Protect yourself . . .
. . . against the consequences of the byproducts (i.e., trihalomethanes) of chlorinated drinking water. You have a right to clean potable water!
1905 – Chlorine introduced to municipal drinking water to prevent waterborne diseases such as typhoid, cholera, etc.
1990 – Risk factor in developing bladder cancer among people ingesting chlorinated water ranged from 12 to 27% (National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD)
1992 – Chlorination and byproducts account for at least 6,500 cases of rectal cancer and 4,200 cases of bladder cancer in the U.S. each year. (Harvard University School of Public Health, Medical College of Wisconsin)
1997 – Chloroform, a byproduct of mixing chlorine with humic acid found in surface water, is linked to an increased risk of colon cancer. (University of Minnesota)
1998 – Pregnant women who drank 5 or more glasses per day of tap water containing trihalomethanes had a miscarriage rate of 15.7%. (California Department of Health Services)
It is estimated that within 10 years one out of two of us will suffer from some form of cancer.
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