I was visiting some people today who proudly showed me their new water filtration system that they had bought. It was a fancy system with two units, one of which that had rocks in the bottom. They were so excited that they now have healthy water. But the sales pitch they were given left me with a sour taste in my mouth.
The woman told me that Hitler used Chlorine gas in the gas chambers when he killed the jews. She said, "And what do we use to clean our water today? Chlorine!" Now, I'm not the smartest apple in the basket, but it seems to me that there is a big difference between inhaling chlorine gas, and swallowing chlorine. If chlorine were that dangerous, would we be filling our swimming pools with it? It just makes me angry that people prey on the fears of others. I'm sure that by the time the sales pitch was over, these people felt that if they didn't buy this system, their lives would be in danger!
i'm not against walter filtration systems. I have one that fits on to my faucet. My main concern is that our water tastes like the Delta during hot weather. But I do also drink unfiltered water, and I've made it to 50, so I guess I'll live. :P