FLUORIDE & CHLORINE: ARE THEY SERIOUS POISONS?
If they are now or in time proven to be serious poisons with culpable toxicity in drinking waters --- then who will be accountable as criminals for pushing these poisons/toxins onto innocent consumes of city provided drinking waters?
Given the recent widening of responsibility in NZ laws, including employment laws --- maybe those officers of councils deciding and/or responsible for these actions AND ALSO the persons actually pouring such alleged poisons into the drinking water supplies could each be charged with criminal acts and intent? Maybe also city councilors could be jointly charged?
Maybe some criminal court processes will start when a lay person files a criminal prosecution against such a person(s) working in or for councils or directing council affairs?
Accountability is in time a MUST.
To determine possible side-effects of consuming some of the above toxins, or determining what they each turn into when they are mixed together, or what happens when they mix with other items already in the cocktail of different chemicals in the water they are meant to treat, see some videos HERE and/or other words and/or other research within this web site.
The Department of Chemistry from Washington University USA, states on their web site re Chlorine:
"Chlorine (Cl2) is a major disinfectant that is cheap and kills most of the serious disease-causing bacteria in the water.
However, chlorine disinfection results in a wide variety of by-products. One class of chlorination by-products, known as trihalomethanes (THM's), are suspected carcinogens. Because of concern about these by-products in the water supply, chlorine is now kept to minimum levels, and other methods of disinfection are being used more frequently.
Chloramines form more stable disinfectants and pose less risk of harmful by-products, but cost more to use. Other methods focus on removing the organisms through coagulation, sedimentation, and improved filtration."
Water from your taps- do you know this can have Fluoride added in it’s processed and refined-waste state (yes, in many cases it is sourced from industries waste products, that they would have to pay high $ to dump elsewhere) and that this is said by many specialists also to be very negative to human and animal health, especially when the fluoride is sourced from the wastes of super phosphate refiners or aluminium smelters.
We are linked with FLUORIDE FREE NZ, and you can see more about this courageous team of people HERE.
Don't think fluoride is easily removed...it does not taste, it cannot be seen in water by naked eye AND pitcher or faucet mounted water filters do NOT alter or remove fluoride says wikipedia; adding the more-expensive reverse osmosis ('RO') filters (if operating at full capacity) MAY remove about 65–95% (one expeet says RO filtering removes MUCH less than 65% of fluoride). BUT also see HERE where it suggests RO treated water does not hydrate very well!!!),
How many types of fluoride are there?
See this web site for some explanations about differing fluorides:
This is what they summarise about how many differing types of fluorides:
"A lot. A whole lot. When the element of fluoride is combined with something else, it becomes a fluoride compound. There is a vast range of fluorine-containing compounds because fluorine has the capability of forming compounds with nearly all the elements."
WHAT TYPES OF FLUORIDE are most likely to be added to drinking water?
The first answer is the cheapest, and sadly this means also the likely most damaging. The same web site assists in explaining these; noting that mainly industrial waste products are used as the fluoride sources for adding fluoride to drinking waters. LOOK:
Of these industrial waste products as a source of fluorides, some might have many other heavy metals or pollutants unified as part of the fluoride package, and are generally called:
- Fluorosilicic acid or hydrofluosilicic (H2SiF6)
Fluorosilicic acid (H2SiF6) is commonly used for water fluoridation. This form of fluoride is a toxic liquid by-product, acquired by scrubbing the chimney stacks of phosphate fertilizer manufacture. Other names for it are hexafluorosilicic, hexafluosilicic, hydrofluosilicic, and silicofluoric acid. The CDC approximates that 95% of our (USA drinking) water is fluoridated with fluorosilicic acid. (http://www.cdc.gov/fluoridation/fact_sheets/engineering/wfadditives.htm#1)
- OR Sodium Fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6)
Sodium Fluorosilicate (Na2SiF6) is primarily added to public drinking water as a fluoridation agent. It is the sodium salt of fluorosilicic acid. It is a powder or very fine crystal that is easier to ship than fluorosilicic acid. This same compound is also used as an insecticide and a wood preservative. It is a classified hazardous waste by-product of phosphate fertilizer manufacture which, if not put into our drinking water, must be disposed of at hazardous waste facilities. Other names for it are Sodium Fluosilicate and Sodium Silica Fluoride.
- OR Sodium fluoride (NaF)
Sodium Fluoride is used in most toothpastes, mouthwashes, dental varnish, dental preparations and nutritional supplements. This same form of fluoride is used as an insecticide and pesticide, as a preservative in glues, as a growth inhibitor for bacteria, fungi and mold. Sodium fluoride is also used in making steel and aluminum products. Added to molten metal, sodium fluoride creates a more uniform metal. Other industrial uses for sodium fluoride include glass frosting and wood preservatives. Sodium Fluoride is also used in the manufacture of chemical and biological weapons. Although this form of fluoride can be used for water fluoridation, the next two forms listed are almost always used due to cost.
- OR Stannous fluoride
Stannous Fluoride is the popular name given to Tin (II) fluoride. Stannous fluoride is an additive to many toothpastes because it does not become biologically inactive in the presence of calcium, as sodium fluoride does. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin%28II%29_fluoride)
- OR Calcium fluoride (CaF2)
Calcium Fluoride (CaF2) is compound of calcium and fluorine which occurs naturally as the mineral fluorite – also called fluorspar. Most of the world’s fluorine comes from calcium fluoride. Fluorides in general are toxic to humans, however CaF2 is considered the least toxic, and even relatively harmless due to its extreme insolubility. Moreover, calcium is a well-known antidote for fluoride poisoning. When an antidote exists in combination with a poison, it makes the poison far less toxic to the body. Calcium fluoride is the form of fluoride commonly found in natural, untreated waters.
You are entitled to ask your city water provider if fluoride is being used, and what type and where they get it from. Perhaps ask them why they are not using a naturally sourced calcium fluoride as their preferred fluoride additive?
- OR 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate) ?
There are many web sites one can see to read about the extreme dangers of this poison being spread about NZ forests and farmland (like around and perhaps in the drinking water dams in Hunua Ranges and like )--- and thence into water ways/streams/rivers (like Waikato River --- river source of Auckland's (20% and soon to become 50%) and Hamiliton's (100%) drinking water!). We refer to an extensive scientific report on our web site on this page HERE.
A thorough summary is also seen on this NZ web site:
The copyrighted author is Hans Willems and his email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
On his web site he quotes and states many disturbing matters about 1080. Some which could be relative to 1080 and fluoride in drinking water include:
"This poison is odourless and tasteless and therefore impossible to detect, there is no antidote and there are no medical tests capable of detecting this super poison in the body. The poison works with stealth as it takes several hours to develop symptoms. This poison is so toxic that skin contact, inhalation, contact with the eyeball or ingesting as little as 0.06 (6/100) of a metric gram, said to be the size of a full stop, means certain death.
The poison takes a very long time to break down and it can not be diluted - its level of toxicity remains the same regardless of what it is mixed with.
Because the poison is slow acting it causes a prolonged and painful death. If this sounds like a horror story, you’re right. Such a super poison exists! Right here in beautiful, clean, green New Zealand the poison is spread far and wide from helicopters and planes. It’s name: sodium monofluoroacetate abbreviated to ‘compound 1080’.
It takes a rabbit, a cat or a dog between three and forty hours to die from 1080.
The list of symptoms includes; restlessness, hyper excitability, trembling, rapid and shallow breathing, incontinence and diarrhoea, excessive salivation, twitching of facial muscles, involuntary movement of the eyeballs, bulging eyes with enlarged pupils, rapid blinking and discharge of mucus from the eye, lack of balance and coordination, abrupt bouts of screaming and finally bursts of violent activity after which the victim falls to the ground in a massive seizure with limbs rigidly extended from the arched body.
This tonic phase is then followed by a clonic phase in which the victim lies and kicks or paddles with the limbs, screams, crawls around with eyes rolled back and grinding teeth, protruding tongue and, in male victims, erect penis. Breathing will be rapid and laboured and the victim may be partly choking on saliva. Then follows the terminal stage where the victim begins to breathe slowly and with limbs still extended dies of cardiac and/or respiratory arrest.
Sodium monofluoroacetate was first synthetically produced in 1896 by a Belgian scientist and, initially used as a contact/systemic pesticide (David 1950), was patented in 1927 (Twigg & King 1961).
However the chemical proved to be so toxic it was deemed too dangerous and in Belgium and other western European countries 1080 was withdrawn from the market and not been legally available since.
Sick animals head to water and when entering an area where a 1080 drop has occurred, it is common to find rotting carcasses of deer, possums, rats, stoats and native birds in streams and rivers. Rivers which in New Zealand are often the source of town and city water supplies.
1080 occludes (clings) vigorously to vegetation and wipes out aquatic, surface and sub-surface insects and worms. During aerial drops, bait dust laden with 1080 is carried for large distances in the air, settling onto trees, roofs, grass etc. and therefore can get into drinking water.
World authority Charles Eason (Landcare NZ) stated that 1080 is one of the world’s super toxins and needs to be treated with infinite care.
Apart from the previously mentioned properties 1080 is so poisonous that each pellet of bait is said to contain enough poison to kill up to six healthy adult humans. Since it does not break down in the body, there is a high risk of direct or secondary poisoning to non-target creatures.
The following is but one example of the many ecological and environmental disasters caused by the Department of Conservation. After one poison drop over Kapiti, DOC under public pressure released the following data referring to bird mortality:
10 - 20 per cent kiwi, 20 per cent kaka, 90 per cent weka, 50 per cent+ native robin, 90 per cent certain wren species (mohua, tomtit), 100 per cent fern birds and 27 per cent stitch birds.
As to the above figures DOC (Jenkins 2002) claims, for reasons obvious, that fernbirds are (not were) not found on Kapiti.
In 1999 a US EPA report stated that 1080 should not be used because there is inadequate safety data available to determine hazards to non-target fish, birds and mammals, and because of the absence of a validated analytical method with detection limits low enough to determine concentrations of the poison.
One DOC officer involved in aerial poisoning tried to justify the use of sodium monofluoroacetate by saying;
”You should be more worried about fluoride in your drinking water”.
"Little did he know that it is precisely fluoride that 1080 ultimately breaks down to in water and the question arises how much or how little of a fluoride concentration is acceptable in our water."
Fluoride Free NZ is working towards a national marketing education campaign, and they seek anyone and everyone who can to assist with any financial support and/or contributed expertise/time, right now and throughout 2015/2016. They are completely 'not for profit' and all volunteers, so every dollar goes towards the campaign.
You can advise us of our intent to donate to them, or you can contact them direct on their web site page http://fluoridefree.org.nz/donate/ , and make a donation to them direct via internet. Please let them know you saw their donation request on Heartland Springs web site.
They have a lot of New Zealand specific fluoride information here:
and a lot of fluoride FAQs are answered here: http://fluoridefree.org.nz/f-a-q/
Remember, we have many videos about the absolute dangers of ingesting artificial over-doses of fluoride, and these can be viewed on our web site on our Cinema pages, Evening 2 HERE and Evening 12 HERE
Fluoride Free NZ have some similar fluoride videos to us and some different. We urge consumers of tap water to watch all fluoride videos on both web sites--- we suggest all tell a similar story: fluoridation of tap waters, with fluoride sourced from waste industries toxic waste products, is "a travesty, an injustice and a crime and it will damage health."
Fluoride Free NZ is a specialist source, anyone should go to read if they are asking questions about fluoride...and the work of all people in Fluoride Free NZ is appreciated by all of us at Heartland Springs. Their work, through a source of love, we suggest tries to protect the wider community from pestilence and disease imposed by those in positions of controlling us who permit the toxic waste product fluoride, be added and our tap water (and ALL products made using that tap water, from beer to bread to cakes and other items are likewise polluted) .
Here is a recent newsworthy event from the Fluoride Free NZ website. (Go to their web site and see much more....like how a PhD specialist who was at the National Cancer has stated):
''Erin Brockovich has called for an immediate repeal of all laws that require or enable fluoridation; holding of Fluoridegate hearings; and for professional associations and advocacy groups (who have never studied the science) to rescind allowing their names to be used to endorse fluoridation.
Erin Brockovich is famous for her work in bringing litigation against Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for contaminating groundwater in Hinkley, California, with carcinogenic hexavalent chromium. PG&E told Hinkley residents that they used a safer form of chromium. The true story was later made into the 2000 feature film, Erin Brockovich.
Fluoride Free NZ completely supports Erin Brockovich’s stance.
The Ministry of Health has constantly denied the fact that fluoridation chemicals are industrial waste products contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and mercury. This contamination is allowed under an industry-set (not government-set) standard for fluoridation chemicals. A recent request to the Ministry of Health Oral Health division to have the actual source of fluoridation chemicals added to the government’s website fluoride facts has been denied. If the Ministry of Health is so proud of their much vaunted water fluoridation programme they seem awfully shy in sharing the actual details.
Like the ploy that Pacific Gas and Electric used to whitewash their chemical, the Ministry of Health say “All fluoride is the same – it is a common naturally occurring mineral. It is perfectly safe for everyone”, when its chemical action on the body is quite different, as shown by scientific research.
With the clear parallel between the actions of the Ministry of Health and Pacific Gas and Electric it is little wonder Brockovich has taken an interest in exposing yet another fraud putting the public’s health at risk for industry profit.
An independent public inquiry in the form of Fluoridegate hearings as Erin Brockovich suggests would be the way to shine light on the real fluoridation facts and expose the Ministry of Health and NZ Dental Association’s misinformation for what it is.'
Fluoride Free NZ hosted the USA fluoride expert and campaigner on a NZ tour, being Professor Paul Connett, Director of the Fluoride Action Network. You can see this wonderful man's presentations on videos on our web site (see our Cinema pages HERE & HERE) and also on the Fluoride Free NZ web site.
Fluoride Free NZ also introduces 4 other courageous NZ Dentists who are prepared to speak out on this important fluoride issue. These are the late Dr John Colquhoun (who was the Principal Dental Officer of Auckland and head of the Fluoridation Promotion Group, when he changed his mind about fluoridation and the reasons he changed his mind). This is a MUST read for ALL mothers concerned about their children - available here http://fluoridefree.org.nz/dr-colquhoun/ And the very much active and alive Dr John Jukes (see his video on our Cinema HERE) and Dr Russel McLean AND :
Dr Lawrie Brett - Dentist
Dr Brett has been a practising dentist for over 30 years and operates out of a clinic in Kamo, Whangarei. He graduated in 1974 from Otago Dental School having also studied chemistry. He has a special interest in preventive dentistry and biocompatible materials hence his interest in water fluoridation. Dr Brett researched this topic for 35 years, has published research internationally and has been president of the NZAOMT. He is a keen surfer, guitarist and grandad. He does not hold to the orthodoxy that fluoride is safe to use in dental medicine nor that water fluoridation actually works.
FLUORIDE & HEALTH OR ILLNESS
In the 5th edition of his great book 'A Cancer Therapy-Results of Fifty Cases' doctor and author Max Gerson MD, wrote:
"Fluoridation of the water supply has become very common in many communities. Since fluorides are among the most powerful enzyme inhibitors and since healing requires the reactivation of enzymes, it is obvious that fluorides must be eliminated from all food and water supplies as much as possible. In areas where water is fluoridated, patients should use spring water or distilled water for making soups, teas, and even for enemas....."
Albert Schweitzer MD, described Dr Max Gerson MD with these words:
"I see in Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in medical history."
Why has Japan banned all toxic waste fluoride additions to its drinking water?
There is a ‘you tube’ video presenting Christopher Bryson about fluoride and the multiple pollution of people by USA industries. This man wrote a book called “The Fluoride Deception” which everyone should read who drinks tap water with fluoride added from industrial wastes. He also refers to a medical doctor whose name (Dr G. L. Waldbott) was tarnished because he did tests (and published these) which showed his clients illnesses were due to flouride added into drinking tap water. He reports how a leading researcher (Dr Phyllis Mullenix) was fired and sent to oblivion, because she demonstrated the neurotoxicity (negative effect on brain and IQ) of the flouride added to tap water. See his video HERE
Another writer on this web site http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/water.htm says:
"The compound often used, hydrofluosilicic acid, is not pure fluoride but rather a smokestack waste product from fertilizer factories that is about 30% fluoride. It contains heavy metals, kerosene, benzene, radioactive substances and other toxins.
Adding smokestack waste to drinking water is, in the author's opinion, criminally insane. Anyone who drinks it is foolish and insane. The facts are available to anyone who cares to learn about them
The above web site gives 50 reasons why drinking water should not be flouridated.
Reason number 7 is that:
The level of flouride in mothers’ milk is very low. The level of fluoride in mother’s milk is remarkably low (0.004 ppm, NRC, 2006). This means that a bottle-fed baby consuming fluoridated water (which is usually added to drinking water at 0.6 – 1.2 ppm) can get up to 300 times more fluoride than a breast-fed baby.
Reason number 41 is that:
“The chemicals used to fluoridate water are not pharmaceutical grade. Instead, they largely come from the wet scrubbing systems of the phosphate fertilizer industry. These chemicals (90% of which are sodium fluorosilicate and fluorosilicic acid), are classified hazardous wastes contaminated with various impurities. Recent testing by the National Sanitation Foundation suggest that the levels of arsenic in these silicon fluorides are relatively high (up to 1.6 ppb after dilution into public water) and of potential concern (NSF 2000 and Wang 2000). Arsenic is a known human carcinogen for which there is no safe level. This one contaminant alone could be increasing cancer rates – and unnecessarily so.”
The above web site says fluoride is an ionic compound containing fluorine, which is the single most reactive element; it is naturally found in many rocks. (But when naturally in water from rocks it is usually at a low concentration).
About 90 percent of the fluoride added to public water supplies comes from silicofluorides, chemicals produced mainly as byproducts from the manufacture of phosphate fertilizers, according to the CDC (USA’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) .
Fluoride is added to public water supplies at an average concentration of about 1 part per million (1 ppm), or slightly below. Naturally occurring fluoride concentrations in surface waters depend on location but are generally low and usually do not exceed 0.3 ppm. Groundwater can contain higher levels. One study published in the fall of 2012 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between high fluoride levels found naturally in drinking water in China and elsewhere in the world, and lower IQs in children. The paper looked at the results of 27 different studies, 26 of which found a link between high-fluoride drinking water and lower IQ.
The most comprehensive report on fluoride was published in 2006 by the National Research Council, done at the behest of the Environmental Protection Agency. That group found that the upper limit for fluoride, at 4 ppm, was too high to prevent a certain percentage of kids from developing severe dental fluorosis and recommended the EPA lower this limit. The agency has yet to change this limit.
MORE ABOUT CHLORINE
Water from your taps: Do you know city/town tap water usually has Chlorine added?
Some Chlorine is an S5 poison-see web site: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002772.htm)
Do you know which exact type of chlorine is added to your tap water- have you asked the authorities?
Simply by writing these words on google search - “is chlorine harmful in drinking water” - one can see the list of web sites writing about the risk to health of chlorine in everyday drinking water.
The possible effects on health re chlorine are available to be read on many web sites. We now present only 5 of many such web sites, with a brief quote from each.
“Thousands of American municipalities add chlorine to their drinking water to get rid of microbes. But this inexpensive and highly effective disinfectant has a dark side.
“Chlorine, added as an inexpensive and effective drinking water disinfectant, is also a known poison to the body,” says Vanessa Lausch.” Lausch adds that researchers have now linked chlorine in drinking water to higher incidences of bladder, rectal and breast cancers.
“Chlorine is a chemical typically used as a disinfectant in public water supplies as an effective way to reduce the level of pathogenic bacteria in our drinking water.
Unfortunately, this chemical, and other common chemical disinfectants, may have a damaging impact on our bodies’ beneficial bacteria as well.”
‘When chlorine is added to our water it reacts with other natural compounds to form Trihalomethanes which are by-products of chlorine. These by-products produce free radicals in the body, which trigger cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic. The Environmental Defense Fund states that: “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.”
Here are some more quoted facts and statistics in regards to chlorine and its harmful nature:
“Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. It is an insidious poison”. – Dr. Joseph M. Price, MD
“Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.”
– U.S. Council Of Environmental Quality
“The Chlorine problem is similar to that of air pollution, chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times!” –Dr. Robert Carlson, Highly respected University of Minnesota Researcher
Breast Cancer Research (Hartford, CT) Study Findings:
50-60% higher levels of chlorination in the breast tissue of women with breast cancer than women without breast cancer.’
The worst part is...Americans are ingesting from 300 to 600 times what the Environmental Protection Agency considers a “safe” amount of chlorine. While chlorine itself is relatively benign, and was created to help keep us free from infectious diarrheas, it reacts with organic materials which already dissolve in water, forming chemicals (known as DBP's) that are over 100 times more toxic than chlorine.
What if that clear, clean-looking liquid you use every day – to quench your thirst, to bathe and shower in, and to wash your dishes and laundry in contributed to dozens of everyday ailments, including...Heart attacks... Tiredness, dizziness or headaches...Eye, sinus and throat irritation... Your sperm count (men)... Your risk of a miscarriage (women)... Spontaneous abortion, stillbirths and congenital formations... Your odds of having a child with spina bifida ...Childhood asthma... Damaging hair cuticles and the cause or worsening of dandruff... Skin rashes, headaches, gastrointestinal difficulties and arthritis... Liver and kidney problems.... A weakened immune system, significantly impacting your body's ability to fight disease ...A toxic cocktail of indoor pollution in your home...
A weakened immune system, significantly impacting your body's ability to fight disease...
Truth is, the water we use in and around our homes is far from the fresh, pure resource you might assume.
World renowned physician and multiple New York Time's Best Selling author, Dr. Mercola, has gathered all the research about chlorine together in one place – and created one of the most important and time-sensitive reports ever released to the public.
So what are the documented side effects of chlorine? According to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, the cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 percent higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.
The residents of a small town in Pennsylvania who ate diets rich in saturated animal fats and milk had no heart attacks – until they switched from mountain spring water to fluoridated water.
Research from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands discovered that people who swam in chlorinated pools or polluted waters as children had 2.2 to 2.4 times the risk of developing melanoma compared to those who did not swim in chlorinated waters.
Male smokers who drank chlorinated tap water for more than 40 years had double the risk of bladder cancer as smoking males who drank non-chlorinated water.
Over the last 30 years, a growing body of research has shown the assorted disinfection by-products of chlorine (DBP's) are very harmful to human health.
However organisations like the Chlorine Institute and the Chemical Manufacturers Association have a serious and well-funded interest in maintaining the status quo. For instance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) used to have a maximum contaminant level goal (MLCG) of zero for chloroform in drinking water due to its potential toxicity. They list it as a probable human carcinogen, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has determined that chloroform may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen.
However, the EPA was forced to remove the zero standard – effective as of May 30, 2000 – after the MCLG was successfully challenged in court by the Chlorine Chemistry Council and the Chemical Manufacturers Association.
And that's why Dr. Mercola has decided to step forward and shout the truth about chlorine. He has invested significant time and money into finding out what everyone should know about modern water sanitization, how it can damage your health and how to protect yourself. See his words on the following website.
Some researchers assert that a major reason for the drastic rise in heart disease in the early 20thcentury in Europe and America was the addition of chlorine to the drinking water. Chlorination of drinking water probably also contributes to cancer and other illnesses, as chlorine is so toxic.
This is information found on Wikipedia about the use of some form of chlorine in most tap drinking water:
“By 1918, the US Department of Treasury called for all drinking water to be disinfected with chlorine. Chlorine is presently an important chemical for water purification (such as in water treatment plants), in disinfectants, and in bleach. Chlorine is usually used (in the form of hypochlorous acid) to kill bacteria and other microbes in drinking water supplies and public swimming pools. In most private swimming pools, chlorine itself is not used, but rather sodium hypochlorite, formed from chlorine and sodium hydroxide, or solid tablets of chlorinated isocyanurates . The drawback of using chlorine in swimming pools is that the chlorine reacts with the proteins in human hair and skin. Once the chlorine reacts with the hair and skin, it becomes chemically bonded. Even most small water supplies are now routinely chlorinated.
It is often impractical to store and use poisonous chlorine gas for water treatment, so alternative methods of adding chlorine are used. These include hypochlorite solutions, which gradually release chlorine into the water, and other compounds. These compounds are stable while solid and may be used in powdered, granular, or tablet form. When added in small amounts to pool water or industrial water systems, the chlorine atoms hydrolyze from the rest of the molecule forming hypochlorous acid (HOCl), which acts as a general biocide, killing germs, micro-organisms, algae, and so on.”
(AND SO ON!)
Chlorine gas was used with deadly effectiveness as a weapon in the First World War. The gas would severely burn the lungs and other body tissues when inhaled, and is no less powerful when ingested by mouth, says Vanessa Lausch on her web site.
Another real challenge with chlorine in tap water, is if one is showering in a closed shower cabinet, then the chlorine coming from the tap water is not only entering the body via the tap water on the body, during the shower, but it is also creating a chlorine enclosed chamber, and one is then breathing in too much chlorine gas while showering. It IS NOT healthy breathing in that chlorine smell-gas one sometimes encounters in tap water. Remember chlorine gas has been used in war time as a killer gas.
CHLORINE DIOXIDE AS ALTERNATIVE TO CHLORINE
There is one city in USA which is using a much less damaging product than the S 5 poison chlorine to cleanse their drinking water; being a type of product called in some health circles as MMS. It is Sodium Chlorite mixed with Citric Acid, which transform into Chlorine Dioxide, and said by its proponents to be a safer additive to tap water that Chlorine itself. Chlorine Dioxide is said by some who work with it to be far kinder on a human body, as an additive to tap water, than is the S5 poison Chlorine. Here is some more information:
- HAMILTON, Ohio (Sydney Benter) -- The best-tasting (tap) water in the world is found right here in the Tri-State.
"For the second time, the city of Hamilton has claimed the top title in the Berkeley Spring Water Tasting Contest. Contest judges rated the tap water based on aroma, appearance and taste. The city gets its water from the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer. The city's water superintendent says it's what they add to the water that sets it apart from the rest.
'We use chlorine dioxide as a disinfectant as opposed to chlorine gas or hypochlorite,' says John Bui. He says it's harder to maintain chlorine dioxide and it has to be produced on-site. Residents say they definitely notice the superior taste.
'It's more pure. . . the other water tastes chemically,' says life-long Hamilton resident Keith Jones. " Read More at: http://www.local12.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/Hamilton-39-s-tap-water-named-best-in-the-world-88162.shtml
In addition the NZ Ministry of Health seems to have approved this chlorine doixide alternative; but why are all water providers in NZ not using this alternative all the time? This information is sourced from NZ Ministry of Health web site
...where it refers to 'chlorine dioxode' in certain doses as being an acceptable DBP (Disinfectant by-product) in some NZ drinking waters.
CHLORINE IN AUCKLAND DRINKING WATER - SEE HERE
Watercare, the drinking water provider (and also the city sewerage disposer) for Auckland City it seems does not use 'chlorine dioxide' solution for cleansing some of its water --- but prefers to use a harsher disinfectant. One could validly ask why?
Here are some words from that web site: https://www.watercare.co.nz/about-watercare/our-services/dam-and-spring-water-treatment/Pages/default.aspx
...about the chlorine aspect of their drinking water treatment Watercare state they use a 'nominal amount' (whatever that means) of the poisonous S5 Chlorine and/or the harsh Sodium Hypochlorite, stating:
"Chlorine or sodium hypochlorite is added to kill any pathogenic bacteria that might be in the water after filtration. Watercare produces its own sodium hypochlorite on site from electrolysis of common salt."
Lelord was some years back tagged as the America's number one authority on youthful vitality as one ages. He has written many books about heath and nutrition. In his book 'You're Younger Than You Think', he writes:
"Chlorine is another substance that works against Vitamin E. If it is contained in your drinking water it should be boiled out or allowed to evaporate."
Our Heartland Spring water is RAW, and ORGANIC and from a natural SPRING. There is no added chlorine nor added fluoride. Indeed there is no chlorine at all, and only a tiny tiny trace amount in micro quantity of fluoride, and this is a natural fluoride, not a man-made toxic fluoride. The trace amount of natural fluoride in our spring water (0.07mg/l) is over 10 times smaller in quantity than the 1mg/l some cities add (as a man-made toxic waste fluoride, not a natural fluoride from earth) to their tap water.