Showering can expose you to far more absorption and inhalation of chlorine and other chemicals then drinking unfiltered water.
Chlorine is absorbed through the skin while showering. Hot water also aids in opening up the pores of the skin allowing even more of this toxic chemical to be absorbed into the body.
Chlorine and its by products strip the skin and hair of its natural oils and moisturizing properties leaving the skin feeling dry and flaky and hair frizzy and brittle. The benefits of using a shower filter can be felt immediately after your first shower. No longer will you step out of the shower with dry and irritated skin but you will feel fresher and more healthy from such simple fix.
Research has shown the chlorinated water can aid and speed up the aging process.
“chlorine byproducts trigger the production of free radicals in the body, causing cell damage, and are highly carcinogenic”.
Inhalation of chlorine during showering is one of the biggest areas of exposure studies have shown the 2/3s of our exposure of chlorine comes for inhalation and absorption while showering. The steam that is inhaled while showering and also after showering that is often released throughout the whole house can comprise up to 50 times more chlorine than found in tap water. This is in part due to chlorine and many other chemicals vaporize at a much faster rate and lower temperature than the water they are contained in. Reducing your chlorine exposure through showering has been shown the reduce the level of skin irritation and the severity of such conditions as eczema.
Other respiratory aliments such as bronchitis and asthma have been linked to the inhalation of chloroform. Inhalation is thought to be more damaging to the body as the inhaled chemicals are deposited directly to the bloodstream and effect the sensitive tissue in the lungs and the bronchial passage. When drinking chlorinated water at least the kidneys and digestive system have a chance to filter out some of the chlorine before it enters the body
Using a shower filter will leaving feeling and looking healthier. It will also save you money as many people find they reduce the amount of lotions, moisturizers and shampoo they need to use as the drying and damaging effects of chlorine are greatly reduced.
Call us now for a free quote on a shower filter and many of the other benefits that can be had by using filtered water