Do you have a shower filter/purifier?

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Do you have a shower filter/purifier?

#1 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:31 am

I have read in many places now that your body absords as much chlorine during a shower as it would had you drank 2 quarts of chlorine laden water. Apparently, the chlorine and other heavy metals cause vapours in a hot shower that you also breath in.

In short, shower water purifying devices remove chlorine and other heavy metals in the water in which you shower. So less of these chemicals is absorbed into your body through your skin while you shower.

I also heard that in addition to a greatly reduced exposure to and intake of carcinogenic and otherwise harmful chemicals, your hair and skin feel much softer and you have better hair days!!

I think when I have some money I am going to get one. Apparently they are about 30 bucks.

Anybody here have a shower water filter? Any thoughts on any of the above?

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#2 Postby Guest » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:47 am

is everyone on here really poor? i always hear people saying stuff like "when i have cash" or making reference to prices, but $30 for a water filter seems like fuck all to me.

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#3 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:04 am

Jza wrote:is everyone on here really poor? i always hear people saying stuff like "when i have cash" or making reference to prices, but $30 for a water filter seems like fuck all to me.


yup. currently i am paying ridiculous amounts of tuition, have no job, but lots of bills piling up. A $30 shower filter is a luxury for me at the moment.

I would rather spend the $30 on vegan supplements. But soon, I will hopefully have a decent paying job once I graduate.

So do you have a shower filter Jza?

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#4 Postby Guest » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:12 am

probably, i think our house is outfitted with them. even though i'm assuming our water quality is a lot better than yours, most places here have them installed for drinking and often showering.

i like a few chemicals though..it's like strength training for internal organs. :lol:

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#5 Postby veggymeggy » Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:32 am

compassionategirl wrote:
Jza wrote:is everyone on here really poor? i always hear people saying stuff like "when i have cash" or making reference to prices, but $30 for a water filter seems like fuck all to me.


yup. currently i am paying ridiculous amounts of tuition, have no job, but lots of bills piling up. A $30 shower filter is a luxury for me at the moment.

I would rather spend the $30 on vegan supplements. But soon, I will hopefully have a decent paying job once I graduate.


Amen to that....I just paid tuition, rent, car insurance (for the car I barely use) and a credit card bill this week....And I'm so far in the hole to my parents and other general debt, I can't even stop to think about it or I'll just cry :cry:

I can't remember the last time I spent more than 10$ all at once...I can't remember the last time I had that much!

I've never heard that about the showers, but that is a scary thought....definitely makes me want a filter. I am curious to read more about it.
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#6 Postby tylerm » Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:42 pm

I have a shower filter. I got it for free from a customer of mine in the water purification business. He had given me one a couple of years ago (they are disposable), and I really noticed a heavy chlorine smell when it wore out and I took it off.

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#7 Postby CrispyQ » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:49 pm

What you read about how much chlorine you inhale & absorb through your skin is correct.

I've used a shower filter for about 5 years now. We change the filter cartridge about once a year -- just two of us. The first thing I noticed was the lack of chlorine smell -- so nice! Within about 3 weeks, my itchy skin didn't itch as much & my hair was much softer.

I highly recommend it! I hope it's not against board rules, but I recommend this online store. I don't work for Gene, but he is vegan & a very reliable businessman. I have also purchased a home water distiller & a water filter for my kitchen sink from him & have always gotten good service. He will also send you a reminder when it's time to replace your cartridge.

http://www.pwgazette.com/shower.htm

He also offers vitamin C tablets that you can drop into your bath water that neutralize the chlorine. I've been using them for about a year now & they are great. I use to fill my tub up via the shower head to keep from soaking in chlorine. These are so much simpler!

http://www.pwgazette.com/vitabath.htm



And, finally, he has an online magazine that is full of facts & interesting humor. Here is one of my favorite pages, "Vegetarian Classified."

http://www.purewatergazette.net/vclassification.html
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#8 Postby veggymeggy » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:29 pm

Thanks CrispyQ! That's really helpful. How scary, something else I'd never even thought of polluting my body.
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#9 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 04, 2005 8:33 pm

hey thanks CrispyQ!!

ya, I too love taking nice hot baths-- all this time I have been soaking myself in chlorine and other heavy metals and chemicals!! Taking it through my skin and inhaling the dangerous gases that form!!!!

I will DEFINITELY be getting a shower filter asap -- it is now one of my top priorities. And now, I must go and take a chlorine and chemical laden shower -- and I am dreading it now!!!! I need to wear heavy duty protecive gear and gas mask just to take a shower!!! :shock:

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#10 Postby Hero » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:20 pm

Jza wrote:is everyone on here really poor? i always hear people saying stuff like "when i have cash" or making reference to prices, but $30 for a water filter seems like fuck all to me.



Im poor as all shit due to moving across the country and relocating my entire existence.

not everyone is rich.

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#11 Postby tylerm » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:06 pm

compassionategirl wrote:I will DEFINITELY be getting a shower filter asap -- it is now one of my top priorities. And now, I must go and take a chlorine and chemical laden shower -- and I am dreading it now!!!! I need to wear heavy duty protecive gear and gas mask just to take a shower!!! :shock:


haha, that is exactly what my girlfriend was like when we were inbetween shower water filters. She made a big fuss about it as if she had never showered without a water filter before, like it was toxic sludge she was stepping into :roll:

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#12 Postby compassionategirl » Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:18 pm

tylerm wrote:
compassionategirl wrote:I will DEFINITELY be getting a shower filter asap -- it is now one of my top priorities. And now, I must go and take a chlorine and chemical laden shower -- and I am dreading it now!!!! I need to wear heavy duty protecive gear and gas mask just to take a shower!!! :shock:


haha, that is exactly what my girlfriend was like when we were inbetween shower water filters. She made a big fuss about it as if she had never showered without a water filter before, like it was toxic sludge she was stepping into :roll:



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#13 Postby CrispyQ » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:56 pm

tylerm wrote:haha, that is exactly what my girlfriend was like when we were inbetween shower water filters. She made a big fuss about it as if she had never showered without a water filter before, like it was toxic sludge she was stepping into :roll:


Somedays I turn on the water & it smells like a swim pool!

BTW, I wonder if they've ever done a study on swimmers & if spending hours in a chlorinated pool has had any affect on them.
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#14 Postby Michelle » Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:59 pm

If I could afford it (and if I owed my house, instead of rent) I'd get a reverse osmosis system for the entire house. We use filters for drinking and cooking water, all the time. The water in our neighborhood is heavily chlorinated.

I didn't know they had shower filters, though. Is this something that has to be ordered online? Or can I get it from a Home Depot or something?

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#15 Postby compassionategirl » Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:35 pm

Michelle wrote:
I didn't know they had shower filters, though. Is this something that has to be ordered online? Or can I get it from a Home Depot or something?


I saw ones being sold at a health food store and I think home depot would sell them as well. or any local vendor in the business of water purification. Just look it up in your yellow pages phone book under "water purification" or something like that. or you could check out the link Crispy provided above.

The devices I saw were $30 Canadian and the lady explained that the hook up is onto your shower head was very easy and took only 2 minutes, which is good, because I am very mechanically challenged.


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