Most have heard that filtering your drinking water is recommended to protect your health, but what about the water that you shower in every day? Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and is extremely permeable to nasty chemicals. Research indicates that the water you shower in can have detrimental effects on your health. Especially as municipal water supply is riddled with chlorine, other chemicals, and contaminants. Biopure Water for Life offer two top quality shower filters that will ensure that you are protected from the hidden nasties in your water.
Why choose Sprite Water Filters?
Chlorine is universally used by water authorities to chemically disinfect water. It kills germs, bacteria and other living organisms. However, chlorine readily passes through the cell wall and attaches to the fatty acids of cells, disrupting life sustaining functions. The human body is composed of billions of cells. Most people are aware that the quality of their drinking water can be improved by filtering their tap water or buying bottled water. However, many do not realise that they are only addressing a small part of the problem.
One half of our daily chlorine exposure is derived from showering. Chlorine is not only absorbed through the skin, but also vaporises above room temperature, where it can be inhaled into the lungs, and transferred directly into the blood stream. In fact, chlorine exposure from one shower is equal to an entire day’s amount of drinking the same water. Drinking filtered or bottled water only does half the job.
Documented scientific studies conclude that taking long hot showers can be a health risk. In an enclosed shower stall, chlorine vaporises and is then inhaled. To a lesser degree, absorption through the skin also occurs. As 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 in the body. Medical studies suggest a link between absorption and inhalation of chlorine in the shower environment, with elevated risks of health issues. Showering in chlorinated water may also cause pre-existing conditions, such as asthma and eczema, to become exacerbated.
In addition to health benefits of shower filters, there are cosmetic benefits. Symptoms of chlorine exposure are dry and/or flaking skin, dry brittle hair and red irritated eyes. Filtering shower water reduces these symptoms. Skin and hair feel softer and eyes become less red and irritated.
Here are two of Biopure Water for Life’s favourite shower water filters:
1. Sprite Shower Filter High Output
The Sprite High Output Chrome Plated Solid Brass Metal Shower Filter is made in the USA. This filter includes a high output filter cartridge. Sprite filter cartridges contain an exclusive patented filtration media of chlorgon and KDF. These filters are said to help with the following health issues:
- Respiratory Problems
- Sinus Irritation
- Stinging, Burning Eyes
- Skin Rashes
This shower filter is a universal fit and will fit all shower wall connections with a 1/2″ BSP thread. The filter fits between the shower arm and the shower wall. This filter will pH balance the water filtered through it so that your skin is not exposed to acidic water, heavy metals, chlorine, and chloramines. It is recommended that you change the cartridge every 12 months. The filter is available in chrome finish or optional gold finish. Shower filtration by Sprite is the logical addition for those concerned about the quality of their water supply. Chlorine is universally used to disinfect water, by killing bacteria and micro-organisms. However, once it reaches your home it can negatively affect your family’s personal appearance, comfort and even long term health. Sprite Shower Filters exclusive patented filtration media removes more chlorine over a wider temperature range than any other filters on the market.
2. Sprite Hose Shower Filter
The Sprite Universal Hose Shower Filter easily connects to most shower-hose type systems. This system is made in the USA and is NSF certified. Only Sprite’s Shower Filters combine patented, high strength construction with an exclusive patented filtration media. These filters contain an exclusive, patented filtration media of chlorgon and KDF. These filters are non-carbon, filtering media that remove:
- Free Chlorine
- Heavy metal reduction
- Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
- Lead (Trace amounts)
- Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell)
- Iron oxide (rust water)
- Dirt, sediment
This system fits hose type shower systems and attaches to shower wall connections with a 1/2″ BSP thread. This system balances water pH and can help deliver softer hair and smoother skin as well as prevent skin issues and conditions. In Australian conditions, it is recommended to change these filters every 6 months. The filter cartridge is reversible.
Biopure, Water for Life also offer replacement cartridges for your shower filters so that your skin never has to come into contact with chlorine or other chemicals again! Order your filter, at Biopure’s online store. There is no need to get a professional to install the filter as they are so simple and easy to install.