IMPORTANT NOTE: All shower filters listed on
this page from Sprite, CuZn and VitaShower remove chlorine.
Chloramine requires a different media type, so
only CuZn using KDF85 and the VitaShower remove chloramine.
Shower Water Filters for the Removal of Chlorine, Chloramines,
Heavy Metals and Other Water Pollutants
Most people regard a hot shower or bath as one of life's little
pleasures. However, what many people don't realize is the danger of
chlorine in the water. Although chlorine is universally used to
disinfect water, it is not safe for drinking, showering or
"Chlorine is so dangerous" according to biologist/chemist Dr.
Herbert Schwartz," that it should be banned. Putting chlorine in
the water is like starting a time bomb. Cancer, heart trouble,
premature senility, both mental and physical, are conditions
attributable to chlorine-treated water supplies. It is making us
grow old before our time by producing symptoms of aging such as
hardening of the arteries."
Chlorine and Your Health
Showering may negatively affect our health more than we ever
thought. Gasses, as a rule, are less soluble in hot water, and when
heated, the free chlorine in water escapes into the air we breathe.
When taking a shower, chlorine gasses are steadily increased in the
air to an extent that we breathe the harmful fumes. Regularly
taking hot showers with chlorinated water could irritate the lungs
and pose a health risk. And chloramine, made by combining chlorine
and ammonia, is even worse.
Chlorine and Aging
Studies published in Nature and Health magazine indicate
the likelihood that regular exposure to chlorinated water can
promote the aging process of the skin, much like extended exposure
Chlorine and Hair
"One out of every two clients coming into the salon has chlorine
damage to their hair," says Vancouver's top hairdresser Derek
London. "It's almost the same as oxidation from peroxide burning,
except chlorine adds density to the hair. You see a lot of breakage
and splitting. Hair tangles when it's shampooed and becomes
difficult to comb."