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Chlorine Shower Filter: Anti-Aging

by in Air Pollution, Anti-Aging, Asthma, Dandruff, Detox, Dry Skin, Eczema, Environmental Medicine, Hair Loss, Hydrotherapy, Psoriasis, Respiratory Disease, Skin Care, Skin Rashes, Water June 4, 2008

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A simple anti-aging trick is to use a shower water filter.

I cannot more highly recommend the use of shower water filters for reducing chlorine associated aging and accelerated damage to healthy cells.

Chlorine is a toxic gas that destroys the healthy cells in our bodies on contact.Historically, chlorine gas was used as part of chemical warfare!

It is now used in our water to kill pathogens that may make us sick, however a side product of drinking “healthy water” is premature aging of our cells, especially that of our skin and lungs.

Why to use a shower water filter:

  • Anti-aging
  • Softer, more radiant skin that requires less moisturizers as chlorine is VERY drying
  • Great for anyone with chronic skin conditions such as chronic itching, dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and psoriasis
  • Stronger healthier, shinier hair, with less need to touch up your hair coloring
  • May reduce aging related hair loss
  • Less dandruff
  • Healthier lungs, a MUST for anyone with COPD, asthma, or other chronic respiratory ailments
  • Reduce the amount of toxins your babies and children are exposed to

Before you spend any more money on health products for the INSIDE of your body, think about what should be done for the OUTSIDE of your body.

Visit Aquasauna to find a great shower water filter.

~ Dr. Nicole Sundene

Naturopathic Physician

www.KitchenTableMedicine.com

8 Comments
  1. This is really an eye opener! Thanks for the crucial information.

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  2. Oh no,

    I’m in trouble now. I used a shower filter (until the filter needed to be changed) and then took it off. Are you telling me I need to go get a refill?

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  4. As a biomedical research engineer (Three engineering degrees, Stanford graduate school), I must correct you comments in regards to shower filters. I actually have two concerns. First is the actual effect of chlorinated water on the skin for BRIEF periods and, more importantly, the poor effectiveness of the filters.

    While ingestion of chlorinated water is certainly a huge problem due to it’s toxic effects and reactivity, short-term shower effects have not been extensively studied and for good reasons; they are infinitesimal when compared to swimming pool exposure. While I would certainly agree that ANY chlorine exposure is not beneficial to the skin or hair, there are no indications of significant damage from showers because of the timing.

    My most significant concern is the sale of largely ineffective filter products. As the result of NSF testing of water treatment systems, it is easy to extrapolate the results, and they are not encouraging. The problem is terminology from disingenuous manufacturers. One must consider ALL of these combined factors: the percentage of chlorine removed, the “life” of the filter definition, and the true chlorine removal as a function of water volume. Claims of “removal” are worthless/meaningless. There are three primary types of filtration systems that are capable of removing chlorine: RO, Ionic, and pressed carbon block. (They MUST be pressed carbon block as opposed to “carbon” as the typical “carbon” filters are NOT efficient or effective over filter lifetime.) Most smaller systems are carbon based. RO and ionic are impractical for portable, shower applications.

    If we were to agree that say 90% is a useful level of removal efficiency, the typical standard carbon filter would only be rated at about 5 to 20 gallons of water, TOTAL! Hardly useful for the shower application! This is the problem…filter life. A pressed carbon block is good for about 1000 to 2000 gallons, but there is only one on the market, and it is not designed for the shower application.

    The reality is that the only effective option available is a whole-house system. (Typically ionic in nature) The available application-specific systems are NOT effective for any reasonable filter life.

    I am not trying to be negative, but I believe that your clients deserve the truth. They are NOT buying a product that can in any way be proven/demonstrated to in fact improve their health in any real sense. They are buying expensive placebos.

  5. Thanks Rick for leaving such a detailed comment, I appreciate it, yet am not sure if I can agree fully, however I believe all people are entitled to their opinion and have seen first hand how these shower filters have helped with dry itchy skin, asthma, and so forth.

    I have also wondered why I have to change the filter on my tap every 3 months or so but don’t have to worry about the one on my shower but once a year!

    This is exactly why we need more research and regulation for natural medicine therapeutics. I think for the average asthmatic reducing the total load of toxins they are inhaling is prudent, and if we can reduce chlorine damage to the lungs in the shower even incrementally that it is worth the $40 bucks.

    Thanks for stopping by with your expertise 😀 Dr. Nicole

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