Top 10 Reasons to ALWAYS use a shower filter:
- The EPA has stated that every household in the United States has elevated levels of chloroform in the air due to chlorine released from showering water.
- Tap water often contains at least as much, if not more, chlorine than is recommended for use in swimming pools.
- More chlorine enters the body through dermal absorption and inhalation while showering than through drinking tap water.
- The chlorine in showering water has harsh, drying effects on skin and hair.
- Skin pores widen while showering, making dermal absorption of chlorine and other chemicals possible.
- The chlorine in showering water can cause rashes and other skin irritations when absorbed by the skin.
- Chemicals in showering water vaporize at a much faster rate than the actual water. Thus, the steam in a shower contains a much higher concentration of chemicals than the water itself.
- Inhaled chemicals make their way into the bloodstream much more quickly than ingested chemicals, without the added filtration benefits of digestion.
- More water contaminants are released into the air of a home from the shower than from any other source.
- Chlorine is a suspected cause of breast cancer. Women suffering from breast cancer are all found to have 50-60 percent more chlorine in their breast tissue than healthy women.
Shower Filter : The Bottom Line
Filtering shower water is one simple and relatively inexpensive step that can make a big difference in reducing chlorine and other chemical exposure in the home. Some people (like me) seem to be much more sensitive to chlorine and notice the effects more readily, but these chemicals affect all of us on a cellular level.
Using a simple shower filter or bath dechlorinator is an easy way to remove chlorine and other harmful chemicals in bath and shower water.
Do you use a shower filter? If so, can you tell a difference in your health?