Debunking the Chlorine Myth


Most Canadians take chlorine in their water supply for granted and may not even realize that it is a health hazard. Yet chlorine is poisoning our bodies, our water supply, and the soil in which we grow our food.

Chlorine is still being used to "disinfect" most of the water supply in British Columbia, despite the availability of cleaner alternative methods and warnings from Health Canada against the dangers of chlorine byproducts.

Marine Organism Discovered That May Fight Cancer


The article presents information on a marine organism identified by scientists, that may fight cancer. Scientists have discovered an enzyme called SalL inside Salinispora tropica, a marine bacter...

Chlorinated drinking water


Examines the impact of chlorine and chlorine disinfection byproducts in water on overall health. Significance of clean water to all proper body functions; Purpose of water within the body; Impac...

The Dire Effects Of A Chlorine Ban


THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION HAS PROPOSED CHANGES TO the Clean Water Act which could ban the industrial use of chlorine and chlorine compounds. Such a sweeping proposal is without foundation, given the relative contribution of man-made chlorine compounds compared with natural sources in the environment and the importance of chlorine in so many manufacturing processes. Chlorine is used for water treatment and in the manufacture of paper, plastics, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. If chlorine and chlorinated chemicals are banned, the consequences for many industries will be dire.

Naturally Speaking: Speaking About the Dangers of Chlorine


Most of us have grown up with the idea that whiter whiles (and brighter colors) mean cleaner clothes. We continue to use chlorine products with abandon to whiten and to disinfect. We write on white paper and bathe in and drink chlorinated water. After all, who wants bacteria-infested water? In our society, chlorine is ubiquitous -- and so are its side effects. In fact, the long-term residual effects from chlorine are becoming such a health hazard that the American Public Health Association is urging the American paper industry to stop using chlorine. The U.S.

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