Aquanator Shower Filter, 5 Micron Particle Filter
5 Micron Particle Filter – Removes all particles in the water 5 micron or larger. KDF 55 (100g): Chlorine, Bacteria and soluble heavy metals removal. GAC (Granulated Activated Carbon) (40g): Chlorine, Lead Reduction, Cyst Reduction: Giardia, Cryptosporidium, Odor Reduction through absorption. CaSo3 (Calcium Sulfite) (40g): Chlorine Reduction through absorption. Creates “wetter water” by reducing water molecule reduction size. Chlorine is an unstable molecule that wants to bind with anything it can get its hands on.
When it comes in contact with bacteria or viruses, it destroys them in seconds. However, when it comes in contact with your skin it damages it. And in a hot shower your skin will absorb up to 12 times any substance, including chlorine, if it is present. In a hot shower, the steam becomes a carrier for the chlorine which essentially turns it into a form of chlorine gas that is breathed directly into your lungs. Chlorine is terrible for you on every level. It’s a known carcinogen – cancer causing element. Chlorine enters the body through the skin and inhalation while showering than through drinking tap water. Tap water often contains more chlorine than that found in swimming pools.
Chlorine is brutal on the hair and skin, causing it to dry and become brittle. Skin pores open and absorb up to 12 times more chlorine and other chemicals in a hot shower. Elevated levels of chloroform form in the air due to chlorine released from shower water. The hotter the water, the more is released. Chlorinated showering water can cause rashes and other skin irritations, especially amongst those who are sensitive to it. Inhaled chemicals make their way into the bloodstream much more quickly than ingested chemicals, without the added filtration benefits of digestion. Chlorform is one of the biggest contaminates in the average home. Chlorine is a known carcinogen.