Unfortunately, what we do not realize are the hidden dangers of tap water in the shower. A lot of research and information available today confirms that chlorine, SOC’s /VOC’s, and other chemicals found in tap water present justifiable health concerns such as asthma, skin irritations, certain types of cancer, as well as beauty disasters. However, with a shower water filter, you can considerably reduce the catastrophic effects of chlorine and other tap water contaminants.
If you are still sceptical about the need for shower filtration, here are some hidden benefits that should change your perspective.
Most people are allergic to chemicals and other pollutants in the air. When you bathe in hot chlorinated water, the chlorine in the water is vaporized into the deadly chemical chloroform filling the air in the bathroom. When inhaled, this chemical can cause grave respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Studies have also revealed that bathing in chlorinated water can also lead to breast and bladder cancers and reduced shower fatigue. With a shower water filter, the above threats are a thing of the past.
Dubai is a land of great wealth and beauty. However, with the high temperatures, regular showering is inevitable, but what about the quality of the water? While chlorine is vital for water treatment, constant exposure to chlorinated bath water strips the natural moisturizers from your hair causing it to dry and weaken. As such, hair loss in Dubai is a common occurrence. A shower water filter helps eradicate chlorine from the bath water helping your hair conserve its natural oils and moisture for a younger, healthier look and feel.
Chlorine is an active part in household bleach. And the bleaching propertias of chlorinated shower water can fade your hair color. But since the chlorine parts present in domestic water are in lower concentration, you will not realize it immediately, but with time, the color of your hair will begin to fade.
If you have ever spent a great deal time swimming in a chlorinated pool, you understand the harsh drying and itching effect chlorine can have on your skin. These same effects are experienced when you shower with unfiltered bath water. A shower filter takes away chlorine thus removing its ability to remove natural moisturizers from your skin. This prevents your skin from aging and prevents skin conditions like eczema.
It sounds illogical maybe, but that’s just because as compared to orally ingested chemicals and impurities from the water, these contaminants are instantly absorbed through the skin and into the blood stream, and which can then cause cell damage, hardened arteries, and even heart disease.
A good quality shower water filter can service your family for a whole six months. In addition, filter replacements are quite cheap compared to drinking water filters that use reverse osmosis. If you have two or three bathrooms in your home, two or three filters would cost you just a few Dirhams per shower.