Shower - Do you filter water?

Shower - Do you filter water?

Do you filter the water in your shower? If you have never thought about it, maybe you should.

Your home gets water that contains chemicals and minerals. Magnesium, chlorine, and even bacteria, to name a few. 

The water that you use to shower has an effect on your health. Therefore, whether you filter your water or not matters. 

To disinfect the water, municipal water supplies often add chlorine and chloramine.

While these chemicals serve a vital purpose in making water safe for consumption, they can have adverse effects on our skin and hair when absorbed during showering.

Chlorine, in particular, can strip the skin and hair of natural oils, leading to dryness, irritation, and exacerbating conditions like eczema.

Aside from chlorine, tap water can contain other contaminants, such as heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and even traces of pharmaceuticals.

The skin can absorb these substances, potentially leading to long-term health effects. By using a shower filter, you can significantly reduce the presence of these contaminants, promoting healthier skin and hair.

Chlorine and chloramine can vaporize in hot shower water, creating chloroform gas, a known respiratory irritant.

Showering can inhale this gas, potentially causing or exacerbating respiratory issues such as asthma and allergies.

Filtering shower water helps to minimize the inhalation of these harmful compounds, thereby safeguarding respiratory health.

In areas with hard water, mineral deposits like calcium and magnesium can build up on the skin and hair, leaving them feeling dry and dull.

Filtering the water can help soften it by reducing the mineral content, resulting in smoother, more hydrated skin and softer, more manageable hair.

Beyond the physical benefits, filtered shower water can contribute to an overall sense of well-being.

The absence of harsh chemicals and contaminants means a gentler and more enjoyable showering experience, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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