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Chlorine shower anyone?

Showering with water that has a high chlorine content can have detrimental effects on your health…

Think of all the times you have gotten out of the pool, hair and body radiating with the scent of chlorine. Now imagine that actually occurring on a daily basis, every time you get out of the shower? Even though you may not smell the chlorine, it is there.

Chlorine is used as a means to eradicate unwanted pests and bacteria in your water source, however, it is responsible for increasing the toxicity of your water.

And nothing screams run like chemically infused water…

Studies have shown that long-term exposure to chlorine in hot showers can cause harmful effects to the skin, hair and overall health.

Mainly because hot water opens up your pores, allowing more exposure to the chlorinated water. Absorption is, therefore, greater, increasing the risk to skin irritants every time you step into the shower after a hard day’s work.

World Health OrganisationThe World Health Organisation has also reported that asthma can be triggered by exposure to chlorinated water. Episodes of dermatitis in the form of eczema can also be a result- as it is associated with exposure to chlorine and hypochlorite.

An increased risk of bladder cancer appeared to be associated with the consumption of chlorinated tap water. This finding was based on a case–control study of adults who consumed chlorinated or non-chlorinated water for half of their lifetimes.

Consuming and using chlorinated water has been connected to really awful health issues. However, there is no need to panic! There are ways you can solve the chemical shower problem…

The solution to this chemical catastrophe comes in the form of an easy to use, easy to maintain water purifier. Some are specifically designed for shower heads and water systems that can be attached to your drinking water pipes. Others incorporate a whole-house approach, so every tap in your house produces purified water.


100_0319smAquatiere has a great variety of options to ensure your clean, safe water is produced and delivered as you wish. So, look no further, switch to Aquatiere to experience the health and wellness you deserve. It will prolong your life and quality of life in untold ways.

See our shower filter range for all the best options to greater health and wellness. Or why not filter all the water in all of your taps with our whole house water filter options.


References:  Originally published in Guidelines for drinking-water quality, 2nd ed. Vol.2. Health criteria and other supporting information. World Health Organization, Geneva, 1996

42 comments

  1. Aquatiere - 20/09/2016 3:30 pm

    THank you for this article. very intresting
    regards
    William.

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    • Carman - 12/10/2016 8:53 pm

      Great article!

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  2. Aquatiere - 12/10/2016 8:53 pm

    I suffer from Asthma, so this is actually very important to me. Thank you for the tip.
    Regards
    Anon.

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  3. Tania Potter - Soul Sense Coaching - 14/10/2016 5:43 pm

    We are in the midst of a severe drought and with dam levels at 17%and dropping this filter is exactly what I need. What a great product!

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  4. Tracy Nixon - 17/10/2016 8:43 am

    Great review thanks! My daughter suffers from asthma and eczema and never thought of chlorine in our water effecting her!

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  5. Andy Caldwell - 17/10/2016 9:25 am

    Thanks great advice

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  6. Stevie - 17/10/2016 1:42 pm

    I’ve not heard of filtered shower heads before. I’d like to give it a go to reduce my mild dry skin.

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  7. Annabel Greaves - 17/10/2016 1:57 pm

    Great for safe clean water

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  8. Elizabeth Burke - 17/10/2016 4:49 pm

    sounds nice and fresh

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  9. Rachel Craig - 17/10/2016 5:10 pm

    Seems there are benefits and drawbacks to chlorinated water. I had put dry skin down to ageing process and weather conditions ( cold weather, Winter), maybe it has been due to chlorine.

    Maybe there is more need for Awareness in regards to chlorine in water and it’s effect on Health.

    Thanks for the information.

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  10. Kim M - 17/10/2016 6:26 pm

    Would love one of these – have eczema x

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  11. Sara B - 18/10/2016 5:04 pm

    wonder if chlorine is why i have unbearably itchy skin after showering?

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  12. Kelly Ellen Hirst - 18/10/2016 10:22 pm

    I’d love to try out a filtered shower head & see the difference for myself

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  13. Gemma Massey - 19/10/2016 5:21 pm

    I’d love to try a filtered showe head thanks for the chance xx

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  14. Andreas Theodoulou - 20/10/2016 4:40 pm

    we have hard water here in Cyprus and apparently doctors – dermatologists here have been saying that alot of skin problems / diseases here are because of high chlorine levels !

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  15. Purmala Shrestha - 21/10/2016 10:53 am

    I would love it. Sounds great. 🙂

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  16. Kim Styles - 22/10/2016 4:40 pm

    I am amazed by this revelation especially about the asthma! this is so scary

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  17. Norman Rendall - 23/10/2016 5:03 pm

    wow this is cool

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  18. Peter Watson - 24/10/2016 2:23 pm

    nice to know how things work

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  19. Liam Stephens - 28/10/2016 9:46 pm

    Great product chlotrine is a problem here in the uk.

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  20. Kim Neville - 30/10/2016 8:57 am

    Very interesting read. Myself and my son suffer with eczema so something we need to look into

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  21. edward celms - 30/10/2016 9:14 am

    beautiful

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  22. Allan Wilson - 30/10/2016 5:37 pm

    Very informative article thank you.

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  23. beryl johnson - 31/10/2016 8:10 am

    Filtered shower head is new to me and hopefully will help with dry skin conditions

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  24. Margaret Abram - 31/10/2016 10:36 am

    We have very hard water too. Would this help?

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  25. Tamara Foster - 31/10/2016 5:58 pm

    Very interesting indeed thanks

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  26. Natalie Gillham - 31/10/2016 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the informative article x

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  27. Hayley Colburn - 31/10/2016 10:46 pm

    Thanks for the advice and review

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  28. Gnei Usama - 02/11/2016 6:11 pm

    Very useful tips and informative facts. Thank you for this article.

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  29. Anne Alexis O - 02/11/2016 8:12 pm

    Clean. Safe. Water……essential for my health. Would love this fantastic product!

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  30. lisa prince - 03/11/2016 4:35 pm

    I definitely think I need one of these in my home with me having 8 kids its amust

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  31. Anthea Holloway - 03/11/2016 6:20 pm

    This was so interesting and news to me. We need to learn so much these days!

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  32. Sheila Reeves - 04/11/2016 6:14 am

    I’d never thought about the effects of chlorine whilst showering, really interesting read & I didn’t realise there could be a simple remedy for this either, thanks

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  33. Kirsteen Mackay - 04/11/2016 9:29 am

    Thanks for the interesting article, sounds a good way to reduce dry skin.

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  34. Ben - 04/11/2016 9:35 am

    Looks like a super product.Great article

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  35. emma sykes - 04/11/2016 10:05 am

    wow this was a really interested read, im a psoriasis sufferer so skin care is a must! thank you

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  36. vicky m - 04/11/2016 1:52 pm

    this sounds great and is just what i have been looking for

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  37. Claire Davey - 04/11/2016 3:46 pm

    thanks for a great post very thought provoking xx

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  38. amanda greensmith - 04/11/2016 6:16 pm

    interesting read

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  39. NatJ - 04/11/2016 8:42 pm

    As a swimmer I find this article very helpful and informative, thank you

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  40. Adrian Bold - 04/11/2016 10:57 pm

    Great for safe clean water!

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