What is a shower filter

Update:09 Sep 2020
A shower filter is a water filtration system that protects your skin and hair from dryness and irritation by eliminating chlorine and chloramines in the water. Chlorine can irritate many skin problems, exacerbating spots, acne and rashes. Your skin naturally produces oil to protect it from damage and overexposure. Chlorine strips these oils from the skin, making the skin feel rough and itchy. Chlorine can easily irritate any existing skin sensitivity, especially infants and children.

Chlorine is also harmful to hair. If you have dyed your hair, chlorine will fade the color prematurely and make your hair look flat and dull. Washing your hair with chlorinated water will make your hair brittle and dry and harden your bones. Chlorine can cause split ends, dye your blonde hair green, and cause dandruff to your family and pets. Just like the skin, chlorine removes the protective oil and makes the hair healthy and strong. This can lead to dry, itchy scalp and dull hair cells. If your water contains high levels of chlorine, which will disturb your skin and hair, then a shower filter will be a necessity in your home.

When you enter the shower, warm water and steam will open the pores. In a warm and humid environment, the skin absorbs more water (so why soaps and skin care products often instruct you to apply the skin to the skin that has been rinsed in warm water.) However, this also means that the skin is more likely to absorb chemicals and Contaminants in the bath. Chlorine has a low molecular weight and can easily pass through the skin and enter the blood when bathing. In addition, it is released as a breathable gas. In fact, taking a shower in chlorinated water for 10 minutes will expose you to more chlorine than drinking 10 glasses of chlorinated water.

Why is chlorine added to the water?
Municipal water treatment centers use chlorine to disinfect drinking water and make it safe for distribution throughout the city. When chlorine comes into contact with bacteria, it will break down through a process called oxidation. Introducing chlorine into a water source creates a weak acid called hypochlorous acid. Hypochlorous acid can penetrate the cell wall of bacteria and destroy it from the inside out. Chlorine is a very powerful disinfectant that protects urban water from pathogenic bacteria and harmful microorganisms.

However, there is no benefit in leaving chlorine in the water after its disinfection effect is complete. It has an unpleasant and unpleasant taste, giving your water a strong pungent smell and a strong chemical smell. In addition, it has become increasingly common for municipalities to use ammonia other than chlorine to treat water supplies. This produces a chemical by-product called chloramine. Chloramine is the culprit of the famous "pool water smell". Chloramine is considered to be a more effective disinfectant than chlorine, and it is much more difficult to remove chloramine from water than using chlorine alone. Although filter media such as carbon and KDF can successfully remove chlorine through adsorption, removal of chloramine requires a wider filter system or longer contact time.