Bladder cancer has been associated with exposure to chlorination by-products in drinking water.
Inhalation (Breathing Vapors in the shower)
Dermal absorption (Through your skin)
Bladder cancer risk was associated with exposure to trihalomethanes (THMs) through ingestion of water, through inhalation as well as dermal absorption. This is a concern during showering, bathing, and swimming in pools.
There is no EPA regulation on bathing water. When chemicals are absorbed into your skin they can quickly enter your blood stream. Dermal absorption rates are highest where your skin is thin, like the back of your neck.
Eric Foronjy from Hague Quality Water is a frequent guest of Mortgage Matters. He discusses many of the issues home owners of the central coast need to know about their water. This discussion covers chlorine, disinfection by-products and arsenic.
Why is chlorine such a problem now?
“The unintended side effect of chlorinating water to meet federal drinking water regulations creates a family of chemicals known as trihalomethanes (THM). The Environmental Protection Agency lumps them under the euphemism “disinfection byproducts” but we call them what they are: toxic trash.
The EPA regulates four members of the trihalomethane family, the best know of which is chlorform. California considers chloroform a known carcinogen. There are hundreds of types of these byproduct chemicals that are simply not regulated in our drinking water.
Scientists suspect that trihalomethanes in drinking water cause thousands of cases of bladder cancer every year. These chemicals have also been linked to colon and rectal cancer, birth defects, low birth weight and miscarriage.”
RENE SHARP, SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
“Putting Chlorine in the water supplies is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility; both mental and physical, are conditions attributable to chlorine-treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms of aging such as hardening of the arteries.”
DR HERBERT SCHWARTZ, BIOLOGICAL CHEMIST
Research has shown that chemicals in our water are a real issue. Bill Hague put his engineers to work to solve this problem for us in the 1990’s.
His Hague engineers designed the Watermax. A system engineered to remove the chlorine, filter chemicals (disinfection by-products and other VOC’s) and eliminate water hardness issues in a singe system.
Fast forward 25 years… we have even more chemicals in our water and the Watermax is still the only true whole house filtration system.
We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the water in their home free of chemicals like chlorine and the harmful by-products of the chlorination process.
Many people have never taken the time to educate themselves on the importance of bathing in clean water.
We live in a world where our children are being born full of chemicals that weren’t even invented when our grandparents were born.
Clean water is vital to our health. Our mission is to educate as many people as possible about the harmful effects of the chemicals in our water.
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