Shower filters why are they important to have
Copyright 2005 Jason Bibb
Shower filters may seem like something you could live without,
but often many important things are hidden in the smallest of
details. One of the main purposes of the filters is to remove as
much of the chlorine used to disinfect water as possible.
Together with other disinfecting agents, chlorine can be
dangerous to our organisms even if it is not ingested. The
vapors that are formed during a shower have certain amounts of
the disinfectant, which have an easy access to our lung tissues
through vapor inhalation. This unseen enemy may lead to several
health problems and you won't even realize that the triggering
elements are there when taking your shower. The most common
problems caused by the lack of a good shower filter are skin
irritations and rashes. A good shower filter will help reduce
the negative effects of disinfectants by over 90%. By cleaning
the vapors that are formed during a shower, the filter stops
chlorine from getting into your system, thus improving your
condition especially if your body is sensitive to disinfectants.
Other benefits to consider
Allergies or sensitive skin often cause problems when faced with
chlorine. During the cold season, this is a serious issue,
especially as far as the condition of the skin is concerned.
Because of extreme temperatures and temperature fluctuations,
our skin tends to crack and become more irritable. Skin rashes
are other facial skin problems, such as acne, can also become
aggravated. Chlorine does not help with such problems - in fact,
it worsens them. The shower filter makes sure you are protected
from the added damage of receiving chemical bombardment on your
skin. Several cancer causing chemical compounds that are created
in the presence of disinfectants are also stopped by the filter.
As chlorine is a bleaching agent, this may also have effects on
the health of your hair and skin. Dyed hair can keep its color
for a longer period of time when a shower filter is used. And
for people suffering from different allergies or asthma, showers
are now safer and chances of irritation are minimum. Another
benefit of shower filters is that they also stop poisonous
metals, such as lead, from entering your lungs through breathing
or through your mouth through accidental water ingestion. By
stopping minerals from reaching out in the shower water, you
will also feel a smoother skin sensation.