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Shower Water Filters

Less than one percent of the planet's water supply is suitable for drinking. About 75 percent of the world's fresh water is locked up in the polar ice caps. New water is not created, but water is continuously recycled naturally by planetary systems. The water we drink today has been in use for thousands of years. Most fresh water is actually used in household bathrooms, with the toilet using about two to five gallons per flush, and the average home shower using as much as six gallons per minute.

Shower water is the primary source of water-borne contaminants released into the air in your home. If your household water contains chlorine, and almost everyone's does, the chlorine released into the air during a shower will elevate household levels of chloroform. The warmth of shower water allows any chemicals it contains to vaporize rapidly. So shower steam can be filled with high concentrations of chemicals. If you inhale these chemicals, they can quickly travel into your bloodstream, much more quickly than chemicals you consume by drinking water. Most tap water contains as much (and sometimes more) chlorine than is recommended for swimming pools. But more chlorine enters your body through your skin and by inhalation during a shower than you consume by drinking tap water.

Chlorinated shower water is harsh and causes your skin and hair to be drier than normal. Some studies have suggested a link between chlorine and breast cancer. Women with breast cancer have been found to have up to 60 percent more chlorine in their breast tissue than healthy women. As you take a hot shower, your pores dilate, allowing the entry of chlorine and other water-borne chemicals through your skin. When absorbed by your skin, chlorine can cause rashes and skin irritations.

The easiest and most effective way to reduce exposure to chlorine and other harmful chemicals in your shower is to use a shower water filter. The removal of chlorine from shower water with a shower water filter will have a positive impact on the air quality of your entire home. Chlorine inhalation can increase your risk of asthma and bronchitis. A shower water filter enhances your respiratory health by lowering the amount of chlorine you inhale. Removing chlorine by using a shower water filter is especially beneficial for children, as they seem to be particularly at risk of the harmful effects of inhaled chlorine.

Reducing your exposure to chlorine can reduce your risk of developing bladder and breast cancer. Showering in filtered water will help your skin become softer and healthier, with fewer rashes and reduced wrinkles. Your hair will be softer and healthier as natural moisturizing oils are allowed to work. Overall, you should have less need for lotions and body moisturizers. Taking a shower in filtered water may increase your energy levels and promote overall greater health.

Shower water filters from online retailers start at $20 and go up from there. Many shower water filters use a cartridge that needs regular replacement (usually about every three months), so be sure to maintain your shower water filter according to the manufacturer's recommendations.

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