Evidence does not support chlorinating the water
Re: Chlorination here to stay in White Rock, March 18.
As a longtime resident I was shocked to learn that this decision is based on one instance of contamination. We are told with a slight of the hand that this is necessary for everyone’s health. A simple Internet search will reveal that there are health issues attached to chlorination. Logic will tell you that chlorine is a poison and will also poison the beneficial organisms in one’s intestines.
The Fraser Health Authority supports their chlorination recommendations by mentioning that chlorine binds both arsenic and manganese, however, this is a red herring because there is no evidence that these have been a problem in the first place in White Rock.
David Huxley, White Rock