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Bath and Shower Filtration--Reduce Your Exposure to Chlorine and Chloramine
March 14, 2023

Water Benefits Health News, Issue #85

March 14, 2023

Hello Water Friend,

This issue is about the serious health risks associated with bathing and showering in unfiltered tap water that contains, in most cities, significant amounts of chlorine and chlorine by-products.

You can read more about the specific health risks in the following articles.

The good news is that removing chlorine from tap water is easily remedied by installing a whole house water filtration system, which solves the problem for drinking water as well as bath and shower water.

The less expensive alternative would be to purchase a replaceable shower filter and/or bath filter, in addition to a drinking water filter.

The bottom line is that chlorine and its by-products are toxic chemicals. I believe installing at least a shower filter (about $30) with a filter you can replace every 6-12 months is well worth the investment.

I hope you will check out the info for yourself, and see if it makes sense for you and your family.


Nancy Hearn, CNC

Feature Article

Chlorine in Tap Water—Why Use a Bath and Shower Filter

With few exceptions, most U.S. municipal water treatment systems use chlorine in tap water for disinfection purposes. Chlorine is a chemical that is effective at killing different types of biological organisms in groundwater, such as harmful bacteria and viruses.

Exposure to chlorine in tap water is not considered harmful by the water treatment authorities.

However, it is still a toxic chemical, and scientific studies have clearly shown that ongoing daily exposure to chlorinated water, both by drinking it and also by bathing and showering in it, is detrimental to health.

This article is focused primarily on the health risks associated with bathing and showering in unfiltered chlorinated water.

To put it simply, according to the U.S. Council of Environmental Quality, “Cancer risk among people using chlorinated water is as much as 93 percent higher than those whose water does not contain chlorine.”

Read more here . . .

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Nancy Hearn is a certified health and nutrition consultant, hydration specialist, fitness advisor, and freelance web writer. She is the author of and has published numerous health articles and eBooks.

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