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Chlorine in Bathwater Linked to Cancer

By Tar De Moutonnoir     Jan 27, 2007 in Health
Research shows even small amounts of chlorine in bathwater can increase the risk of bladder cancer by two times.
A study has discovered that water mains containing chlorine also contained chemical by-products called THMs that are absorbed through the skin and accumulate in the bladder. The risk is greatly increased in swimming pools because of higher chlorination levels. Governments have considered removing the chemical in the past but always decided against the move. Water firms use the less expensive chlorine while healthier alternatives like ozone gas or ultraviolet light are available.
'Researchers found that those living in areas with high-chlorine content water, who bathed in it regularly, were 83 per cent more likely to get a tumor than those in low-chlorine areas. Those who drank high-chlorine tap water were 35 per cent more likely to get bladder cancer. Regular swimming in pools increased the risk by 57 per cent'.
Personally, I always had problem with chlorine levels in tap water and at pools, it's a chemical after all. I prefer to swim in a saltwater pool as part of my training routine to avoid using the chlorine ones.
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