Shower Water Filter – Hidden Dangers of Taking a Shower


Only 2.5 percent of the Earth’s water is fresh water, and of that 2.5 percent only 0.6 percent of it is usable. The rest is frozen or inaccessible. To make matters worse, there is no way to increase the amount of fresh water. Water, you see, comes to us through the hydrological cycle, a process in which water in liquid, solid and gas form are cycled through our ecosystem. This cycle results in the same water being used over and over, which in effect causes particles and organic particles like fertilizers, animal feces, bugs, parasites, viruses, an assortment of chemicals, and microscopic pathogens like e-coli, Cryptosporidium, and Guardia to accumulate and make their way into our water system. Because most cities depend on old distribution systems to carry water to people and because these distribution systems are made up of failing and rusted pipes that often leak and allow cross contamination, it is impossible for most to get a consistent supply of clean water.

Although drinking this impure water is undoubtedly a major health hazard, recent research shows that taking showers in this water without a shower water filter put ones health at an even greater risk. With skin covering a total area of about 2 square meters in adults, doctors consider it the largest organ in the human body. As a result, the health consequences that result from your skin absorbing the many contaminants in water during a shower are frightening, yet often unknown. The chemicals that could be entering your body during a shower include trihalomethanes, trichloroethylene, benzene, arsenic, asbestos, aluminum, copper, lead, chromium, mercury, and a large variety of pharmaceuticals. The hot and moist conditions that result during showering not only open your skin pores for these dangerous chemicals to enter your body, but also allow water pollutants to easily turn into air pollutants and enter your lungs. In fact, unless there is a shower water filter being used, hot water is known to release up to 80% of the chemicals found in water directly into your breathing air. These chemicals can adversely affect your skin, hair color, and scalp conditions. They can also make your eyes itchy, your nose runny and sensitive, and your throat and lungs weak. Then there are the bacterias found in water, which clump together in shower heads and can concentrate to become 100 times greater than those amounts found normally. These bacterias can cause serious breathing problems. Lastly, both the chemicals and bacteria you expose yourself to when taking showers can lead to cancer.

The bottom line is that we can’t count on someone else, whether that be the government or the landlord, to look out for us and our water quality. We must take it upon our selves to do something, and currently the best thing we can do to purify the water we take showers in is to get a shower water filter. Whether using sand or pre-boiling techniques, shower water filters have been around for thousands of years. Simply put, they are the best and easiest way to ensure that your showers aren’t damaging your health. Most current models are guaranteed to remove 95% of the harmful chemicals present in water. They also include innovative deflectors into the filters to generate negative ions into the water. These negative ions will improve your health by cleaning your blood, enhancing your immune system, activating your cells, and reducing your stress levels. You will feel more energized, cleaner, and overall healthier with a shower water filter. Your hair, skin, and eyes will look and feel better, and your lungs capacity and performance will improve. Not only that, but most filters will clean your water for years without needing to be replaced. In fact, most tests indicated that 15,000 to 20,000 liters of water can be cleansed before a shower water filter needs to be replaced.

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I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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