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Why Showering is Dangerous

Why Showering is Dangerous

Chlorine in Your Shower and Bath.

"Chlorine is used almost universally in the treatment of public drinking water because of its toxic effects on harmful bacteria and other waterborne, disease-caring organisms. But there is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows that chlorine in drinking water may actually pose greater long term dangers than those for which it was used to eliminate.

These effects of chlorine may result in either ingestion or absorption through the skin. Scientific studies have linked chlorine and chlorination by-products to cancer of the bladder, liver, stomach, rectum, and colon, as well as heart disease, The presence of chlorine in water may also contribute to the formation of chloramines in the water, which can cause taste and odor problems. “Since chlorine is required by public health regulations to be present in all public drinking water supplies, it is up to the individual to remove it at the point-of-use in the home.”

Kemysts Laboratory
Dr. Riddle, Ph.D.

The Facts are in. Researchers have now proven that it is unhealthy to shower or bathe in chlorinated and/or polluted, unfiltered water. "It is a real danger," say the experts.

When you shower or bathe, chemicals in the water vaporize, releasing poisonous gases from volatile organic compounds. This literally transforms the bathroom into a mini-gas chamber, filling it with toxic gases such as chlorine— a chemical used as a poisonous gas during World War I.

Chlorine attacks organic matter. It has been proven to be a major cause of cancer and has been linked to many diseases such as heart disease and birth defects. Because it chemically bonds with body proteins, it commonly causes brittle and dry hair; red itchy, burning eyes; and many skin problems, such as dry skin; red itchy skin; and different types of dermatitis.

Think about this: Diluted chlorine is toxic enough to kill all living organisms in the water. How could it not affect humans in some harmful way? Furthermore, like other volatile organic chemicals, it becomes even more dangerous once it is vaporized.

According to the Ralph Nader report, one inhales and absorbs 100 times the amount of chemicals from the water by showering or bathing than one would by drinking the same amount of water.

Even the EPA, after devoting so much effort to the secondary smoke issue, is now studying the carcinogenic (cancer-causing) effects of taking unfiltered showers and baths. Once its findings are made public, nearly everyone will want a shower and bath filter.

However, since overwhelming evidence about the harmful effects of chemicals in shower and bath water already exists, why endanger your health by waiting for a "Johnny-come-lately" EPA to confirm the obvious?

After you consider the evidence, it should be clear that shower and bath filters are a must.... now. But don’t go out and buy just any shower and bath filter. First...

"Cancer risk among people drinking chlorinated water is 93% higher than among those whose water does not contain chlorine."

U.S. Council of Environmental Quality
"Drinking tap water that is chlorinated is hazardous, if not deadly to your health."

Healthy Water for a Longer Life
Dr. Martin Fox
"Chlorine is the greatest crippler and killer of modern times. While it prevented epidemics of one disease, it was creating another. Two decades ago, after the start of chlorinating our drinking water in 1904, the present epidemic of heart trouble, cancer and senility began."

Saginaw Hospital
Dr. J.M. Prince, M.D.
"The cause of atherosclerosis and resulting heart attacks and strokes is none other than ubiquitous chlorine in our drinking water."

Dr. J.M. Prince, M.D.
"In the vast majority of cases where germ-free water is required whether for public supply or in the swimming pool, the process of disinfection will involve the use of chlorine in one form or another."

Chemistry and Control of Modern Chlorination
Dr. A.T. Palin, Ph.D. (O.B.E.)
"A Professor of Water Chemistry at the University of Pittsburg claims that exposure to vaporized chemicals in the water supplies through showering, bating, and inhalation is 100 times greater than through drinking the water."

"As chlorine is added to kill pathogenic microorganisms, the highly reactive chlorine combines with fatty acids and carbon fragments to form a variety of toxic compounds, which comprise about 30% of the chlorination by-products."

"During the mid-1970s, monitoring efforts began to identify widespread toxic contamination of the nationís drinking water supplies, epidemiological studies began to suggest a link between ingestion of toxic chemicals in the water and elevated cancer mortality risks. Since those studies were completed, a variety of additional studies have strengthened the statistical connection between consumption of toxins in water and elevated cancer risks. Moreover, this basic concern has been heightened by other research discoveries."

The Nader Report — Troubled Waters On Tap
Center for Study of Responsive Law.
"The national Academy of Scientists states that people die in the United States each year form cancers caused by ingesting the contaminants in water. The major health threat posed by these pollutants is far more likely to be from their inhalation as air pollutants. The reason that emissions are high is that water droplets dispersed by the shower head have a larger surface-to-volume ratio than water streaming into the bath."

Science News, Vol, 130
Janet Raloff
"Evidence points to chlorine-based compounds (organochlorines) as significant contributors to the epidemic of chronic illnesses in humans, including breast cancer in women, and reproductive, developmental, immunological, behavioral and endocrine disorders. In addition, chlorine-based chemicals, like CFCs and other refrigerants, are primarily responsible for the destruction of the Earth’s protective ozone layer."

Greenpeace. -Jan. Feb. & Mar., 1993
"A long, hot shower can be dangerous. The toxic chemicals are inhaled in high concentrations."

Bottom Line August 87
Dr. Julian Andeiman, Ph.D.
"Skin adsorption of contaminants has been underestimated and ingestion may not consitiute the sole or even primary route of exposure."

American Journal of Public Health
Dr. Halina Brown
"You get more toxic exposure from taking a shower than from drinking the same water."

...Summary statement from a recent study at a major U.S. university and as reported in Science News, vol 130, Sept. 20 1986

Consider the Following Facts About the Shower and Bath Filter Marketplace.

Because we were looking for the best shower and bath filter to sell, we carefully examined every shower and bath filter in the market. We came to the conclusion that none of the existing shower and bath filters are any good. First, they were too small. When 2 to 6 gallons of water pass through a small filter every minute, it is impossible for the filtering material to have the necessary time to absorb most of the chemicals. In addition, the very limited amount of filtering material gets used up and worn out quickly — sometimes in only a few days.

Second, the filtering material in almost all shower filters is granulated. The problem with granulated filtering material is that most chemicals pass between the loose granules without bring absorbed. If you can imagine trying to keep mosquitoes out of your house by putting chicken wire across the windows, you have a useful analogy for understanding how ineffective granulated filters really are.

Third, many shower filters use KDF-REDOX/oxidizing media to change unbound chlorine into zinc chloride. This essentially causes a chemical change and not a chemical removal. Hence, these “filters” are not really filters; and, more importantly, they are not very effective. For example, unlike the Ultra-Pure Shower and Bath Filter, they do not remove chloramines (chlorine + ammonia), complex (bound) chlorine compounds, or most chemical contaminants.

Fourth, the filter housing on almost all shower filters is glued or welded together, which makes filter changes impossible. This makes no sense at all — especially since these small filters have a tendency to clog up and/or stop working in a very short time. This is because there is not much filtering material in small filters.

The Answer: The Ultra-Pure Shower Filter

Rejoice! All the problems with other shower filters are solved with ours — The Ultra-Pure Shower and Bath Filter.

First, our filter is large — 12" or 22" long and 4 1/2" in diameter. (But don’t worry. It is a space-saver that hangs along the wall, out of the way.) Because of it’s large size, the water remains in contact with the filtering material long enough to allow for a very high percentage of chemical removal/absorption. Also, because of its large size, the easily replaceable filter lasts approximately 6 months for the 12" filter and 12 months for the 22" filter (with average quality water for 2 people). In addition, unlike smaller filters, it will not significantly restrict the flow of shower water.

Second, instead of ineffective and problematic granulated filter material, The Ultra-Pure Shower and Bath Filter cartridge uses either the Micro-Fine 1 or Micro-Fine 5, consisting of a large, densely packed solid block of the finest, most chemically-absorbent materials available. The filter cartridge is so effective that few chemicals are able to make their way through the filter with out being absorbed. In fact, the water that comes through our shower and bath filter is of higher quality than the water provided by over 90% of the drinking water filters on the market!

Unlike almost all of our competitors’ filters — which only remove some of the chlorine (not as high a percentage as ours) from the water and nothing else — the Ultra—Pure Shower Filter removes a very high percentage of almost all chemical contaminants. Its performance is "full-spectrum". When you consider that our economically priced shower and bath filter provides full-spectrum, state-of-the-art filtration performance and has a long-lasting, easily replaceable filter cartridge encased in an attractive, ultra-durable canister, you can only reach one conclusion: The Ultra-Pure Shower and Bath Filter is the answer!

Note: Shower filters are best suited to people living in apartments and condominiums. House owners should purchase a whole house filter. The reason for this is because the whole house filters are much larger and they are hooked up to the cold water before it is heated. When the water is filtered cold and through a much larger filter you get much better absorption of the chemicals into the carbon and much better chemical removal! Shower filters can only do a partial job due to the heat and speed of the water through a shower filter which is to small to do the complete job. Shower filters are less effective (by far) than a good whole house filter.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee with our shower and bath filter. Please call us if you have a problem; we will be glad to correct it. We have been selling this filter for quite a while now, and the response has been rave reviews and hundreds of “thank you” letters and phone calls.

Accordingly to our customers, this shower filter has cured brittle and dry hair; red itchy, burning eyes; nagging and persistent cough (due to chlorine irritation of the lungs): and many problems, such as dry skin; red, itchy skin; hives; rashes; and different types of dermatitis. Nearly everyone can feel the difference.

This shower filter certainly won’t cure every health problem. But we garentee you will at least notice some positive changes in the way your skin and hair feel.

Why Poison Yourself Another Day? ...Act Now!

After considering what the experts say about the risks involved with taking unfiltered (chlorinated or chemicalized) showers and baths, and after realizing that the Ultra-Pure Shower Bath Filter is the answer, why continue to poison yourself?
Act now and CALL US TODAY! 858.270.7532