Monday, January 31, 2011
Back in October I fitted my hand held shower with a filter to get rid of Chlorine. Surprising, it takes very small amounts of vitamin C to rid your water of this chemical whose darkside has been implicated in cancer.
Its not the chlorine per sae that does a body harm... chlorine has been responsible for successfully removing pathogens from our water supply for decades. Its what the chlorine comes in contact with on its journey from the water treatment plant to your faucet... organic particulates that do a body no good... when it turns from chlorine into chloramine.
The filter I've used is calt Neutra-C. Its slim and fits right on your shower with a few household tools.
Here's a link to whet your curiousity:
PS since writing this a year ago, I've discovered that chlorine (along with bromine, and fluoride) is a halogen that interferes with thyroid function. A peppercorn sized bit of pure vitamin C powder will de-chlorinate a gallon or so of tap water.
Its a simple thing to keep a jar of water in your fridge that's been de-chlorinated by this means.
Pure ascorbic acid can be found online or in your health store for under $12 for 8 oz... it will last for a very long time, as you need so little... a quarter teaspoon will de-chlorinate a bathtub full of water.
Take care of youse, peeps!