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Michael Phelps Smokes Pot. But What About All That Chlorine He Swims In?
Some people were concerned when Michael Phelps got caught smoking pot, but why isn't anyone concerned about all the chlorinated water he swims in? Chlorine is a powerful oxidant and is used in bleaching and disinfectants. It was originally discovered in 1774 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele. Scheele mistakenly thought it contained oxygen. Humphry Davy gave it its name in 1810 after insisting that it was in fact an element.
Though there is a limited body of research done on the harmful effects on the body and environment there is evidence that causes for a closer look. As a gas Chlorine has been found to have an adverse effect on the lungs and immune system. In the body there is certainly concern that Chlorine can be carcinogenic.
"The EPA has raised skin absorption of chlorine to its top 10 carcinogen Watch List."
The Washington Post, June 1994
"Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water."
Environmental Protection Agency
Dr. Lance Wallace
Chlorine can also be hard on the environment. Laboratory studies show that repeat exposure to chlorine in air can affect the immune system, the blood, the heart, and the respiratory system of animals. Chlorine is especially harmful to organisms living in water and in soil.
So what can you do to protect you and your loved ones from Chlorine? Well there are many water filters that you can install in your home to filter out Chlorine. The Structured Water Unit is great because it won't only protect you against Chlorine but other toxins as well. You can even use it to fill up your pool and then you can also convert your pool into a salt water pool instead of a Chlorinated one. But if you still want to use Chlorine in your pool, Structured Water requires less Chlorine for pools.
So if we are going to educate the public about toxins, maybe we should'nt limit ourselves to just illegal toxins.