Did you know your body absorbs more chlorine during a shower – through your skin and your lungs – than it does when you drink it from a tap?
We all know that Chlorine is in our drinking water which can cause countless problems, leading to ill health and discomfort. But what we don’t often stop to think about is that the very same tap water we drink from is the water we shower in.
Chlorine is used as a water treatment technique, and when it joins with organic matter, compounds called trihalomethanes (THMs – also known as disinfectant by-products) are formed. Chloroform, a carcinogen, is one of the most commonly formed THMs.
Studies have revealed that those who consume chlorinated water are at a higher risk of getting bladder, rectal or kidney cancer. Chemical filled water has also been associated with birthing issues, such as spontaneous abortion and birth defects.
What happens when you shower in cholorinated water?
As well as causing patchy dryness, itchiness, irritation, acne and an imbalance of the healthy bacteria on your skin, inhaling chlorine vapours can cause asthma, and can damage the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract. Studies have even linked liver malfunction and weakening of the immune system to the free radicals found in the chlorinated water. The THMs and disinfectant by-products that we inhale in our showers are toxic. The chlorine gas that we breathe in goes directly into our blood stream. The dose of chloroform your body receives from just one ten minute shower is equal to, if not greater than, the amount you would be exposed to if you drank two litres of chlorinated water every day.
The Enviro Shower Filters contain 16oz of bacteriostatic KDF-55 and 2oz of crystal quartz, which remove chlorine, hydrogen sulphide and help to reduce heavy metals and soften the water, leaving you with much healthier water to enjoy.
Shower time is precious 'me' time, so make sure you're getting all the juicy benefits of a healthy shower with clean, filtered, chlorine-free water.
The Enviro Shower Filter can give you up to 12 months of chlorine-free water.
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