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Posted on Aug 12, 2010

What Are Shower Filters and How Do You Use Them?

Many people see a nice hot shower as one of the great pleasures in life. Unfortunately, most of these people do not understand how dangerous that hot water is after it has been chlorinated by the water treatment plant in their community. Despite the fact that chlorine is not healthy for our drinking and bathing water, it is still a widely used method to disinfect our water supply.

InspiredLiving.com quoted Dr. Herber Swartz, a chemist and biologist, as saying that “chlorine is so dangerous that it should be banned. Putting chlorine in the water is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature senility, both mental and physical, are conditions attributable to chlorine-treated water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by producing symptoms of aging such as hardening of the arteries.”

Simply taking a hot shower is more dangerous to our health than previously thought. This is because gasses become less solid the hotter the water. Once the chlorine has been freed by the heat is becomes a gas and is in the air in our home. This means that in the steam coming from our relaxing hot shower are dangerous fumes that we then breathe in. Taking hot showers in chlorinated water on a regular basis could lead to lung irritation and other serious health risks, including cancer.

Not only does chlorine in your shower water risk your health, it can be damaging to the beauty of your skin and hair as well. Being exposed to chlorinated water on a regular basis, hot or cold, can cause your skin to become dry and age much faster. On the same note, chlorinated water will strip your hair of all its nutrients, leaving it damaged and dry as well. Luckily, all these problems can be avoided with the simple installation of a shower filtration system.

Shower filtrations are extremely easy to use. You simply remove your current shower head and put the filter system with its built-in shower head in its place. Some models, such as the Aquasana AQ-4105, even come with detachable hand-held massagers. Then all you have to do is replace the filter every so often. Aquasana has a convenient auto-ship program, which will send you a new filter right when you need it. This way you never have to worry about your shower water again. You simply shower as you normally do while enjoying softer skin, silky hair, better lung function and the peace of mind of knowing you are being protected by a  #1 rated shower filter, according to Consumer Digest.

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