Is Chlorine In The Water Supply Dangerous?

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

By The American Journal of Epidemiology

The findings are the first to suggest that these chemicals can be harmful when they are inhaled or absorbed through the skin, as well as when they are ingested, Dr. Cristina M. Villanueva of the Municipal Institute of Medical Research in Barcelona, and colleagues note.

Chemicals, most commonly chlorine, used to disinfect water can produce by-products that have been tied to increased cancer risks, Villanueva and her team point out. The most prevalent chlorination by-products, chemicals called trihalomethanes (THM), can be absorbed into the body through the skin or by inhalation, they add.

To investigate lifetime trihalomethanes (THM) exposure and bladder cancer risks, the researchers matched 1,219 men and women with bladder cancer to 1,271 control individuals who did not have the disease, surveying them about their exposure to chlorinated water via drinking water, swimming pools, showering and bathing. The researchers also analyzed the average water trihalomethanes (THM) levels in the 123 municipalities included in the study.

People living in households with an average household water trihalomethanes (THM) level of more than 49 micrograms per liter had double the bladder cancer risks of those living in households where water trihalomethanes (THM) concentration was below 8 micrograms per liter, the researchers found. trihalomethanes (THM) levels of about 50 micrograms per liter are common in industrialized societies, they note.

Study participants who drank chlorinated water were at 35% greater risks of bladder cancer than those who didn’t, while use of swimming pools boosted bladder cancer risks by 57%. And those who took longer showers or baths and lived in municipalities with higher trihalomethanes (THM) levels were also at increased cancer risks.

When trihalomethanes (THM) is absorbed through the skin or lungs, Villanueva and her team note, it may have a more powerful carcinogenic effect because it does not undergo detoxification via the liver.

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

 At Creative Health Institute, you can be assured you will not ever have to deal with the side effects of chlorinated water.  We utilize pure well water which is filtered through a .5 micro filter, then re-filtered through a reverse osmosis system, then alkalized with our Kangen water ionizer.  The fact is while at CHI you will be drinking the purest, healthiest and best tasting water available.

Peace and blessings be yours now and forever!

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan

The Healing Aspects of Water

 Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong – Lao-Tzu
During my time as health and education director at Creative Health Institute I have seen the healing miracles which take place when our guests quench their thirst and fill their bodies in H20.

Did You Know:

  • Studies show that just drinking 8 cups (64oz) of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Headaches even migraines are signs that water is needed. Continued dehydration of the brain causes inflammation and can even bring on a coma and death. Simply drinking the proper ratios of water to your body weight you can eliminate most all headaches and reduce migraine pain.
  • Studies show that water is important in the management of cholesterol. High cholesterol levels have been linked to mild to severe dehydration. When the test subjects balanced their water to weight ratios they experienced drops significant drops in their cholesterol.
  • Studies show that dehydration causes the vascular system constrict, causing hypertension. Rehydrating the body by drinking half of the body weight in ounces has produced remarkable results in lowering hypertension without drugs.
  • All joint pain and back pain can be reduced by keeping your weight and water intake ratios in balance.
  • Today, more than 17 million children suffer from asthma. Studies show that many of the children would not suffer from the effects of the asthma if they were to just drink half of their body weight in ounces of water every day.
  • Studies have shown dehydration is a known factor in dementia and drinking the proper ratio of one to body weight helps manage the symptoms of dementia. Proper hydration may also help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Studies have shown that oxidation caused by free radicals, pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, radiation and toxic metals enter the brain with its blood supply.
  • The Advanced Learning and Development Institute found that one of the best sources of antioxidants for their participants has been alkaline drinking water. Adding alkaline water to their treatment protocol program has significantly helped many of their patients in cognitive function, showing as much as a 35 percent improvement.
  • When you feel the onset of heartburn, it is most likely your body signaling that you have a shortage of water in the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. Drink 3 cups of water and experience the magical disappearance of the pain.
  • Colitis is one of the fastest growing areas of diseases being treated by allopathic medicine. The pain associated with colitis comes from the large intestine squeezing the water out of the excrement. When we are properly hydrated we can avoid the pain of colitis and the onset of other diseases such as ulcerated colitis, internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease diverticulitis, polyps, constipation, and possibly colon cancer.
  • Studies show if you are only 1% dehydrated, you will likely have a 5% decrease in cognitive function. If your brain drops 2% in body water, you may suffer from fuzzy short-term memory, experience problems with focusing, and have trouble with math computations, all you need to overcome these problems is to balance your water to bodily weight ratio.

Be blessed and drink at least 1/2 yur body weight in ounces of pure clean water everyday.

Bobby Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan 49094

 

Glass or Plastic? What Is Your Water Bottle Made Of?

Glass or Plastic?

Due to the low cost of manufacturing and shipping, plastic containers are the primary choice of the bottled water industry, which in their thinking keeps the price down for the consumer. The problem with this is that scientists are finding that it not such a good deal for us because the hidden cost may be our health.

Studies have shown that chemicals called phthalates, which are known to disrupt testosterone and other hormones, can leach into bottled water over time. One study found that water that had been stored for 10 weeks in plastic contained phthalates, suggesting that the chemicals could be coming from the plastic bottle or even the cap. Although there are regulatory standards limiting phthalates in tap water, there are no legal limits for phthalates in bottled water — the bottled water industry waged a successful campaign opposing the FDA proposal to set a legal limit for these chemicals!

 Plastic Recycling Codes

The following plastics are considered safest for water and food storage. Check all your plastic containers to make sure these symbols and the numbers 1,2,4 and 5 are on them. If these symbols and number are not present on plastic container or bottle, or you see another symbol and/or number do not drink or eat anything from this container.

Though the following numbers represent the safest plastics, this does not mean we have a complete understanding of all the possible health hazards plastics may present. So, the best practice would be to not drink from plastic bottles or store items in plastic, and never heat water or food items in them. Remember clean glass containers are always the best option.

 Polyethylene terephthalate ethylene (PETE), code 1.

 High-density polyethylene (HDPE), code 2.

 Low-density polyethylene (LDPE), code 4.

 Polypropylene (PP), code 5.

 ALWAYS AVOID ANY PLASTIC WITH THESE CODES

 CODE (3) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) leach phthalates which cause major problems with hormones and are toxic to them male reproductive system. It can be marked by code 3. If a water bottle, plastic wrap, shampoo container, cooking oil container, blood bag or meat wrapping has this mark or number or is not marked at all find a new brand!

CODE (6) –  Polystyrene is used in Styrofoam products. It leaches styrene (a neurotoxin) when it comes into contact with hot, acidic, or fatty foods. This cup is used being used by many fast food and coffee shops to serve hot drinks in.  What you may have thought was a caffeine buzz, was the neurotoxins being released into you coffee or tea.  This chemical is also found in the most medicine and vitamin bottles, WOW, plastic cutlery, foam packaging and the cartons you may be get your eggs in.  It’s marked with recycling code 6.

CODE (7) – Polycarbonate containers leach bisphenol-A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor associated with a long list of health concerns, including obesity. Baby bottles, “sippy” cups, ketchup bottles, syrups, window cleaners, 5-gallon water cooler bottles, reusable water jugs, and reusable beverage bottles are typically made out of this plastic. Products may be marked with recycling code 7 and/or the letters “PC.” It’s important to note some containers that aren’t made from polycarbonate may also be marked with a code 7 because the category also includes any plastic that doesn’t fit into the 1 to 6 recycling code categories.  

May your life be blessed with health, peace and love.

Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Health Education Director

Creativ Health Institute

Union City, Michigan