be perfectly healthy

Be Perfectly Healthy by Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy (FacebookLIVE Replay)

Do you truly understand what toxins and toxic by-products like chlorine are lurking in your water and other products?

In this Water Wednesday episode we discuss the book Be Perfectly Healthy by Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy.

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SUMMARY

There are many toxins in our environment that you should limit your exposure to, chlorinated water being one of them.

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The problem with chlorine is actually in the by-products, called organochlorines, created when it mixes with organic materials such as leaves, algae or even human skin. There are thousands of different chlorine by-products, and very few of hem have been studied for safety or are being tracked in our water reserves. (pg 47)

Chlorine and its by-products enter the body through ingestion, inhalation and skin absorption. as the shower water heats up, the same by-products turn to vapor, making them easy to inhale. At the same time, the heat also enlarges the pores in the skin, allowing for easy absorption.
 (pg 48)

Chlorine by-products have been linked to several types of cancer, including cancers of the bladder, liver, rectum, and colon. A study at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland concluded, “people living in areas served by chlorinated water have twice the risk of contracting cancer” than those who have non-chlorinated water sources. (pg 48)

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