We all know that tap water isn't the healthiest for you to consume without filtration. But if you refuse to drink it, why would you bathe or shower in it?
Your skin is the largest organ on your body. Everything you put on your skin is absorbed into your body. Including the water you shower in.
With this website you can check what chemicals are in your water WEBSITE
The site I linked directs you to the Los Angeles, California's water chemical levels. If you are not in LA's district, simply put your zip code on the top of the page and you can enter your water company.
If you notice, the levels in our water is: over healthy guidelines, over legal limit or have been detected.
What's so bad?
Did you know that you can absorb twice as much harmful chemicals through your skin and by the steam of your shower than by drinking water? We are exposing our self to Chlorine, and hydrogen sulfide; Biologicals such as Virus', Bacteria and toxoplasma; Dissolved Minerals like fluoride Article, lead and mercury.
I found this interesting:
Breast cancer now effects 1 in every 8 woman in North America and has recently been linked to the accumulation of chlorine compounds in the breast tissue. A study carried out in Hartford Connecticut, found that, "women with breast cancer have 50% to 60% higher levels of organochiorines (chlorination byproducts) in their breast tissue than woman without breast cancer." Article
Chlorine actually strips our natural oils from our skin and hair. Here are a couple shower filters that seem to get the best reviews:
VitaShower SF-1 Works great for removing chlorine and chloramines. It says it removes 99% of the chlorine in both hot and cold water and Vitamin C filters last about twice as long as KDF filters.
Sprite High Output KDF Romoves about 99% of the chlorine in the water.
Wellness Shower Filter This is what's in our home.
Using a shower filter, your skin with be softer, hair less brittle, eyes less blood shot and lower your chances of absorbing any harmfull chemicals into your body such as chlorine. Im not a shower expert but I do know using a filter on all your water sources will help you live a healthier life! xxx <3 A&L