Effects On Children

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Effects On Children 2017-03-14T11:53:02+00:00

As a Parent, you want to give your children the best start I life so you:

  • child drinking filtered waterFeed them healthy foods
  • Make them apply sunscreen
  • Take them for regular checkups

But what about their Water?

Your body absorbs contaminants from water while showering, bathing, washing, and drinking.

Many of the contaminants found in household water are either known or suspected of causing cancer, and can interfere with a variety of body processes and can be toxic to many organs and tissues including the heart, bones, intestines, kidneys, brain, liver and reproductive and nervous systems.

Showering/Washing

Showering and washing of hands exposes skin to harmful contaminants. Among the chemicals absorbed are cancer-causing chlorine and its derivatives. What’s more, the longer the shower or wash, the more chlorine is absorbed because warm water enlarges the skin’s pores, facilitating absorption. This means showering in chlorinated water is much more dangerous than drinking the same water.  In fact, while showering, the body absorbs 6 times the contaminants it does when drinking 8 glasses of the same water.

Breathing

Showering and running water cause chlorine and other harmful synthetic chemicals to become gaseous, making them easily inhaled.  While showering, toxic volatized chlorine and cancer-causing Disinfectant Byproducts (DBPs) are released into the air. Once inhaled, these chemicals enter the blood stream directly—without the partial filtering effect of digestion. This can cause or aggravate asthma, and other respiratory problems.

Washing your hands contributes significantly to the dermal absorption of contaminants from water…
Rajesh Khanal, From Chemical Contaminants in Drinking Water: An Integrated Exposure Analysis
Filtering home tap or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
President’s Cancer Panel, Recommendations from PCP Annual Report

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