How to Remove
Chlorine, Chloramine and
Metals from Your Bathing Water
Water Filters for the Removal of Chlorine,
Heavy Metals and Other
in Showers, Bath Tubs and Spas
Most people regard a hot shower or bath as one of life's little pleasures.
However, what many people don't realize is the danger of chlorine in the
water. Although chlorine is universally used to disinfect water, it is not
safe for drinking, showering or bathing.
"Chlorine is so dangerous" according to biologist/chemist Dr.
Herbert Schwartz," that it should be banned. Putting chlorine in
the water is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble, premature
senility, both mental and physical, are conditions attributable to chlorine-treated
water supplies. It is making us grow old before our time by producing
symptoms of aging such as hardening of the arteries."
Chlorine and Your Health
In Super Nutrition for Healthy Hearts Dr Richard Passwater shows
how "the origin of heart disease is akin to the origin of Cancer." Chlorination
could very well be a key factor linking these two major diseases. Chlorine
creates THM's and haloforms. These potent chemical pollutants can trigger
the production of excess free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals cause
cell damage. Excess free radicals can cause normal smooth muscle cells in
the arterial wall to go haywire, to mutate. The fibrous plaque consequently
formed is essentially a benign tumor. Unfortunately, this tumor is linked
with the origin of heart disease. Read
Several studies in the older literature reported that chronic exposure
to chlorine concentrations of around 5 ppm caused respiratory complaints,
corrosion of the teeth, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose,
and increased susceptibility to tuberculosis in workers. American Council
of Government of Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH). Documentation of the
Threshold Limit Values. Fourth Edition. Cincinnati, OH. 1986.
Animal studies have reported decreased body weight gain, eye and nose irritation,
and effects on the respiratory tract, liver, and kidneys from chronic inhalation
exposure to chlorine. Other studies have indicated that exposure to chlorine,
via inhalation, may alter disease resistance in animals, with higher incidences
of emphysema, pneumonia, and tuberculosis reported. Source: E.J. Calabrese
and E.M. Kenyon. Air Toxics and Risk Assessment. Lewis Publishers,
Chelsea, MI. 1991.
Showering may negatively affect our health more than we ever thought. Gasses,
as a rule, are less soluble in hot water, and when heated, the free
chlorine in water escapes into the air we breathe. When taking a shower,
chlorine gasses are steadily increased in the air to an extent that we breathe
the harmful fumes. Regularly taking hot showers with chlorinated water could
irritate the lungs and pose a health risk.
Chlorine and Aging
Studies published in Nature and Health magazine indicate the likelihood
that regular exposure to chlorinated water can promote the aging process
of the skin, much like extended exposure to sunlight.
Chlorine and Hair
"One out of every two clients coming into the salon has chlorine damage
to their hair," says Vancouver's top hairdresser Derek London. "It's
almost the same as oxidation from peroxide burning, except chlorine
adds density to the hair. You see a lot of breakage and splitting.
Hair tangles when it's shampooed and becomes difficult to comb."
Chlorine-removing shower filters and bath filters purify your water and:
Rejuvenate your skin
Restore your hair's natural shine and luster
Invigorate your lungs
Sprite and CuZn Shower Filters
The Oldest, Most Trusted Names
in Water Filtration
All CuZnTM water filters uses KDF filtration
media, which meets NSF/ANSI
Standard 177 for shower filtration systems. NSF/ANSI Standard 177 establishes
minimum performance requirements for shower filtration systems including
substance reduction performance, materials safety, and design, construction
structural performance. This standard also specifies the minimum product
literature and labeling information
that a manufacturer shall supply to authorized representatives and system
owners. KDFTM media also
inhibits the growth of E coli, mold, bacteria and other impurities.
All Sprite Shower Filters use patented Chlorgon®, a non-carbon
media and CuZn uses Catalytic Carbon, both of which remove more
chlorine at a wider temperature range than other carbon medias. Chlorgon®
as used with Sprite and Catalytic Carbon with KDF55 as used
with CuZn removes the following from your shower and bath water:
Free Chlorine (CI) - 99% in the beginning
Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
Hydrogen Sulfide (Rotten Egg Odor)
Iron Oxide (Rust Water)
Dirt, Sediment and Other Odors
The KDF in the CuZn also removes heavy metals. Additionally, CuZn offers
a KDF85 and Catalytic Carbon shower filter and bath ball to remove chloramines.
Sprite does not have a chloramine-treatment model.
the chlorine-removing effectiveness of different shower filters, including
Sprit and VitaShower, click
And CuZn and Sprite Shower Filters balance the water's pH and use energy-saver
showerheads. As a result
of bathing in purer, chlorine-free water, you may notice:
You breathe easier because the filter medias reduce harsh chlorine
vapors, which are caused from the hot water and are inhaled in the
lungs and transferred into the blood stream.
Reduction of allergy symptoms.
Alleviation of dry itchy skin and healthier looking skin.
Luster and natural shine returning to your hair, leaving it silky and
smooth. Great for
Reduction of scale buildup and spotting due to softer, pH balanced
In addition to chlorine, many city water treatment centers now add chloramine to
public water. Chloramine is a chemical compound of chlorine and ammonia.
It does not dissipate or evaporate into the air as chlorine does, however,
it is highly toxic and lethal to marine animals and fish. When in contact
with organic materials in raw water, it creates toxic by-products. While
there is much
debate about the safety of chloramine, many choose not to take a chance
on harming their health by purchasing chloramine-removing shower and bath
carry two different methods of removing chloramines:
TurboShower for the shower and CuZn
Bath Ball for the bath tub, both of which use KDF85 media,
which removes a significant amount of chloramines, iron, hydrogen
sulfide, water-soluble lead, mercury, nickel, chromium, copper, arsenic
and other dissolved metals, controls the buildup of bacteria,
algae, fungi and scale, even in hot water, and a removes roughly 75%
of free and combined chlorine.
Goodbye to Chlorine in Your Shower and Bath
While Saving Water and Energy
All shower filters we carry are water-saving
2.5 gpm flow rate. For more water-saving tips, click
We carry a variety of shower filter styles and models:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT use a water shut-off valve with shower
filters. Too much
water pressure builds up, which can cause the shower filter to crack.