Turbidity is the measure of water clarity. The more suspended solids in the water, the cloudier it becomes. Here on the west coast of Canada, most of our drinking water is rain water. When it runs off the hills, it picks up sediment and it flows into the reservoirs. This murkiness not only affects the waters “drinkability”, the suspended particles absorb heat from the sun and warm the water. The warmer water holds less oxygen and is less healthy to drink.
When the water becomes cloudy, extra chlorine is added to kill any organisms attached to the particulate matter. When the chlorine comes in contact with organic matter in the water, a chemical reaction takes place which creates toxic chlorine by-products that you really don’t want to be drinking.… Read the rest
The most alarming statistics around breast cancer are coming out. “Every 13 minutes another woman dies from the environmental, dietary and metabolic acids that cause breast cancer, an acidic condition of the breast tissue that has more than tripled in incidence over the past 50 years,” states Dr. Robert O. Young, Director of the pH Miracle Living Center, in San Diego County, California.
Chlorine is a recognized pesticide. It has been added to our drinking water supplies, as a disinfectant, since the late 1800’s. When chlorine combines with organic compounds in the water (sediment) or our bodies, organochlorines are formed. According to Wikipedia, organochlorines include chloroform, dichloromethane, dichloroethene, and trichlorotheane. Other organochlorines include haloacetic acids and trihalmethanes.
Scientific studies have linked the accumulation of chlorine compounds in breast tissue to cancer.… Read the rest