Chlorine.. a primary
cause of Heart Disease !
If Cancer doesn't get you Heart Disease will.
Heart Disease is the number one killer in America. 62 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, angina, high blood pressure, plaque blockage, strokes, and congestive heart failure; in fact nearly a million people will die from these conditions this year. More females than males have Heart Disease. Cardiovascular disease kills more Americans than the next seven causes combined -- including cancer -- the AHA report states.
Why is Chlorinated water a primary factor of Heart Disease
Calcium is the most important mineral in our body. In the blood chlorine chemically reacts with calcium and causes it to become toxic and non-soluble. When calcium is non-soluble it becomes plaque the same as scale on your teeth and scale in the pipes of your home. When calcium plaque builds up in the body it leads to Heart attacks, Cardiovascular disease, Strokes, Gallstones, Arthritis, Kidney stones and a host of other major health problems.
TV ads are constantly promoting calcium. Calcium is not just calcium there are many chemical forms of calcium and as explained above the wrong kinds of calcium are not soluble and are very dangerous to have in your body.
The primary cause of heart and cardiovascular disease can now be understood, but authorities are not describing it. (Overview) Cardiovascular disease both Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis are plaque buildup in the arteries and veins of the circulatory system.
The difference between Arteriosclerosis and Atherosclerosis is:
Arteriosclerosis has a higher level of calcium than cholesterol.
Atherosclerosis has a higher level of cholesterol than calcium.
Scale and Plaque result from the buildup of Toxic Calcium and cholesterol. Calcium is a metal and can be found in over one hundred chemical combinations and most of those combinations are not water soluble or usable by the body. The healthy form of calcium is found in water, milk, dairy products, fruits and many vegetables. When healthful beneficial calcium comes in contact with chlorine it breaks down, losses its ability to dissolve in water and then combines with cholesterol to create plaque in the arteries. This is the cause of cardiovascular disease.
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Whenever you ingest chlorinated water the chlorine reacts to both the calcium and the cholesterol in your blood, when
cholesterol is affected mechanisms are triggered to cause cells, genes, proteins and enzyme to change and begins to accelerate the disease causing process.
Over twenty years ago Dr Joseph M Price demonstrated the undeniable connection between the practice of chlorinating water supplies and arteriosclerosis, in which a plaque composed mainly of cholesterol builds up inside arteries, resulting eventually in heart attacks and strokes.
Cholesterol is a lipid (fatty) substance present in all animal cells and essential to life; it's a precursor for many common bio chemical compounds. But when excess chlorine has been absorbed from drinking chlorinated water, it reacts 'with some of the cholesterol in the blood, forming the yellowish fatty deposits that accumulate along artery walls, narrowing and hardening them, and often causing ruptures.
The fact that the buildup is mostly cholesterol has led to the common assumption that the amount of cholesterol consumed is what determines susceptibility to heart disease. But while reducing cholesterol intake can tower risk somewhat, the theory that cholesterol is the sole cause of heart attacks has serious flaws.
It ignores the fact that heart attacks were virtually unknown until this century, when chlorination of water began, and they remain quite rare in places such as China as long as the practice is not adopted. It also does not explain how people such as Eskimos with massive cholesterol intakes remain free of heart disease. .
Nor does it account for the buildup of a chemically similar deposit on inorganic surfaces where chlorine and cholesterol come in contact, such as in containers and hoses which are washed in chlorinated water, then used in dairies for handling milk, which of course is full of cholesterol. This and much related evidence is detailed in Dr Price's 1969 book, "Coronaries, Cholesterol, Chlorine" (Jove Books, NY, USA).
Chlorine in water also reacts with other substances present to form such carcinogens as chloroform and assorted organic halides. Chlorine, fluorine, iodine and bromine are known as halogens ('salt formers'). These all have seven electrons in the outer orbits, so to fill in the eighth they readily latch on to electrons in other atoms. Since they seldom part with electrons, they and their compounds tend to be very non-conductive, so their roles in our conductive processes come to a grinding halt. Their relative scarcity is a lucky break for life in general.
The effectiveness of H2O2 or ozone in reversing arteriosclerosis is due to the scouring effect of the active single oxygen released, which oxidizes the accumulated lipids from arterial walls, restoring the arteries flexibility and capacity.
CHLORINATION: A LINK BETWEEN HEART DISEASE AND CANCER
by Martin Fox, Ph.D.
In many parts of the world, people suffer and die from a lack of drinking water. Fortunately, in the United States this is not the case. But, ironically, in the U.S. thousands can die from the chemicals added to the drinking water.
I believe chlorine triggers the growth of abnormal cells leading to tumor development, both in arteriosclerosis and cancer. The origin of heart disease is akin to the origin to cancer. Both can be linked to chlorine and the production of excess free radicals.
Dr. Joseph Price, a medical doctor, wrote a fascinating book in the late 1960's entitled, Coronaries/Cholesterol/Chlorine. He states, "The basic cause of arteriosclerosis, heart attacks and most forms of strokes is chlorine. The chlorine contained in processed water."
To support this position, Dr. Price did a series of animal experiments on chickens. Within a few months, 95% of the chickens drinking chlorinated water developed arteriosclerosis. To retest these results, Dr. Price divided the original control group into two groups, conducted the exact same experiment and obtained the exact same results.
Both chickens and pigeons are excellent laboratory models in the study of arteriosclerosis in humans. Recently, Richard Bull of the Environmental Protection Agency studied the effects of chlorinated water on pigeons. His findings support Dr. Price's research and go a step further. Bull found pigeons given chlorinated water with diets low in calcium had serum cholesterol levels 50% greater than the non-chlorinated group.
Many people are confused about cholesterol and its relationship to heart disease. Recently, the results of a 10 year government funded research project conclusively linked heart disease to serum (blood) cholesterol levels. Lowering serum cholesterol levels markedly reduces the number of fatal heart attacks. So far so good. But, 70% to 80% of all the cholesterol in our body is produced by the liver regardless of the dietary cholesterol intake. In fact, researchers have shown that serum cholesterol levels in humans are, for the most part, independent of the dietary cholesterol intake. In short, there appears to be no correlation between total dietary cholesterol intake and serum cholesterol levels. I
What caused this tremendous increase in serum cholesterol levels in the pigeons? Obviously, the addition of chlorine played a central role. But what mechanism can explain how chlorine could trigger such an increase in cholesterol levels?
Each cell in the body has a nucleus which contains DNA - the chemical blueprint which determines cell replication. Cells build tissues, tissues build organs. So, if our cells are healthy, we are healthy. If they are malformed, we set the stage for illness.
Now, chlorine and other chemical compounds in our drinking water create what's called 'free radicals'. A free radical is a chemical by-product of metabolism that is "looking for an accident to happen." Free radicals behave like bullets flying indiscriminately and whatever they hit can become damaged or destroyed. If our defense mechanism, our immune system is functioning properly, we can get rid of them. But, if our immune system is overloaded with excess free radicals, like it is when we drink chlorinated water, we can have a very serious problem. Free radicals can attack the cellular blueprint, alter it, change it, to the point that cells will multiply abnormally and then we can get a lump or bump, which can appear in a blood vessel, in the breast, the prostate, the pancreas, wherever.
Chlorine causes excess free radicals. Free radicals lead to cell damage. Once the cells are damaged, we see an elevation in serum cholesterol levels, arteriosclerosis, hardening of the arteries and plaque formation. Chlorine can cause all these problems related to heart disease and can also be a cause of cancer. The plaque in arteriosclerosis is essentially a benign tumor in the blood vessels.
With cancer, free radicals create malignant cells. In the chlorination process itself chlorine combines with natural organic matter, such as decaying vegetation, to form potent, cancer causing Trihalomethanes or halo forms. Trihalomethanes, commonly abbreviated THM's, collectively include such cancer causing agents as chloroforms, bromo-forms, carbon tetrachloride and many others.
Although the maximum amount of THM's allowed by law is 100 ppb, a 1976 EPA study showed 31 of 112 municipal water systems exceeded this limit; that's around 30%. I wonder how many exceed this limit now. Even 100 ppb of THM's is too much. I believe we should have no more than 10 ppb of these cancer causing agents in our drinking water. The less the better. The safest approach is to have no THM's at all.
The proliferation of chemicals in our drinking water is staggering. Listen to this. In 1975, the number of chemical contaminants found in finished drinking water exceeded 300. In 1984, less than 10 years later, over 700 chemicals have been found in our drinking water. The EPA has targeted 129 as posing the greatest threat to our health. But, to date, requires only 14 to be tested to see if they are in our water!
This is risky business.
Studies in several locations throughout the U.S. revealed that high levels of halo-forms or THM's in people's drinking water resulted in higher levels of cancer.
"Chlorine is so dangerous," according to biologist/chemist Dr. Herbert Schwartz, "that it should be banned." He states, "Putting chlorine in the water is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility, both mental and physical, are conditions attributable to chlorine, treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms of aging such as hardening of the arteries. I believe if chlorine were now proposed for the first time to be used in drinking water, it would be banned by the Food and Drug Administration."
Drinking chlorinated water is hazardous, if not deadly, to our health. It is as simple as that. Chlorine in our drinking water creates THM's and haloforms. These potent chemical pollutants trigger the production of excess free radicals leading to cell damage. We do not wake up one morning with heart disease or cancer. These degenerative diseases take years of constant insult to injury to develop. Many doctors estimate the formation of plaque and the hardening of the arteries leading to heart disease can take 10 to 20 years, and cancer takes 20 to 30 years to develop. Day by day, we continually drink chlorinated water adding excess free radicals to our bodies which can lead to serious damage to cells and abnormal cellular growth. Eventually, enough cells are hurt and we experience the problems of heart disease and cancer. The origin of heart disease is akin to the origin of cancer. Both can have their basis in free radical dam age.
Many municipalities are experimenting with a variety of other types of disinfectants to replace chlorine or to be used in addition as a way of cutting down on the amount of chlorine added to the water. However, these chemical alternatives can be just as dangerous as chlorine.
What can we do about chlorine, THM's and other organic chemical com-pounds in our drinking water?
There are two solutions: Buy proper bottled spring water or purchase an effective filter unit.
Many filters on the market that remove chlorine, bad taste and odors from the water are not effective in removing THM's and chemical pollutants
You need to read lab reports on filters and see if the unit you are considering will really solve your water problem. Proper filter systems installed at your tap in the home and office are available. They can efficiently and effectively remove virtually all the THM's, organic chemical pollutants like TCE, PCB, etc., in addition to chlorine and still leave the beneficial minerals in the drinking water.
Chemical pollutants can be odorless and tasteless but harmful and deadly. Proper care of a filter unit can result in safe, healthy drinking water. A complete analysis of what to look for in a lab report can be found in my book, Healthy Water For A Longer Life.
In summary, if I had to recommend only one thing that every person should do with regard to their drinking water, I would say: Don't drink chlorinated water. Just this simple safeguard could save thousands from heart disease and cancer - the two major killers in the United States.