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What's Wrong With Chlorine?

Chlorine, # 17 on the Periodic Table of Elements,  is, by itself, a yellow-green poisonous gas.  It is an inorganic
 element that cannot exist by itself in nature but needs to bond to another  element, the most common being sodium, hence, sodium chloride, or salt. In fact,sending an electrical charge through a salt-water solution, disrupting the bond between chlorine  and sodium, produces commercial chlorine.  The free chlorine is then  captured and used for numerous household and industrial applications.

 About 180 years ago, scientists, while researching  the prevention of typhoid  in the water supply, discovered that chlorine, bonding to organic  substances, such as bacteria, killed it and rendered  the water  potable.  Because
of the corrosive effect chlorine had on organic  matter, it was used as a  horrendously effective weapon during World War One.   By nature, the gas, which is heavier than air, stayed close to the  ground and destroyed the soldier's lungs.  Today, chlorine is still used as  the primary method for  disinfecting municipal water supplies, swimming
pools, and whitening  laundry.

Chlorine's attraction to, and corrosion of organic  material doesn't end at  the bacteria in the water.  Chlorine also attacks  your hair, skin, and  lungs, as they are organic as well. Chlorine can  leave your hair dry and brittle and make your skin flaky and itchy.  It can  also trigger negative  reactions in children, the elderly, and people with
 chlorine-sensitivity.

 Studies have shown that for health reasons it is  best to remove chlorine  from drinking water.  Why not do the same with our  shower and bath water.

  

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