How ‘Tap Water’ could be responsible for allergies?
Some chemicals found in tap water are accused of being responsible for the increase in allergies.
A study recently published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, shows the correlation between the presences of chlorinated phenols, a chemical used for chlorination of tap water, and increased allergies.
The researchers studied more than 10,000 people.
Their conclusion: nearly 20% of those whose urine reflected the presence of chlorinated phenols, also suffering from food allergies; 46% had environmental allergies.
That is why they recommend, to the extent possible, to drink bottled water.