Chlorine, commonly used to disinfect tap water, can make your skin dry, sensitive, flaky and itchy. It irritates your eyes and makes your hair dry and unmanageable. Worse yet, chlorine and chlorine by-products aggravate symptoms for many asthma, allergy, sinus and emphysema sufferers.
Your body can absorb more chlorine in a 10-minute shower than from drinking 8 glasses of the same water. Showerwise reduces chlorine by 95%; also reduces combined chlorine, hydrogen sulfide (sulfur), scale, sediment, iron oxide, and odors.
The skin, the body’s largest organ, can easily absorb contaminants found in water which pass through it into the bloodstream.
So what is chlorine, and what can it do to us? The dictionary defines chlorine as a “gaseous greenish-yellow element used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent.” Chlorination of drinking water began in the 1890’s to fight water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. People stopped dying of typhoid and cholera, but they started dying of cancer and heart disease!
The most current findings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicate that virtually every home in America has a detectable level in the air of chloroform gas—a derivative of chlorine and a known carcinogen—due to showering with chlorinated water.
Experts used to believe that ingestion was the primary method of chlorine intake, but new studies show that inhalation and skin exposure intake are even higher. One of the most prevalent forms of chlorine taken in through inhalation is chloroform. When we inhale chloroform it goes directly into our bloodstreams without any kind of preliminary detoxification.
Showerwise uses a patented filtering media—a zinc-copper alloy that looks like golden sand, plus Chlorgon—a manufactured ceramic bead that has been impregnated with calcium sulfite. And it contains 50% more filtering material for a longer, more effective lifetime than most other filters, typically lasting 12-18 months. It works best in hot water, unlike ordinary carbon filters that are effective in cold water only. It removes not only chlorine, but iron, arsenic, mercury, hydrogen sulfide, bacteria, algae, fungi, dirt and sediment. A cleaner shower won’t hurt anyone!