Anything you put on your skin is something that
you should be willing to swallow!
The actual amount that you will absorb through skin
varies with more variables than even hot versus
cold water. Children will absorb a higher
percentage since they have more
surface area per body weight….
Many medications are applied to the skin,
including nicotine patches!
Our skin absorbs everything we put on it including petrol,
oil, fluoride, insecticide, in fact MOST chemicals…
Miloslav Nosal, M.Sc., Ph.D. Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Calgary
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WHY WE RECOMMEND FILTERING BATH AND SHOWER WATER
If you can’t afford a whole-house filtering system, then at least filter your shower / bath water, since that’s going to be your most significant source of contamination.
Showering or bathing in contaminated tap water poses even more of a risk to your health than drinking it, so it isn’t enough to simply filter the water you drink. Optimally, you may opt to install in a whole home water filtration system..
“Studies done by H.S. Brown, Ph.D., D.R. Bishop, MPH, and C.A. Rowan, MSPH in the early 1980s showed that anaverage of 64% of the total dose of waterborne contaminants is absorbed through the skin. Also, studies by Dr. Julian Andelman, Professor of Water Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, found less chemical exposure from drinking contaminated water than using it to wash the clothes or take a shower (American Journal of Public Health, May 1984).”
“These 3 researchers Brown, Bishop, and Rowan] used Fick’s Law to determine permeability constants for selected compounds. Then they calculated dose per kilogram for 9 different exposure situations and compared this to the oral dose per kilogram. They found that skin absorption contributed from 29 to 91 percent of the total dose, averaging 64 percent.”
That’s not saying 29 to 91 percent of the fluoride will be absorbed; that’s saying that 29 to 91 percent of all the chemicals absorbed into the body from water came through skin absorption and the rest from ingestion.