How does Chlorine affect Skin?

Skin is the biggest organ in the human body and readily able to absorb chemicals and other pollutants.

Chlorine and other chemicals are therefore absorbed every time we shower, bath or swim. Half of our daily chlorine exposure is from showering.

Chlorine readily passes through the skin and cell walls attaching to the fatty acids of the cell, disrupting the life sustaining functions of the cell.

Chlorine is not only absorbed through the skin, but is also vaporised in the shower, inhaled into the lungs and transferred directly into the blood stream. In fact the chlorine exposure from one shower is equal to that received in a persons daily water consumption if they were drinking chlorinated water.

Removing chlorine from shower and bath water leaves your hair softer and your skin smoother and reduces or eradicates brittle hair, dry skin and dandruff.

Chlorine by-products present in the water also cause cancer of the bladder, liver, stomach and colon along with allergies, heart disease and high blood pressure. All of these harmful effects can be avoided by removing the chlorine from the shower or bath water through the use of a simple high quality, NSF certified shower or bath filter or installing a whole of house filtration system.

Shower filters containing carbon are not suitable for this purpose as there is not enough contact time to remove the contaminants and carbon is very inefficient at removing contaminants from hot water.

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