Why use Shower filters?
September 7th, 2016
The Effects of Chlorine in Water:
Chlorine has been used in our water as a highly effective disinfectant for decades. However, exposure to chlorine can have negative effects on a person’s health:
- Respiratory conditions (Nose, throat, lungs, asthma, bronchitis)
- Dry or brittle hair
- Can turn blonde or blonde dyed hair green!
- Dry skin, dandruff, itching and rashes
- Eye irritations
Not only can chlorine cause health issues, it can destroy much needed proteins in the body. Chlorine can enter the body through skin absorption, eyes, nose and ears; therefore, taking a long bath or shower can increase a person’s risk for chlorine exposure. Studies show that up to 2/3 of our harmful exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering.
A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in the water. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporise much faster and at a lower temperature than water.
Benefits of Shower Filters:
The good news is that chlorine is one of the easiest substances to
remove from our water. This is where the use of shower filters comes into action. The use of shower filters has risen dramatically in the last couple of decades as the cosmetic and health benefits have become more apparent. The Shower Filtration Systems that Water2water promote are specifically designed to remove up to 99% of chlorine, odours and other harmful contaminates, including Oxides.
The benefits associated with shower filters include softer skin and hair as the body is able to maintain and replenish its natural, moisturizing oils. It also allows for less frequent use of expensive lotions and conditioners because skin and hair are naturally softer and healthier.
For a large portion of users, shower filters can initiate significant improvements in respiratory health, thus suggesting that shower filters are equally as important as drinking water filters.