Is Your Shower Water Dangerous To Your Health?

Many Americans – up to 80 percent – drink water that has chlorine in it. While
many people now use water filters in conjunction with their faucets for drinking
, many do not consider the amount of chlorine absorbed through a shower.

Since skin absorbs water – by some estimates a 10-minute shower is equivalent to drinking two gallons of chlorinated tap water. A shower filter may be in order, to help combat the effects of chlorinated water, which may include an increased risk of cancer and reproductive problems. Look for a carbon-based filters and KDF filters made of copper and zinc for your showerhead – both help to remove chlorine.

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