Filtering Your Shower Water Protects Your Skin
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body? Skin provides protection that is essential to our health and needs to be taken care of to ensure our safety. Maintaining the moisture barrier and limiting exposure to harmful contaminants such as chlorine are fundamental ways to support this critical health component.
We remember to protect our skin from sun exposure and use lotion when it starts feeling dry, but what about protecting it from poor water quality? One study concluded that absorption of contaminants through the skin has been underestimated and that it is far more important in exposure than traditionally viewed. This means that the water you use in the shower can impact your health more than you thought.
Can You Filter Shower Water?
Many people, especially those living in municipalities, assume their water is safe because it comes from a regulated source. They don’t realize that lead pipes and other dangers could contaminate the water before it reaches their tap. Those with well water may have a water softener to treat hard water (water with high concentrations of magnesium, calcium, and other minerals), but that doesn’t necessarily remove contaminants. Others may focus only on drinking water without realizing the water they wash with can be harmful to them as well.
One of the most common contaminants in shower water is chlorine. It is used to kill harmful parasites, bacteria, viruses, and micro-organisms in municipally treated water. Once it’s done its job, the chlorine remains in the water. When showering, chlorinated water can strip away your body’s natural oils and proteins, leaving your skin and hair dried out. Why does this matter? Overly dry skin can impact its ability to protect you from environmental factors.
Chlorine has also been associated with an increased risk of cancer. Exposure to lower doses of chlorine can cause potential respiratory issues such as airway injury or obstruction.
Look for a Trusted Filter System with Certified Performance Claims
The benefits of a good shower water filter, such as the WaterChef SF-7C Premium Shower Filter, include softer and more manageable hair, healthier skin, and reduced eye irritation. That’s because this filter is independently certified to remove 96.6% of chlorine for up to 10,000 gallons or 6 months per cartridge. This means that most people typically use just two cartridges per year. Keeping the relative cost to filter your shower water much lower than with other brands.
This filter is not only independently tested and certified by the Water Quality Association (WQA) for NSF/ANSI Standard 177 (chlorine reduction), but it also comes with a three-year limited warranty and a no-risk 60-day money-back guarantee. Have questions? Contact us anytime!