The Berkey Shower Filters™ are assembled in the USA from US and imported parts
Reduce the Chlorine vapor your breath and absourbe though your skill while showing with a Berkey Chlorine Shower Filter.
Did you know in the shower environment, chlorine can either be in liquid or gas state. At higher water temperatures in the enclosed shower stall, free-chlorine moves from the liquid to the gas state, where it vaporizes and subsequently is inhaled. The science behind shower filtration must take into account the unique situation in the shower, including temperature, flow rate and volume.
Since chlorination is a long established public health practice necessary for the disinfection of drinking water, consumers are aware of the health benefit drinking filtered water can provide. However, it's surprising for some people to learn that 50% of their daily exposure is in the shower. The other 50% comes from their drinking water. Therefore, filtering shower water is equally as important as filtering drinking water.
- The Berkey Shower Filter™ is designed for those who want the benefits of showering in filtered water
- May be used with your existing shower head. Also available with massage shower head already installed
- Designed to last for 75708 Litres or one year, whichever comes first
- "Full flow" filter insures even distribution of water throughout the media
- Easy installation of replaceable cartridge with self-sealing threads
- Back Flush Attachment to prevent premature clogging
- Reduces chemical absorption and vapor inhalation
- Effective for both hot and cold water
- Reduces damage to hair and skin
- Eliminates dirt and odors
- Reduces free chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale, and iron oxide (rust water)
- BPA free
- Do not use with shut-off valve
Documented scientific studies conclude that taking long hot showers is a potential health risk. In the enclosed shower stall, chlorine vaporizes where it is inhaled. To a lesser degree, dermal absorption also occurs. Chlorine is added to kill pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria. The highly reactive chlorine combines with fatty acids and carbon fragments to form a variety of toxic compounds. Medical studies suggest a link between absorption and inhalation of chlorine in the shower environment with elevated risks for diseases and serious illness. Showering in chlorinated water may also cause pre-existing conditions such as asthma and eczema, to become exacerbated.
In addition to the benefits of filtering water, there are cosmetic benefits. Symptoms of chlorine exposure are dry and/or flaking skin, dry brittle hair and red irritated eyes. Filtering your shower water reduces these symptoms.
Using a patented blend of high-purity calcium, copper and zinc; the Berkey Shower Filter™ unit works on a similar principle to a Catalytic Converter in an automobile. In shower filtration free-chlorine is converted into a harmless chloride. The scientific name for this chemical reaction is known as "Reduction-Oxidation", commonly referred to as Redox. Redox reactions can be chemically complex. Simply stated, during a Redox reaction electrons are transferred between molecules, creating new elements. For instance, when free-chlorine comes in contact with the filtration media, it is changed into a benign water-soluble chloride. This reaction changes free-chlorine to a larger chloride element. This is too large to evaporate or be absorbed by the skin. It is then carried harmlessly through the water supply.
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Do you ever experience dry skin, dry hair, signs of aging, or skin rashes? Your unfiltered shower water could be the source of these problems and more.
The water that comes out of the shower contains high levels of chlorine. Research shows that tap water often contains more chlorine than is recommended for treating swimming pools. Chlorine is known to have harsh drying effects on the skin and hair. The drier your skin is, the more prone you are to wrinkles, which will increase the signs of aging. The high levels of chlorine in your shower water can also cause skin irritations and rashes. Even further, chlorine is suspected to be a cause of breast cancer. Studies show that women suffering from breast cancer are found with 50-60% more chlorine in their breast tissue than healthy women.
Chlorine that touches your skin from your shower water isn’t the worst part. Chemicals in your shower water vaporize at a much faster rate than the actual water. This means that the steam in the shower contains a higher concentration of chemicals than the water itself. When you inhale these chemicals, they make their way into your bloodstream much quicker than ingested chemicals. The fact is more water contaminants are released into the air from your shower than from any other source. The EPA has stated that every household in the United States has elevated levels of chloroform in the air due to chlorine released from shower water.
What is the solution? Add a shower filter to your shower head that will block chlorine from coming through while you are showering. This will help your skin look and feel better, your hair will be softer, and you can decrease negative health effects from filtering out harmful chemicals in your shower water.