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Important Reasons Why Chlorine Should Not Be Used

June 17, 2010

Chlorine is the bleaching agent found in some household cleaning products.  Though it will get whites whiter, this chemical is extremely irritating to the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.  Did you know that chlorine was actually used as a powerful poison in World War I?

Chlorine is the household chemical most frequently involved in household poisonings.  It also ranks first in causing industrial injuries and deaths resulting from large industrial accidents.  The residues left behind, known as organochlorides, have been linked to many cancers, including breast cancer.  Studies have also shown a link between chlorine exposure from pools and the development of asthma in young children.

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