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What harm does Chlorine do the the human body?
Even taking a long bath or shower increases a person’s risk for chlorine exposure because chlorine can enter the body through skin absorption or through the eyes, nose, and ears. Chlorine has long been used to disinfect our drinking water because it controls the growth of such unwelcome bacteria as Ecoli and Giardia.
What harm does Chlorine do to your skin
Taking a long hot shower can be relaxing to most people. But the chlorine used to keep out harmful bacteria from the tap water can also strip your hair and skin of its natural oils. This can cause dry skin, brittle hair or even eczema in serious case.
What are the differences between Chlorine and Chloramines
Chloramination is the treatment of drinking water with a chloramine disinfectant. Both chlorine and small amounts of ammonia are added to the water one at a time which react together to form chloramine (also called combined chlorine), a long lasting disinfectant.
Historically, drinking water disinfection with chlorine has been extremely successful in addressing bacterial and viral contamination. It has virtually wiped out waterborne diseases like typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery. However, chlorine disinfection may also cause health risks. When chlorine is added to the water, it not only kills bacteria and viruses, but it also reacts with other chemicals dissolved in the water to form new compounds, known as disinfection byproducts. Some of these byproducts, such as trihalomethanes, are thought to cause cancer and pose other long-term health risks. Chloramine, on the other hand, is a combination of chlorine and ammonia. While chlorine dissipates and evaporates into the air relatively quickly, chloramine is more stable and will last longer in the water system. The goal is to provide increased protection from bacterial contamination. Chloramine also happens to be the cheapest and easiest of the options available to water utilities. Yet even though the use of chloramine is convenient, it may not be safe.
Disinfection byproducts are created when the compounds used for disinfecting drinking water react with natural organic matter, bromide, or iodide. Research shows that the byproducts are highly toxic to mammalian cells like ours, and they’re known to affect cells’ genetic material, which can cause mutation or cancer. In studies, some of these byproducts, such as iodoacetic acid, have been shown to cause developmental abnormalities in mouse embryos. Other byproducts of chloramine use include the highly toxic human carcinogens hydrazine and N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Hydrazine is the primary ingredient in rocket fuel and is extremely toxic at very low levels in drinking water. NDMA is also a chemical used in the manufacture of rocket fuels. Both chemicals are a result of the chloramine’s combination of ammonia and chlorine, a potentially deadly cocktail.
VITAMIN C IS MOST EFFECTIVE IN REMOVING CHLORINE AND CHLORAMINE
Chloramine is a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, which is added to the water of many cities as a substitute for free chlorine.
Chloramine is removed from water with essentially the same strategies that are used to remove chlorine. This means that carbon filtration is very effective, but the problem is that it takes more carbon and more contact time to do the job. That presents a challenge for shower and bath filters because there is not enough carbon or contact time, plus hot water causes carbon to expand, causing the sloughing off of chemicals and compounds which had been adsorbed.
A better solution is a Vitamin C shower filter
Our Raindewfresh shower head contains Food Grade Vit C filter that can remove bot Chlorine and Chloramine effectively
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and sodium ascorbate completely neutralize both chlorine and chloramine (Wiki)
Vitamin C is a better solution to remove Chlorine and Chloramine (http://www.inspiredliving.com/chloramine-filters/vitamin-c-removes-chloramines.htm)
Is Vitamin C Good for Sensitive Skin
Protecting Your Skin From the Effects of Aging. Vitamin C is not only necessary for collagen production and maintenance, but it is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals in the skin.
How long does the filter last?
The filter in general last 45 days. It is depleted faster when run in hot water and when the shower time is longer.
We provide guarantee that our shower head is effective in removing Chlorine and Chloramine.
In the case where customer bought our product and tested that it is not effective in removing Chlorine. Please bring back to our office. We will test it and if proven so, we will refund money less admin cost (channel fee and shipping fee). Note that we have never encounter a case like this, thats because we have tested our product and is confident that it is working fine.