5 Reasons You Need a Shower Filter

You wouldn’t knowingly bathe or shower in toxins every day, would you? Guess what? Unless you have a shower or tub filter, that is exactly what you’re doing every day. You probably already know about the harmful effects of chlorine in your drinking water, but did you know that chlorine can be just as harmful in your daily shower?

How Are You Exposed to Chlorine in the Shower?

When you shower, the heat opens up your pores, which allows your skin to absorb the chlorine. In fact, you absorb more chlorine through your skin in the shower than by drinking chlorinated water!

Chlorine strips the skin of its natural oils and causes the skin to become dry and crack, which can lead to wrinkles. Chlorine can also cause you to break out in an itchy rash and can worsen eczema and psoriasis symptoms. You can even develop sinus problems from inhaling chlorine.

Inhaling the Fumes

The most harmful chlorine exposure occurs through inhalation. The adverse symptoms include the following:

  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Airway irritation
  • Cough
  • Chest tightness
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation

Five Reasons You Need a Shower Filter

The best shower and bathtub filters remove 99.9% of the chlorine in water. Here are five reasons why you should invest in one:

  1. Reduces exposure to chlorine and chloramine.
  2. Improve your respiratory health.
  3. Lower the risk of harmful effects to children who bathe in chlorinated water and inhale chlorine fumes.
  4. Prevent chlorine from severely drying your skin, which can lead to eczema and rashes.
  5. Enhance your hair’s health and make it softer.

Have you invested in a shower or tub filter? What differences have you noticed since you started using one?

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