Filtered water– Patented 2-stage filtration unit removes and reduces chlorine, DBPs (THMs), VOCs, heavy metals, and other contaminants from your shower water.
Easy-to-install– Shower filtration system installs in minutes without special tools or complex plumbing. And due to its design, it fits most existing shower configurations and does not require adjustment to shower head height.
Maintains free-flowing water– Filtration unit, with its unique 'upflow' design, does not clog or noticeably impede water pressure.
Looks attractive in your shower– High-gloss finish and small size add to its appealing appearance in your shower.
Your filter only requires replacement every 6 months and the extraordinary design of thePure & Clear Shower Filterallows you to maintain your current shower head height.
Unit does not come with replacement cartridge.
The issue with chlorine is not just the way it smells or dries out your hair or skin, but what it produces in your water supply when it combines with organic matter. When chlorine interacts with this organic matter, disinfection byproducts (DBPs) form.
And these DBPs are far more toxic than the chlorine itself. In fact, DBPs are responsible for the vast majority of the toxic effects of chlorinated water.
Why are DBPs so dangerous? Some of the most common disinfection byproducts that form from the reaction of chlorine and organic matter are trihalomethanes (THMs). THMs are classified as Group B carcinogens.
Why Filtering Your Drinking Water Is NOT Enough
For many years, researchers believed "exposure" to disinfection byproducts came only when chlorine was swallowed. But studies now show how drinking the water is not the only risk. And is likely not even the most severe.
Here's some startling information about the dangers of chlorine exposure beyond your drinking water…
On average, you drink about 1 to 2 gallons of water per day… but you expose yourself to 25 gallons of water when you shower.
As concluded by theAmerican Journal of Public Health… up to two-thirds of harmful chlorine exposure can be due to skin absorption and inhalation while showering.
The steam inhaled during a shower can contain up to 20 times the concentration of chlorine (and other synthetic chemicals) as tap water.
You can easily absorb as many toxins in 1 shower as you would drinking tap water for an entire week.
Studies show that after a 10-minute shower in chlorinated water, your blood levels of THMs (common disinfection byproduct – DBP) can potentially increase by as much as a staggering 700%.
The bottom line… chlorine and its byproducts are the unseen danger lurking in almost every shower. And your health risks can far exceed those of simply drinking tap water.
How Contaminants Invade Your Body When You Shower
Why doesn't the chlorinated water just bounce off your body and go down the drain?
The problem is, a hot steamy shower…
Triggersyour skin pores to open, which in turn…
Spikesa high absorption rate of chlorine and other chemicals directly into your system and…
Helps createa "free pass" of foreign chemicals into your body fluids and bloodstream – unlike drinking tap water where your digestive processes at least get a chance to filter out some of the harmful contaminants.
The other issue most people don't think about in that hot, steamy shower they enjoy so much… is inhalation.
Your shower is a hotbed for dangerous chemical vapours as they…
Quickly form in the hot, steamy environment – 70% to 90% of the chemicals in your shower water vaporise before the water ever hits the shower floor
Get inhaled in high concentrations into your lungs and absorbed through your skin, and can go directly into your bloodstream
Have a magnified effect compared to chemicals you might swallow from tap water because there's nothing to filter them out
So, this is the unfortunate reality on how chlorine and other potentially harmful chemicals in your shower water can easily end up in your body
Absorbing and inhaling too much chlorine and associated DBPs are not healthy for you or your family. Long-term health risks certainly can spike due to chlorine effects on your bodily functions.
Showering in water with chlorine concentrations can potentially impact the longevity of your hair dye by stripping the natural protective oils from your skin and hair… causing excess drying. This in turn breaks down the dye.
How to Minimise Your Exposure to Steamy Shower Contaminants
Limit the amount of time you spend in your shower– The longer you shower the more your exposure to toxins increases. It's estimated that doubling your shower time quadruples the amount of vaporised chemical gases you're exposed to.
Bath in well water if possible.Unfortunately, this is not possible for most but if you are fortunate enough to have a well with clean water most of your toxic bathing contaminant concerns are eliminated.
Lower the temperature of your shower water– Hot water opens up the pores of your skin allowing a higher absorption rate of chlorine, DBPs, and other chemicals. Plus, the steam produced can contain high concentrations of vaporised gasses you can inhale.
Use lower water pressure. This will decrease the amount of water coming in and contaminants coming out of the fixture. Additionally, if you have a shower filter, it will also increase the contact time with the media and allow more contaminants to be removed.
Get serious about shower water safetyby acknowledging the risks associated with showering in chlorinated water – Consider obtaining a high-quality filtration system for your shower.
What to look for in a shower filtration system?
Filter out a high majority of chlorine– This has to be a top priority in a filter. At least 90% of chlorine or greater needs to be removed.
Filter out the vast majority of chlorine DBPs, in particular trihalomethanes (THMs)– As you've already learned, these disinfection byproducts can be more hazardous to your health than chlorine itself.
Reduce other VOCs (volatile organic compounds) – VOCs are contaminants that DBPs are part of. Examples are byproducts produced by paints, pharmaceuticals, and petroleum fuels.
Reduce heavy metals– Metals like lead and copper need to be significantly reduced as they can be absorbed into your skin during a steamy shower.
Employ a multi-stage filtering system– With today's technology, a single stage filtering system won't cut it anymore. A system where multiple filtration media go to work is best.
Provide smooth water flow– Your filtering system needs to be designed so it does not clog and water pressure is not compromised. At the same time, the shower head needs to provide a low flow-rate of 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute) to conserve water and energy.
Deliver a system that's easy to install– If it takes more than 10 minutes to install with special tools, then it will not even be considered by my team. The unit must be small enough to fit the vast majority of shower heads and the filtration shower head must be kept at the same height as the existing one.
Look attractive and be practical to maintain– The filtration system must be appealing and not an eyesore in your shower. Replacing the filter should be quick and easy, and not required more often than every 6 months.
Be reasonably priced– System has to be priced so it's practical to own and can be installed in various shower configurations in your home.
Show proof of the manufacturer's commitment to quality– The filtration system is only as good as the manufacturer backing it. High scrutiny needs to be given to quality measures, and warranty/guarantees.
2 stage patented filtration process:
Stage 1– Removes chlorine and enhances pH balance with a natural copper/zinc mineral media called KDF-55D
Stage 2– Uses a carbonized coconut shell medium to reduce synthetic chemicals, THMs (DBPs), and VOCs that vaporise from your shower water.
Plus, the unique and patented "upflow" design of the 2-stage filtration system helps maintain water pressure and prevents the unit from clogging.
The shower water goes down through the filter cartridge and then back up. Contaminants settle out and won’t clog the unit, or require the unit to be flushed to continue the flow.
Your filter only requires replacement every 6 months (It is suggested that people who live in coastal areas replace their filters at shorter intervals [every two-three months] due to potentially higher sediment influx and water quality.) and the extraordinary design of thePure & Clear Shower Filterallows you to maintain your current shower head height (while some units out there require lowering the shower head height by inches).
DISCLAIMER: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information provided on this site is for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice.