Chlorinated water destroys much of the intestinal flora, the friendly bacteria that help in the digestion of food and protect the body from harmful pathogens. It is not uncommon for chronic digestive disorders or skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and eczema to clear up or significantly improve by switching to unchlorinted drinking water and supplementing the diet with lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus.
Chlorinated water contains chemical compounds that do not degrade well and are generally stored in the fatty tissues of the body. These compounds can cause mutations by altering DNA, suppressing immune system function and interfering with the natural controls of cell growth. Chlorine has been documented to aggravate asthma and has been linked to a greater incidence of bladder, breast and bowel cancer as well as malignant melanoma.Anything you can do to filter tap and shower water that eliminates or even minimizes chlorine would be helpful and possibly curative for some immune system problems.
From Dr. Zoltan P. Rona