A chlorine shower filter may be one of the best investments you can make to protect your health. Your entire body is affected by showering in chlorinated water, and these effects accumulate over time. They can be insidious, so you do not even realize what is happening until later. There are many things to be aware of about bathing and showering in tap water.

Most people no longer even think of tap water as something to drink. The taste and smell is overwhelmingly of chlorine, because so much is added to kill potential bacteria. To drink tap water is not far from pouring a glass of bleach that has been diluted.

But when it comes to showering, most people jump into the tap water without thinking twice. Yet, chlorine turns to gas at a lower temperature than the water. So we are absorbing and breathing in a higher concentration of chlorine to water.

In a hot shower, the heat opens up our pores. This makes it that much easier for the chlorine in the water to be absorbed into the pores of our skin and into the blood. The toxin is also breathed into the lungs. Your intake of chlorine in a shower is far more than you would get if you did drink tap water. Many studies have now confirmed that showering can indeed be hazardous to your health.

Chlorine shower filters are plentiful on the market, and in many different styles. There are still charcoal filters available which do filter out chlorine, but generally they are not able to filter out all of it. This media can also become a breeding ground for bacteria.

A newer technology is called KDF. This media is able to filter out several substances including heavy metals and chlorine. It uses ionic charge to remove the chlorine, and is able to get at about 99%. A further benefit is that bacteria growth in this media is not possible.

Whichever type of filter you choose, it will probably have filters that need to be replaced. How often you will need to do this will depend on how many people use the shower, how long they take showers for and how often. You will know when it is time to replace your filter when you can start smelling the chlorine again.

Physical design can also be important in choosing your shower filter. Some filters have the media attached in place of the shower head or between the shower head and the pipe. This has the effect of decreasing the space to stand underneath the shower. Other types have the media to the side or above which does not take away any precious head space.

It will probably take some time to research available chlorine shower filters but there is definitely one that will meet both your needs and your budget. But do not make your choice based on price alone, or even design. How effective it is at filtering is the single most important thing on which to base your choice.


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