Shower filters can give you:
- Moister smoother skin
- Healthier hair
- Health benefits, through the reduction of chlorine absorbed through the skin and inhaled with the steam
- Shower filters offer great benefits for asthma sufferers and skin disorders
Chlorine in your shower damages your skin and hair. It makes hair brittle and dry, and leaves skin itchy, dry and flaky. Shower filters reduce the Chlorine, Lead, Iron Oxides, Hydrogen Sulfide odors, and other harmful contaminants in your shower water. If you use municipal water, you most likely have chlorine in your water. Chlorine is used in the treatment of most public water supplies because it kills harmful bacteria and other waterborne, disease-causing organisms. However, there is growing evidence that chlorine in water may actually pose serious health risks when it is absorbed into the human body over long periods of time. Chlorine is absorbed by your skin and inhaled with the steam in your shower. Chlorine readily passes through cell walls and attaches to fatty acids in the cells of the body. The American Chemical Society estimates that "we could receive from 6 to 100 times more chlorine by breathing the air around showers and baths than we could by drinking water." Not only is chlorine absorbed through the skin, but it also vaporizes in the shower, is inhaled into the lungs, and is transferred directly into the blood system. Shower filters are one of the answers to a complete solution.