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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Shower Filters - Vital For Good Health

I have been meaning to get a shower filter for our shower for a long time. It is one of those things on my list that never seems to get attended to, and it has been bugging me...

Finally, I got around to researching the best ones and checking prices, and I found a great one by Aquasana, which I purchased and waited excitedly to get. When I received it, it was quite easy to install and use, and I absolutely love it!!

Now let me explain why any of this matters to you.

Your skin is the largest organ and can absorb contaminants found in the water supply, including trihalomethanes, which are chemicals that form when the chlorine added to water to help disinfect it reacts with organic matter, like leaves. I didn't think we would have any chlorine in our water, since it is well water, but sure enough, even we do too!!

So back to trihalomethane - one trihalomethane is chloroform, a known carcinogen. In addition to penetrating your skin when you shower, these chemicals pose a potential risk from being inhaled, says Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., a toxicologist for the Environmental Working Group.

In addition to this chemical, there are many other in your water, such as VOCs, and I don't know about you, but it gives me an icky feeling when I am taking a shower to be inhaling that steamy cocktail of chemicals and absorbing them into my skin. I feel so much more relaxed in the shower now, knowing that I have kicked out some of those toxins.

Oh, and another bonus, softer skin and hair! I can notice a difference already!

If you want to check the water quality in your area, visit and click on local drinking water information.

Happy Showering!

1 comment:

  1. I have never thought about shower filters, but I never thought of chemicals being in my water either.


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