Dr. Ralph gives some great advice on how to protect your health and help the planet with clean filtered water.
Most people when they are asked about filters on their water, assume that filtering tap water for drinking is the only thing to consider. Though as Dr. Ralph points out, showering in unfiltered water is more harmful as you are absorbing and inhaling chlorine with each shower or bath. Chlorine is a toxic poison and can cause many problems with your health and harm your immune system. This is something to consider for everyone, especially children.
Using a simple shower filter and a tap filter is a great solution to prevent the health risk. Their are many filters on the market, and their effectiveness varies depending on the technology and manufacturer. While any protection is better than none at all, we endorse certain filters that not only stop the Chlorine, but also address other harmful toxins like Lead, Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs), and Trihalomethanes (THMs) found in the water.
U.S. drinking water contains more than 2,100 toxic chemicals that can cause cancer.
–Ralph Nader Research Institute
The 2 options we support are the filtration solutions from Aquasana & NewWaveEnviro. You can pick up the NewWaveEnviro products in our store and we are working on getting Aquasana on our shelves too. Though for now, you can order either online from their websites. However, Aquasana offers a terrific solution for those who don’t wish to worry about always having a clean and working filter. Their Water4Life® program keeps your filters up to date while giving you a 20% discount and a fixed price for life on their products.