Research on the effects of exposure to chlorine on the body during showering has advanced over the past 20 years. What scientists have discovered is that 50% of daily chlorine exposure comes from bathing and showering.
Your skin is like a thin spongy layer covering nearly every inch of you, and when your pours get warm and open up, they practically drink in the toxic chlorinated steam and water from your unfiltered tap! I was surprised to find out that chlorine is known to cause skin irritations and breathing in the steam can be even worse!
Bathing or showering in unfiltered tap water exposes you to high doses of chlorine which enter not only through the skin but also right into your lungs. How?
Steam is very high in the concentration of chlorine because chlorine bonds with the water droplets and is carried into the air surrounding you. Then you breathe it right in! Inhaled chlorine can aggravate Asthma and other breathing problems.
Chlorine is linked to skin conditions that arise because, bacteria that is formed in the intestines is responsible for producing vitamin K and vitamin B12, known to affect skin, hair, and nails. Chlorine destroys the balance between the good and bad bacteria in the digestive system, causing a vitamin deficiency.
When water filtration is used and the chlorine is removed, skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema, either improve dramatically or disappear completely. As Americans become more aware of the many dangers of contaminants in the water, we see a rise in the purchase of water filtration systems.
These systems come in a wide range of different prices. There are some products out there that are not expensive and will do a decent job of removing chlorine and other pollutants.
Ceramic Conversion Filters really do the best job of providing the healthiest alkaline rich water for the lowest price. The health benefits of alkaline water are well documented. The latest research proves that our bodies respond well to the alkaline water and many people report that it has a soft, silky taste.
In fact NASA is using the same technology that the water filtration companies developed. The scientists there needed an effective state of the art system to purify recycled water for long space flights, and in 2005, NASA awarded one company the “2005 Hall of Fame” award for their advancements in water filtration technology.
Basically there are two choices when it comes to water filtration you can buy a whole house filter, they are more expensive ($1,500-$2000), but the benefits are that they last longer and are capable of filtering more water.
Your other option is to buy a shower head with the filtration system already built-in. They offer effective removal of chlorine and other contaminants. Some models also come with cartridges that remove the chlorine with a citrus scent. What ever you decide to purchase should be affordable and easy to use and install.