Do you ever experience dry skin, dry hair, signs of aging, or skin rashes? Your unfiltered shower water could be the source of these problems and more.
The water that comes out of the shower contains high levels of chlorine. Research shows that tap water often contains more chlorine than is recommended for treating swimming pools. Chlorine is known to have harsh drying effects on the skin and hair. The drier your skin is, the more prone you are to wrinkles, which will increase the signs of aging. The high levels of chlorine in your shower water can also cause skin irritations and rashes. Even further, chlorine is suspected to be a cause of breast cancer. Studies show that women suffering from breast cancer are found with 50-60% more chlorine in their breast tissue than healthy women.
Chlorine that touches your skin from your shower water isn’t the worst part. Chemicals in your shower water vaporize at a much faster rate than the actual water. This means that the steam in the shower contains a higher concentration of chemicals than the water itself. When you inhale these chemicals, they make their way into your bloodstream much quicker than ingested chemicals. The fact is more water contaminants are released into the air from your shower than from any other source. The EPA has stated that every household in the United States has elevated levels of chloroform in the air due to chlorine released from shower water.
What is the solution? Add a shower filter to your shower head that will block chlorine from coming through while you are showering. This will help your skin look and feel better, your hair will be softer, and you can decrease negative health effects from filtering out harmful chemicals in your shower water.
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