Shower Filter for Pure Water – Water Purification

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Research shows that our harmful exposure to chlorine via shower water can be 100 times greater than through the ingestion of drinking water. (1)

Though we absorb a significant amount of toxins through ingestion (eating/drinking), an even greater amount of toxins are absorbed through our skin. “Researchers have estimated that dermal [skin] absorption of contaminants in drinking water [tap water] accounts for an average of 64% of the dose incurred (2).” Also during showering, any contaminants in the water are absorbed through the inhalation of steam.

Many diseases such as breast cancer, other cancers, asthma, bronchitis are linked to chlorine absorption.

Though most of our diseases appear to be the result of the absorption of a variety of toxins in our environment, we should not discount the affect of chlorine in our daily environment as, first, it is easy to remove, and second, high levels of it have been found in many people with these diseases. Take a moment to read these research results:

Chloroform (a Trihalomethane or THM) and trichloroethylene (TCE) are two highly volatile toxic chemicals that have been identified in your drinking-water supplies. In 1986 The National Academy of Sciences in the USA has estimated that 200 to 1000 people may die in the U.S. each year from cancers caused by ingesting these contaminants in water.

One of the most shocking components to all of these studies is that up to 2/3s of our harmful exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering. A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in water. The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporise much faster and at a lower temperature than water.

The inhalation of chlorine is a suspected cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children, which has increased 300% in the last two decades. “Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water.” Dr Lance Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Breast cancer, which now affects one in every eight women in North America, has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, the first of it’s kind in North America, found that, “women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochlorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than women without breast cancer (3).”

The good news is that chlorine is one of the easiest substances to remove from our water.

In our related article on drinking water filters, we gave you some inexpensive yet effective options. I’ll post the link below in case you missed it. Shower head filters for chlorine are also relatively expensive and easy to install. The filter is suggested to be replaced between 6 months to 1 year based on use. As we have only two people per shower head, ours lasted 1 year before needing to be changed. Before getting the filter, my skin would actually feel sunburned from the level of chlorine in our water after showering. Many companies across the Internet offer shower heads that remove chlorine, including some of those referenced below. I would think most of you could find ones in your own country to save on shipping costs. If not, it should be easy to find ones that ship overseas. This is the info on the one we ordered. We were extremely happy with it. I thought that I was getting just the filter adapter to attach to my own shower head; when it arrived, the filter came with the best shower massage head we’ve ever owned!

Gary Null’s Shower Filter
$49.18 plus an $8.00 handling fee, free shipping for within US. They will ship overseas as well.
The refill is $21.18 with a $2.00 handling fee.
You can use the discount code GNN during checkout to get 5% off.
You can order it here. It’s the only shower filter on page. The refill is next to it. If you click on the shower filter picture, it gives you a page of details. http://www.gnhealthyliving.com/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=26

We are not in any way affiliated with the company. I’m only referring it because we are happy with the product. The shower filter is another simple way to improve the quality and length of your life by removing toxins from your environment.

Related Article on Water Filter for Drinking Water

(1) Quote from Professor of Water Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. This and numerous other research quotes on both shower and drinking water toxins provided by WaterCareandHealth.com.au .

(2) Quote is from “Exposure to Contaminants in Drinking Water,” S. Olin, pg. 44

(3) Quote is from this downloadable article at Freshwaterfilter.com

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