Water Pollution and Solutions
by Moshe Newmark, President
by Liz Rittersporn
From Chicago Tribune, July 26, 1990
by Zoe Landale
Special to the Star
Study says chlorination by-products are absorbed at high rates in showers
by Ted Montuori, News Editor
You are What you Drink and Breathe In.
American Journal of Public Health, 1984, 74:479-484
by Elmer G. Heinrich
Reprinted from Wellness Lifestyle, January 1990
Nature and Health, Vol. 10., No. 4., Issue Summer 1989.
Other Quotes and Sources
Taking a shower seems harmless in most cases. But there are hidden things happening during your morning shower, things you need to be aware of. Chlorine, radon and other waterborne gases are harming your skin affecting your blood streams when they reach that level. Due to hot water, the skin pores open, letting in all these chemicals that are absorbed in your body causing not only beauty related issues, but even health ones.
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.
There are several different chlorine removal shower filter models. Some come with a showerhead that incorporates the chlorine filter. You cans simply turn a dial and adjust the spray setting as well as the spray direction. Many people prefer such showerheads that have an adjustable 3-way spray. Pulse massage is always a bonus option
Chlorine is a necessary element in our water systems as it keeps bacteria from developing. However, studies have shown that hot showers often cause chlorine to be inhaled and absorbed through the skin pores.