Chlorine Levels Linked to Breast Cancer

In this day and age, virtually everyone has had some connection to cancer either themselves or to someone in their family. People are rarely aware of how often they put themselves in a position to get sick: many of the chemicals we come into contact with in our day to day lives are used to “improve” things – adding chemicals to produce to make them grow bigger, adding a floral fresh scent to your home, or consuming processed foods for a quick meal. But as we’re discovering, so many of these chemicals are carcinogenic. A human carcinogen is a substance that creates a chemical reaction within the human body to create a cancerous cell – and we are discovering more and more carcinogens as we start to look into all of these “improvements” in our lives.

Breast cancer has now been linked to accumulated amounts of chloride compounds in the breast tissue. According to a study based in Hartford, Connecticut, women with breast cancer have 50-60% more chlorine by-products in their tissue than women without breast cancer.

This is why water filters that remove chlorine are so important:

Chlorine is added to our water supply to kill bacteria, but at high levels that we’re just now calling into question. Even if you’re not swimming laps every day, and if you are drinking filtered water, you’re still at risk if your shower water isn’t filtered. Chlorine enters the body through our pores, or eyes, nose, ears or mouth. What makes the shower more dangerous, besides the fact that your entire body is under the running water, is the heat – the chorine vaporizes very quickly and we inhale it as a gas. In fact, according to the same study, the steam from your shower contains 50 times more chemicals than your tap water because of the rate at which the chemicals vaporize.

If you go for a swim in a chlorinated pool, you can feel the drying effects of the chemical on your skin and hair after you get out – now imagine a much more concentrated version of that, but inside your body? Now, think about how long you spend in the shower on average, and how much of that vapor you’re breathing in each day.

A whole home filter can remove toxins like chlorine from your water not only for your drinking water, but for your showers and sinks, too. The more we’re discovering about the chemicals in our running water that are considered safe, the more urgent it’s becoming to get these chemicals out of our homes ASAP. We offer filtration solutions for any type of home – condo, mobile home, apartment, house; if it has running water, we have a solution for you. If you’re on the fence, consider getting your water tested: it’s free, and you can find out for yourself what’s actually in your water and make an informed decision.

Or better yet check out our limited run sale on filters (while supplies last):

Don’t wait for one of these health stories to hit too close to home – be proactive about your health, and give yourself and your family some peace of mind.