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How to Buy The Best Chlorine Shower Filter

Feb 29, 2008
There's something not very nice about swimming pools treated with chlorine. The chlorinated water makes our skin and hair feel horrible and we can't wait to get under a shower and wash it all off. However you may not realize it but the water you take a shower with in your home can have nearly the same amount of chlorine in it. That is, if you don't have a chlorine filter fitted. With one of these filters you'll easily be able to remove almost all the chlorine in the water.

Have you ever wondered why chlorine feels horrible on your skin and hair? The reason is that it bonds to the proteins and strips away the natural oil in your hair and skin. Although diet can have an affect on dry skin, chlorine could be a big factor in dry skin too. It also damages the skin cells causing wrinkles to appear faster. Chlorine shower filters don't cost that much and as soon as it's fitted you'll be able to enjoy healthier skin and hair. Blondes will particularly want to buy one of these because it's chlorine which can cause blond hair to turn a shade of green.

One of the ways in which chlorine becomes more of a problem is due to the fact it turn to vapour when hot, allowing it to enter the pores of your skin and also enter into your lungs. It can also really irritate you eyes, nose and mucus membranes. It might also be the cause of your headaches and is even linked to colon and bladder cancer plus heart disease.

So if you thought a chlorine shower filter was all about keeping you young looking, think again. It's also very important to the health of you and your family. Lots of people suffer from allergies and asthma so it's very wise to have a filter installed if you want to keep symptoms away. Chlorine along with chloramine (another chemical found in shower water) are both known for their ability to irritate mucus membranes which you have in your nose, eyes and throat.

In addition to reducing the amount of chemicals in your shower water, it will also normalize the pH levels. When you go to buy a chlorine filter for you shower you'd be forgiven for being a bit confused. There are so many types on the market all claiming to offer the best results. You have to be careful about companies making false or exaggerated claims too, so if in doubt, ask for data to prove their claims. Also never buy a system from a company who doesn't offer a full money back guarantee.

Prices can also vary hugely with filters costing as little as $30 and costing as much as $250. However you don't have to spend a huge amount of money as the more expensive models won't necessarily do a better job. When comparing shower filters have a look for one which uses Chlorgon (Calcium Sulfite), utilize Vitamin C (Ascorbate) or KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion). The vitamin c and Chlorgon types are the best for removing chloramines. Carbon filters should be avoided because they don't do a good job plus they can even create a breeding ground for germs. Germs thrive in warm moist conditions and will feed off the carbon.

There are so many health products on the market and it's never easy to tell whether they are worth the money because it can take a long time to see any benefit. Luckily with a chlorine filter you can easily test it' filter function immediately by using test strips. These are easily found on the internet for just a few dollars. To get a good idea of how well the system is working you should test both free chlorine and chloramines. Hopefully these systems will become redundant in the future when water companies remove chlorine from the water. But until that happens, you should purchase a chlorine shower filter.
About the Author
April Kerr often writes articles for home improvement site which also has articles relating to wheelchair accessible showers and chlorine shower filters.
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