Why You Need Chlorine Removal Shower Filters

Posted on November 15, 2013 by Tools For Wellness

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Since 1908, chlorine has been added to public water supplies to destroy the presence of pathogens such as organisms, bacteria and viruses. The rationale behind the use of chlorine is fully understandable, given the health risks otherwise. But is chlorinated water, meant to protect your health, also the cause of your health problems? If you’ve long suspected chlorine as the culprit for some of the health issues you’re facing, you may want to consider chlorine removal shower filters.

Some people have taken measures to filter out chlorine in their drinking water, but what about showering with it? The picture painted by various researches and health authorities is not pretty at all.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lists chlorine as one of the disinfectants used in treating water and added that long-term exposure to chlorine may cause eye and nose irritation and stomach discomfort. It also states that one of the disinfectant byproducts, Trihalomethanes (TTHMs), generally considered a carcinogen, may increase risks of liver, kidney or central nervous system problems and promote certain types of cancer.

Scary? You bet, especially when you take showers as your skin (the largest organ in the body) is exposed to the deluge of chlorinated water. The hot water expands the pores on the skin and increases the absorption even more. Chlorine and chloramine (another common disinfectant used) vapors that arise during the shower may also aggravate asthma and destroy the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract. Other scientific findings have linked chlorine byproducts, produced by the interaction between chlorine and other water compounds, to suppressed immune system and slower cell growth.

If these health risks seem too extreme, consider the immediate effects of chlorine on your skin and hair. It may irritate and dry your skin and hair and that may interfere with your general sense of well-being.

Many have recognized the ill effects of chlorine and have taken steps to filter it out by using water filtration devices and chlorine filters. Consider using filtered showerhead that can remove 98.7% of chlorine and vapors, hydrogen sulfide, iron oxides, odors and other traces of heavy metal. Luxuriate in a splash of “Rainshower” experience with the use of Oxygenics showerhead. With 30% more water pressure, it delivers chlorine-free, oxygen-rich water to stimulate cell activity, improve circulation and gently exfoliate skin, an amazing multi-tasker.

For all your shower needs, contact Tools for Wellness.