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i LOVE my zinc, copper, quartz shower filter by New Wave Enviro
removes chlorine, naturally softens water, fits standard showers...
"a patented mixture of zinc + copper called KDF-55, plus crystal quartz, converts chlorine into zinc chloride. Zinc alleviates dandruff. KDF is very effective in filtering out chlorine, odors + dirt particles. KDF possesses strong bacteriostatic character, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungus, algae + mildew."
"long, hot showers are dangerous. volatile organics evaporate from water in a shower or bath. toxic chemicals are inhaled in high concentrations"
Chlorine is a toxic gas which attacks living cells. "It was used during World War I as a chemical warfare agent. It is used today as an additive to drinking water to kill harmful micro-organisms in pipelines. While this can be an important health benefit, chlorine itself is far from beneficial: it attacks organic material, such as the skin + skin oils, which dries out the skin and hair. Because chlorine vaporizes along with the hot water, it is inhaled into the lungs. It is also absorbed into the skin. the chlorine also kills the healthy probiotic bacteria in the intestines. According to some experts, 5 times more chlorine enters the body through the skin during a shower than enters through drinking 8 glasses of chlorinated tap water!"
5 to 7 days are required for skin + hair to regain their natural balance. lefor-openo
by ~mod*mom~ at 29.11.12 Â©
You make some great and truthful points in this article. Most that I see are just random stats thrown out there that are way off base. A shower filter is so beneficial these days, and is pretty much required with all of the chlorine in the water. Good article.
Thank you James