Why Shower Filters are Necessary

A shower filter is simply an attachment to your regular shower. A shower filter attachment purifies the water coming out of the shower by removing substances like chlorine, copper, lead and other trace metals.

These trace metals can do as much harm while showering as they would when you drink water contaminated by them.

Why shower filter is needed

Water coming to your home contains many pollutants. Here are the ways they can affect you.

  • Chlorine is a natural bleaching agent. It kills microbes, but at the same time makes the skin dry, itchy and flaky. It can result in premature aging of the skin. If you have ever been in a swimming pool for a period of time, you know what I am talking about.
  • Chlorine in water can turn into a gas after getting exposed to air. It could react with other substances in the surroundings to form dangerous gases. In the shower, you would be constantly inhaling these gases. These gases can also result in asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory problems.
  • Chlorine and other agents can be absorbed into the body through the skin. This is more dangerous than ingesting these agents. Absorption of these gases through the skin has been known to cause various cancers.

How a shower filter works

The most popular technology used in a shower filter is called KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion). KDF involves a process called redox to purify water.

KDF technology converts harmful elements in water into harmless substances. KDF also discourages growth of algae and fungi. It also improves the PH balance of the water. It is also not affected by the temperature

How to choose a shower filter

There are many companies that manufacture shower filters. Some of them are Aquasena, Wellness Filter, Paragon, Jonathon Water, ShowerWise etc.

The price for shower filters can range anywhere between $50 to $100. Before buying, please make sure that the filter can remove chlorine, THMs, VOCs, lead, copper.

The cartridge in a shower filter should last for atleast 6 months. Then you will need to buy a replacement cartridge.

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