr. Blaylock about the devastating health effects of the chemtrails and geoengineering programs which have been implemented in secret without public consent.

Chemtrails, Nanoaluminum and Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental Effects
By Russell L. Blaylock, M.D.

The Internet is littered with stories of “chemtrails” and geoengineering to combat “global warming” and until recently I took these stories with a grain of salt. One of the main reasons for my skepticism was that I rarely saw what they were describing in the skies. But over the past several years I have notice a great number of these trails and I have to admit they are not like the contrails I grew up seeing in the skies. They are extensive, quite broad, are laid in a definite pattern and slowly evolve into artificial clouds. Of particular concern is that there are now so many ­dozens every day are littering the skies.

My major concern is that there is evidence that they are spraying tons of nanosized aluminum compounds. It has been demonstrated in the scientific and medical literature that nanosized particles are infinitely more reactive and induce intense inflammation in a number of tissues. Of special concern is the effect of these nanoparticles on the brain and spinal cord, as a growing list of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s dementia, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) are strongly related to exposure to environmental aluminum.
Nanoparticles of aluminum are not only infinitely more inflammatory, they also easily penetrate the brain by a number of routes, including the blood and olfactory nerves (the smell nerves in the nose). Studies have shown that these particles pass along the olfactory neural tracts, which connect directly to the area of the brain that is not only most effected by Alzheimer’s disease, but also the earliest affected in the course of the disease. It also has the highest level of brain aluminum in Alzheimer’s cases.

The intranasal route of exposure makes spraying of massive amounts of nanoaluminum into the skies especially hazardous, as it will be inhaled by people of all ages, including babies and small children for many hours. We know that older people have the greatest reaction to this airborne aluminum. Because of the nanosizing of the aluminum particles being used, home filtering system will not remove the aluminum, thus prolonging exposure, even indoors.
In addition to inhaling nanoaluminum, such spraying will saturate the ground, water and vegetation with high levels of aluminum. Normally, aluminum is poorly absorbed from the GI tract, but nanoaluminum is absorbed in much higher amounts. This absorbed aluminum has been shown to be distributed to a number of organs and tissues including the brain and spinal cord. Inhaling this environmentally suspended nanoaluminum will also produce tremendous inflammatory reaction within the lungs, which will pose a significant hazard to children and adults with asthma and pulmonary diseases.

I pray that the pilots who are spraying this dangerous substance fully understand that they are destroying the life and health of their families as well. This is also true of our political officials. Once the soil, plants and water sources are heavily contaminated there will be no way to reverse the damage that has been done.
Steps need to be taken now to prevent an impending health disaster of enormous proportions if this project is not stopped immediately. Otherwise we will see an explosive increase in neurodegenerative diseases occurring in adults and the elderly in unprecedented rates as well as neurodevelopmental disorders in our children. We are already seeing a dramatic increase in these neurological disorders and it is occurring in younger people than ever before.


Note: these trails have been observed & documented NZ wide. I have thousands of images of NZ’s trails over the Manawatu, Rangitikei and Horowhenua. At the links on our Geoengineering pages you will find NZ sites with images and videos of the trails in every corner of the land. 

Why You Should Refuse Chemotherapy – Polls Show 3 out of 4 Medical Doctors Would

from myeclinik.com

There must be a very compelling reason why a bag of chemotherapy must be handled with gloves.

No doubt about it, the cytotoxic drugs used in cancer chemotherapy are hazardous. They work by disrupting the growth and reproduction of cancer cells. Unfortunately, that action often afflicts certain healthy cells as well, causing toxic side effects in the patients who receive chemotherapy and posing health risks to the nurses who administer it without taking protective measures…

Accidental exposure to such agents can occur in several ways: by direct absorption of a drug through the skin; by ingestion while eating or drinking after hand contact with a drug; and by inhalation of airborne droplets…

The development of secondary malignancies such as leukemia, bladder cancer, and lymphoma is well documented.”

Susan Newton, RN, MS, AOCN, “Handling chemo safely: Your concern, too

“As a chemist trained to interpret data, it is incomprehensible to me that physicians can ignore the clear evidence that chemotherapy does much, much more harm than good.” Alan Nixon, Ph.D. , Past President, American Chemical Society.

Aside from the above precautionary introduction, there are empirical factors showing that chemotherapy should not be part of one’s menu when dealing with cancer and other severe maladies, that even the experts are not willing to subject themselves to it…

75% Physicians Won’t Take Chemotherapy

The great lack of trust is evident even amongst doctors. Polls and questionnaires show that three doctors out of four (75 per cent) would refuse any chemotherapy because of its ineffectiveness against the disease and its devastating effects on the entire human organism. This is what many doctors and scientists have to say about chemotherapy:

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There have been 31,741 adverse effects, including 6248 permanent injuries and 144 deaths recorded following Gardasil vaccines

Something to be very concerned about here. The number of deaths 144? Permanent injuries 6248? That’s a very high risk to take isn’t it? Do explore Youtube and watch the very many vaccine injuries recorded there by victims of Gardasil. If you can bear to watch that is. Some of those testimonies are very disturbing. Young teenage women in wheelchairs or bedridden, their normal active lives gone forever. Research this very carefully before submitting your child to this vaccine. And educate them yourself on the risks in the event it is ever offered without your knowledge or consent. That is not far fetched in terms of credibility. France (post to come) is currently considering mandatory vaccination. Stay informed and prepared.

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6248 Permanent Injuries and 144 Deaths Following Gardasil HPV Vaccine: Coincidence or Scandal?

*See below for video information

http://healthimpactnews.com

As of November 2013 there have been 31,741 adverse effects, including 6248 permanent injuries and 144 deaths recorded following Gardasil vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies which make the vaccine, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services which holds patents and earns profits from the vaccine, say that they are all a coincidence. The mainstream media is even worse: they are in denial that these events are even happening.

Watch the video above and listen to the stories of girls who have become disabled and died, and ask yourself why their stories are not being told, and why the mainstream media is trying to censor them as much as possible.

Video produced by The Canary Party.

See Also:

Mainstream Media Attacks Katie Couric for Publishing Truth on Gardasil Vaccine

Study: HPV Vaccine Linked to Premature Menopause in Young Girls

Japan Halts HPV Vaccine and Begins Full-Scale Probe over Safety Issues


SOURCE

http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/6248-permanent-injuries-and-144-deaths-following-gardasil-hpv-vaccine-coincidence-or-scandal/

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*Video information

As of November 2013 there have been 31,741 reported adverse reactions to the HPV vaccine, and the position of the Pharmaceutical companies which make the vaccine, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services which holds patents and profits on the vaccine, is that they are all a coincidence.

Call your Congressman and tell them you want an investigation into the HPV vaccine and the damage it is causing to young men and women.

“Not a Coincidence” is a campaign started by The Canary Party to address the medical community’s repeated excuse that the symptoms, too many experience, after vaccination are just coincidental. Seizures, fainting, rashes, allergies, GI dysfunction, loss of speech, etc, etc all labeled a coincidence. It’s time to end the excuses and start to listen to the injured and the parents of the injured. They deserve a forum to be heard, they deserve a voice, respect, attention, hearings and answers. They need a medical discovery process that uses their symptoms and their progression of illness in the process of finding treatments. All injured are worthy of being treated individually instead of disregarding their many medical maladies because of a vaccination program that is not allowed to be questioned. It’s time for the government, the medical community and the media to start taking into account the too many that are affected. Please take the time to hear from these beautiful, well-spoken girls and Moms tell their stories of injury after Gardasil.

For more information, go to http://canaryparty.net/index.php/the-…

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The Hidden Stealth Dangers of Led Lights – from a world class expert in Photobiology

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/cur… Natural health expert and Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Alexander Wunsch about the hidden dangers of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.


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Women with breast cancer have 50% -60% higher levels of chlorination byproducts in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer – thanks to our authorities

We’ve been hearing this message on chlorine a lot lately. Sadly it’s well installed in many (most?) water supplies with little hope of getting it removed. If it’s not chlorine it’s fluoride, both poisonous chemicals. It’s government (corporation) approved. (Like your Local Govt, Central Govt is also a business folks so their primary focus is profits, not as you’d thought, you, the tax/rate payer). This is why their CEs are paid ‘modest’ salaries like a quarter of a million dollars and higher. Seems at this stage your only hope is to filter or distill it out yourself at very great cost. But whatever you do, protect yourself and remove it somehow anyway. With these kinds of health risks it’s imperative. (Thanks to thecontrail for the link)
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Showering in chlorinated waters poses a greater risk to your health than drinking it … your skin pores allow it to travel straight into your bloodstream

One of the most shocking components to all of these studies is that up to 2/3s of our harmful exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering

CHLORINATED SHOWERS & BATHS KILL GUT FLORA

It makes intuitive sense that drinking chlorinated water can create imbalances in your intestinal flora. We know that chlorine will kill many of the good bacteria and microbes that live symbiotically with us in our gut. These good bacteria help us digest our food, keeping us serene and healthy. But most of us fail to take this thought to it’s logical end. I know I did.

You see, I thought that if I just drank filtered water, I’d have my bases covered. It never even occurred to me that the chlorine in my shower and bath water could be just as damaging, if not more so. That’s because your skin is your largest organ, and it’s naturally gifted with the ability to absorb both nutrients and toxins.

Chlorine from drinking water can enter your body in several ways, including ingestion. You also inhale chloroform, a byproduct of chlorine, when you take a hot shower or bath. According to an article from Science News, researchers found increases in chloroform in study participants’ lungs of about 2.7ppb after a 10-minute shower. Warm water also further opens pores, so the combination of what your skin absorbs and your lungs inhale during a 10-minute shower is greater than the amount you would ingest drinking eight glasses of water from the same tap. In fact, studies at the University of Pittsburgh found less chemical exposure from ingesting chlorinated water than from showering or washing clothes in it. The study found that, on average, absorption through the skin was responsible for 64 percent of waterborne contaminants that enter the human body.

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Karmen from ShowerHeadly, urges us to consider that, “not only is it dangerous to drink chlorinated water, but it’s even more dangerous to shower or bathe in it.” Even the EPA’s own scientists agree:

There is a lot of well founded concern about chlorine. When chlorine is added to our water, it combines with other natural compounds to form Trihalomethanes (chlorination byproducts), or THMs. These chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic. “Although concentrations of these carcinogens (THMs) are low, it is precisely these low levels that cancer scientists believe are responsible for the majority of human cancers in the United States“. The Environmental Defense Fund

Simply stated chlorine is a pesticide, as defined by the U.S. EPA, who’s sole purpose is to kill living organisms. When we consume water containing chlorine, it kills some part of us, destroying cells and tissue inside our body. Dr. Robert Carlson, a highly respected University of Minnesota researcher who’s work is sponsored by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, sums it up by claiming , “the chlorine problem is similar to that of air pollution”, and adds that “chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!”

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