The Facts about Chlorine
DID YOU KNOW?
- We take in the most chlorine when we bathe.
- Your body absorbs more chlorine during a 10-minute shower than if you drank 8 glasses of the same water.
What is Chlorine?
Chlorine is a toxic yellow-green gas that’s one of today’s most heavily used chemical agents. We are most familiar with chlorine’s role as a bleaching agent for paper and an ingredient in household cleaners, but the amounts of chlorine found in tap water are quite astounding.
Where’s the Problem?
Everywhere. The widespread use of chlorine is causing far-flung and extremely serious risks to our health and the health of the environment. Only researchers using special tools and methods can observe it. In fact, the American Public Health Association unanimously passed a resolution urging American industry to stop using chlorine in 1993.
Once These Chemicals Are Inside My Body, What Can Happen?
Research has begun to conclusively link dioxin and organochlorine exposure to birth defects, cancer, and reproductive and developmental disorders. Many scientists believe that the recent reports of declining sperm counts among men in industrialized countries can be traced to organochlorines.
What can I do to minimize the effects of chlorine in my life?
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In addition …
Be mindful of chlorine in household products such as tissues, napkins, sanitary napkins, and cleaning detergents.
Where Can I Learn More About the Dangers of Chlorine?
With the hazards of chlorine now well documented, one thing is crystal clear: We’re all going to have to stop using it for the sake of ourselves, our children, and the world. Fortunately, there are many dedicated organizations and individuals working to achieve a chlorine-free world. And you can help. In addition to voting against chlorine use by purchasing products made without it, we urge you to get in touch with some of the organizations listed below. They can help you learn more and get involved in what many have called one of the most pressing environmental problems of our time.
1436 U Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Reach for Unbleached
Box 39, Waletown, BC, Canada, V0P 1Z0
Center for Health, Environment & Justice
P.O. Box 6806, Falls Church, VA 22040
The Chlorine Free Products Assoc
102 North Hubbard,
Algonquin, IL 60102
Chlorine-free Paper Consortium
c/o Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave.
Ashland, WI 54860
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