Bottled Water and Some of the very chemicals added to water to guard your health -especially chlorine and fluoride-may be doing more harm than good.
Choose the bottled water labeled as fluoride low content of 0.2 ppm or less.
Chlorine is added to drinking water to keep it bacteria- free. But it also reacts with organic material creating chloroform, trihalomethanes (THMs) and other chlorination disinfection byproducts (CBPs) and these are an strongly linked with cancer.
this was discovered to be a problem with chlorinated public pools also – chlorine is OK, but it reacts with biological residues in the water, and resulting sustances are carcinogenic.
In 1992, the American Medical Association published statistics showing nearly 28 percent of all cancers of the intestines and 18 percent of all cancers of the bladder can be traced to chlorinated water. More than a dozen subsequent studies confirm this finding.
The EPA agency has ordered cities and towns across the United States to start reducing levels of this compound in drinking water- but chlorination will continue, even though water also can be disinfected with ultraviolet light or ozone without creating CBPs.
Ozone is used in some European cities-Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Munich and others-but chlorination continues to be the norm on this continent.
Fluoride is added to 60 percent of US and 40 percent of Canadian tap water to reduce tooth decay. However, scientists say that actually swallowing this toxin offers virtually no dental advantage.
“You may as well swish with fluoridated tap water and spit it out. That’s how it works,” topically – on contact
“Fluoride causes more cancer, and causes it faster, than any other chemical.” Fluoride is further linked to osteoporosis, hip frachlre, memory and neurological impairment and kidney disorders.
Here’s a sampling of bottled water brands that are fluoride-free:
Apani Purifie ** Aqua Panna ** Arrowhead ** Calistoga Spring ** Crystal Geyser ** Deer Park North ** Deer Park South ** Great Bear ** Hinkley & Schmidt ** Ice Mountain Keeper Springs ** Loon Country Natural Spring ** NARA International Himalayan Spring Ozarka ** Penta ** Poland Spring Snow Valley Mountain ** Sparkletts