The American Journal of Epidemiology…

Study Shows Increased Risks of Bladder Cancer by Drinking, Bathing, or Swimming in Chlorinated Water…

Dr. Christina Villanueva and her team report that these chemicals may be harmful when inhaled or absorbed through the skin and ingested. Chlorinated water is a known carcinogen, but the study is one of the first to show that exposure to small amounts of chlorine may also increase risks of bladder cancer via another route: bathing in it.

The chemicals used to disinfect water, most notably chlorine, can produce by-products linked to increased cancer risks. For example, the researchers found that the more frequently people bathed or swam in chlorinated water, the higher their risk for bladder cancer. They also found that people who drank chlorinated water during the first year of life were at greater risk of developing bladder cancer as adults than those who did not. The most prevalent chlorination by-product, trihalomethanes (THM), can be absorbed into the body through skin contact or inhalation.

The researchers matched 1,219 men and women with bladder cancer to 1,271 individuals who did not have the disease. Then they investigated how much lifetime exposure these people had to trihalomethanes (THM), a disinfection by-product formed when chlorine reacts with organic matter in drinking water. First, the researchers surveyed them about their exposure to chlorinated water via drinking water and swimming pools, then analyzed the average trihalomethanes (THM) levels in 123 municipalities.

The risk of bladder cancer was twice as high among households with an average water trihalomethanes (THM) level above 49 micrograms per liter than those living in homes where the concentration was below 8 micrograms per liter, researchers found.

Hydrohalic acids (HHAs) are common in industrialized societies, and levels of 50 micrograms per liter have been identified as a benchmark by which to measure cleanliness.

People who drank chlorinated water had a 35% greater risk of bladder cancer than those who didn’t, and people whose primary exposure was to swimming pools were 57% more likely to develop the disease; in addition, those taking long hot showers or baths and lived in municipalities with higher trihalomethanes (THM) levels were also at increased cancer risks.

If trihalomethanes (THM) are absorbed through the skin or lungs, Villanueva and her team note that it may have a more powerful carcinogenic effect because this type of exposure does not undergo detoxification via the liver.

“If confirmed elsewhere, this observation has significant public health implications about preventing exposure to these water contaminants,” the researchers conclude.

 Hope you have or are planning on getting the best dechlorinating filter possible for your home.

Peace and blessings are yours now and forever!

Robert Morgan – Dr. Bobby, Certified Naturopath

There Is No Darkness Where Love Abides In The Hearts Of Mankind

Love is the light-switch that extinguishes darkness in the souls of mankind.

Many Things Seem Important But Are Soon Forgotten By Us And Others Only The Things We Do In Love Last For Eternity

Nothing is more important or powerful than our being kind, loving and bringing comfort to each other.

Thoughts And Quotes That Have Had Great Effects In My Life – Some of Which Might Resonate With You!

Some Of My Favorite Quotes And Thoughts

  • “The beautiful part of writing is that you don’t have to get it right the first time unlike, say, brain surgery,” — Robert Cormier
  • “Living bodies require living foods,” – Dr. Ann Wigmore

Three ways to deal with critics…

  • Out love them
  • Outlast them
  • Out fruit them.  – Rick Warren
  • “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a ringing brass gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and I know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I parcel out all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I will be burned, but do not have love, it benefits me nothing.” Bible
  • “Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, it does not boast, it does not become conceited, it does not behave dishonorably, it is not selfish, it does not become angry, it does not keep a record of wrongs, it does not rejoice at unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”. Bible
  • “Love never ends. But if there are prophecies, they will pass away. If there are tongues, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but whenever the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I set aside the things of a child. For now, we see through a mirror indirectly but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know completely, just as I have also been completely known. And now these three things remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Bible
  • “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food,” –Hippocrates
  • “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world, we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” Bible
  • “Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet,” – Albert Einstein
  • “Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.” Bible
  • “Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live,” – Socrates

But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” Bible

Wishing everyone the best life ever! Bobby

“To Bring About Healing Love Yourself and Others” Bobby Morgan

There is nothing more powerful than our thoughts!

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