A filtered shower head can not only reduce harsh exposures to your skin but also provide a number of benefits!
The more times we filter our water before it goes in or on our bodies, the better. A shower water filter is just one more line of defence to help keep us safe. We’ve listed our top six benefits of using a shower filter:
1. Reduce your exposure to chlorine
Most towns and cities across Australia will treat their water with chlorine to kill bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. It is a simple and effective way to make water safe for drinking. However, there are several downsides to showering in chlorinated water, including brittle hair, dry skin and red eyes.
2. Avoid eczema and rosacea flareups
If you have a pre-existing skin condition like eczema or rosacea, showering in chlorinated water is one of the worst things you can do. The harsh drying action of chlorine can cause eczema or rosacea or flareups which can dramatically impact the condition of your skin.
3. Reduce chloroform exposure
There are several forms of trihalomethanes produced when chlorine contacts decaying organic matter in waterways. One of the most dangerous forms is chloroform. If you are on town water, some of the chloroform present in the water will be vaporised, causing you to breathe it in. This can make you feel lethargic, disoriented, or dizzy.
4. Avoid Heavy Metal Exposure
There are a large number of toxins in our water such as fluoride, Teflon, polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), and even heavy metals like arsenic, lead, and mercury. In high doses, these metals can increase the risk of many different health conditions including cancer, skin lesions, cardiovascular disease, birth defects, poor cognitive development, and diabetes.
5. Better Smelling Water
Filters that contain KDF can even improve the smell of your water in certain circumstances. It can reduce the rotten egg smell that occurs when the water has high levels of hydrogen sulphide. This is useful for people living in places like Western Australia, where hydrogen sulphide is usually high.
6. You Will Look and Feel Better!
Installation of a water filter shower head can also help to improve the quality of your skin. Chlorine is added to water to help kill bad bacteria, but unfortunately, it kills the good bacteria also. Showering in fresh, clean water will smell better, taste better, and feel better against your skin. As you will have less exposure to chlorine, your hair and skin will have more moisture and be a lot healthier. It’s a simple way to improve your appearance!
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