Water Pollution and Cancer

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We know that there are a lot of contaminants in our water. There is a high probability that there are toxins in the water that you drink, cook with and bathe in, such as: petroleum hydrocarbons, insecticides and herbicides, heavy metals,  Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s), industrial wastes, and others.

A huge percentage of our water may be making us sick and killing some.  It has been reported that the Clean Water Act has been violated over 500,000 times in just the last 5 years. This is very sobering and relevant information to someone who has cancer, and for people who are trying to stay healthy.  Even substances that we use at home may end up in our water supply, things such as pharmaceuticals, cleaning agents, sunscreens, and other personal care products.

This may not be totally avoidable because we do have to use water to live.  The first step to solving a problem is to first acknowledge that the problem exists.  Then, and intelligent course of action may be created to minimize, or eliminate the problem.  Modern water treatment technology is not good enough to remove all water contaminants in an efficient, reliable, economical manner.

One answer may be for us to use water filters for drinking and cooking water.  Another recommended filter to use is for the shower because you are exposed to more chlorine through your shower than through any other method of water exposure.  This is because the skin absorbs the chlorine through the pores in your skin, and also through you breathing it in through the mist created by the shower.

The massive amounts of chemicals that are being emitted into the water and the air eventually ends up inside of our bodies.  That makes it critical that we work to minimize the effects of these chemicals.  This makes it very important for us to detoxify our bodies and to maintain optimum levels of health.

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