Research shows that the byproducts of water chlorination are harmful to your health. Many people know this and buy water filtration systems to purify their drinking water of chlorine. But they’re missing something big: You are exposed to 6 times as much chlorine in the shower as you are from drinking water! The good news is, a shower filter can protect you from that chlorine.
Chlorine may be turning your shower into a gas chamber
Chlorine is added to water in liquid form, but when heated it becomes a gas. That is why your exposure in the shower is so high. The hot water vaporizes it, and your shower curtain keeps it inside the shower with you.
The main problem isn’t chlorine itself, it’s what it turns into when it disinfects bacteria. Chlorination by-products – trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids – are known to have devastating health effects. When you take a shower, the chlorine in that water will kill bacteria on the surface of your skin, and that’s when the dangerous byproducts of chlorination will form.
Shower filters offer economical protection from chlorination byproducts
Shower filters are inexpensive, and generally last about a year. This means that you can protect yourself for pennies per day. When you consider the cost of poor health, shower filters are a bargain. The most popular shower filters use a media called KDF-55, it is highly effective against chlorine and chloramines.
Better Skin and Hair
Protecting your health is just one of the benefits of a shower filter. Chlorine and it’s byproducts can dry out and irritate your hair and skin. With a shower filter, you will find that your hair and skin are noticeably softer and healthier looking.
If your skin and hair show signs of irritation, chlorine may be a factor. Some signs of skin irritation are:
Some health experts believe that chlorine ages your hair and skin faster. A shower filter can help you avoid the potential for harm that chlorine in your water represents.
Chlorine Shower Filters by LIFE
LIFE Ionizers filters are easy to install, durable, and easy to maintain. Our high end LIFE Ionizers Shower Filter with Advanced Vitamin C Ceramic Block technology protects you from harmful chlorine and chloramines. Competing shower filters only filter chlorine, not chloramines. LIFE’s new shower filter also features KDF filtration technology that protects you from heavy metals and carcinogenic disinfection byproducts such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acid. Our shower filter has a long-life filter that goes a year between filter changes.