Why you need a shower filter
Up to two thirds of our exposure to chlorine is due to inhalation of steam and skin absorption while showering. A warm shower opens up the pores of the skin and allows for accelerated absorption of chlorine and other chemicals in water.
The steam we inhale while showering can contain up to 50 times the level of chemicals than tap water due to the fact that chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize much faster and at a lower temperature than water. Inhalation is a much more harmful means of exposure since the chlorine gas (chloroform) we inhale goes directly into our blood stream.
“Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of chlorine in the water.” Dr Lance Wallace, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.If you take showers using chlorinated water and are dealing with cancer, clearly installing a shower filter to dechlorinate your shower water makes good sense.
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Product Focus – 45013 Shower Filter
The Aqua Safe 45013 is a universal chrome steel shower filter. It is designed to remove 99.99% of chlorine from your water while using the existing shower head or rose.
This system has an easy DIY installation, simply attaches between your existing shower head and the wall or between the shower arm and the shower head. It uses a standard ½” connections; no additional parts, fittings or adaptors to buy. This product has a 12 month cartridge life using patented filtration media so you know it works. The high strength housing construction designed to last for years with annual cartridge changes.The cartridge is back-washable. The product uses self seal connections making changing the filter quick and easy as no thread tape is required.
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Gold Coast Contaminated Water
Hundreds of people in the Gold Coast hinterland have been issued with bottled drinking water and told not to drink tap water following a potential contamination.
The Gold Coast City Council said routine quality tests have identified possible microbiological contamination of water supplies at Mount Nathan.
About 600 properties could be affected.
Gold Coast Water chairman and councillor Paul Taylor said more samples were taken last night and the results could be known later today.
“We have letter dropped and we are supplying bottled water there but we do in the meantime ask people if they are using the water to boil it before they consume it,” he said.
Scott Biner, who is among the hundreds of affected residents, said last night’s storm did not keep away council workers handing out bottled water.
“Last night there was about seven, eight, nine trucks and vans in our street and they sort of set up like a depot in the street and they were handing out bottled water,” he said.
“They sat there until about 8:00pm they sat through the storm and they brought water to our house and they gave us a letter saying they hoped to get it fixed by Sunday.”
Protect your tap water from contaminants
Reverse Osmosis filter systems are suited to reducing or removing bacteria, viruses, chlorine, chloramines, THM’s, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, fluoride, hormones, VOC’s, sediment, rust, suspended particles, Giardia, Cryptosporidium, taste, odour and other chemicals.
We supply a range of Reverse Osmosis Systems which can not only remove 90%+ of fluoride from tap water but also reduce or remove many other unwanted chemicals and contaminants.
Take charge of your water supply and install a water filtration system today.