As hot water steams, disinfection by-products and chemicals evaporate and are inhaled. The amount of chlorine absorbed by your body in a 10-minute shower can equal about two gallons of tap water consumption. Obviously, drinking and bathing in chlorinated tap water is a slow form of suicide. Nevertheless, over 80% of the population in the U.S. drinks and bathes in chlorinated water.
When you take that nice hot shower, you release many of these lethal chemicals as gases in a process known as hydrolysis. When you breathe these gases, they are free to form new bonds in your blood and lymph nodes. Most people are clueless that our bodies can absorb 600% to 1000% more contamination in a single ten-minute shower than by drinking the same tap water for an entire day.
"Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times.” Dr. N.W. Walker, D.S.
“Cancer risks among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine.” Dr. J.M. Price MD.
Pregnant women living in areas where tap water is heavily disinfected with chlorine nearly double their risk of having children with a heart problem or major brain defects. Expectant mothers can expose themselves to the higher risk by drinking the water, taking a bath or shower, or even by standing close to a boiling kettle.