This is in response to the letter from D. Baum, "Better safe than sorry with water."
Safe? You had better do some research on your own facts. You say, "Where's the proof?" about no one getting sick? Shouldn't it be innocent until proven guilty? Where is your proof?
We all know about all the awards Chilliwack has gotten over the years concerning the cleanliness, purity, and general excellence of our water.
Always ranked in the top five in the world. So, if our water needs to be chlorinated, that means all water everywhere better be chlorinated. What sense does this make? None.
The Canadian Cancer Society even says chlorine in drinking water elevates the risk of certain cancers (www. cancer.ca/Canada-wide/ Prevention/Nutrition%20an d%20fitness/Eating%20well/ Food%20issues.aspx?sc_ lang=en).
Thirty years ago one in 25 Canadians developed cancer, now it's one in three. I hardly think we need to encourage cancer even more by drinking chlorine.
Robert Haan Chilliwack