Berkey Shower Filters
You may be thinking… why would I want a chlorine shower filter? The answer may surprise you. Contaminants in your water are readily absorbed through your open pores while showering. Many authorities believe that we accept more chlorine into our bodies from one shower than from drinking 6-8 glasses of chlorinated water a day. Even worse, when that hot water containing chlorine vaporizes you are inhaling chlorine and possibly other nasty chemicals present in your water supply.
Beyond removing chlorine, Berkey shower filters remove many of the pollutants that can cause skin problems. With the removal of hydrogen sulfide, scale, and iron oxide (rust water), dry skin and damaging effects on hair and scalp dryness is reduced.
“I have the berkey drinking water filter and wanted to try the Berkey shower filter. I am very happy with it. After my shower I could brush through my hair without any detangler and when it dried my hair was soft and not as corse like it usually is. My sister also has the shower filter and loves it. It helped with her hair and the kids’. When the kids take a shower after swimming it rinses all the chlorine out and she can brush throught their hair easy as of before she could not. She also said the shower doors are always clean and clear with no lime/ water spots. All together – it’s great!” (Kathy)
Berkey Shower Filter
- Effective for both hot and cold water.
- Lasts 75,000 liters (25,000 gallons), or one year whichever comes first
- Reduces free chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale, and iron oxide (rust water)
- Reduces chemical absorption and vapour inhalation
- Reduces damage to hair and skin
- Eliminates foul tastes and odors
- Back flush attachment to prevent premature clogging
- Reduces lime, scale, mold and fungi in showers
- Available with massage shower filter head already installed
The Berkey Shower Filter will last 75,000 liters (25,000 gallons), or one year whichever comes first. As an added benefit, the shower filter media reduces lime scale, mold, and fungi in your shower. They are completely safe so the process is not toxic and does not cause any adverse side effects. If adding the filter only, your existing shower head must be an energy saving model with restricted water flow to 9.5 liters per minute. This is necessary for the filter to work properly. The Berkey shower filter is effective for both hot and cold water.
“I live in NYC and my water smells like it has a lot of chlorine. I bought this filter hoping this would help and it made a world of difference. My skin isn’t drying out so quickly anymore and my hair is actually softer and fuller.” (Mariella)
In the shower environment, chlorine can either be in liquid or gas state. At higher water temperatures in the enclosed shower stall, free-chlorine moves from the liquid to the gas state, where it vaporizes and subsequently is inhaled. Thus, the science behind the chlorine shower filters must take into account the unique situation in the shower, including temperature, flow rate and volume.
The Berkey shower filter works on a similar principle to a catalytic converter in an automobile. In shower filtration free-chlorine is converted into a harmless chloride. The scientific name for this chemical reaction is known as “Reduction-Oxidation”, commonly referred to as Redox. Redox reactions can be chemically complex. Simply stated, during a Redox reaction electrons are transferred between molecules, creating new elements. For instance, when free-chlorine comes in contact with the filtration media, it is changed into a benign, water-soluble chloride. This reaction changes free-chlorine to a larger chloride element, too large to evaporate or be absorbed by the skin. It is then carried harmlessly through the water supply.
“I have been using the berkey shower filter for about a month now. The flow from the shower head after going through the filter seemed to be decreased slightly but was acceptable. I did notice that the strong vapors were gone while taking a shower. Over all I think this is a good product and would recommend it.” (Travis, March 2009)
Berkey shower head water filter process media are high-purity copper-zinc formulations used in treatment applications to reduce free chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale, and iron oxide (rust water). Water filtered through redox media controls microorganism growth. Treating water reduces bacteria and other microorganisms by electron transport, causing cellular damage. High-purity copper-zinc redox media consistently remove 99% of free chlorine by electrochemically reducing dissolved chlorine gas to water-soluble chloride ions.
Notice of Limitations:
- The shower dechlorinator is designed for potable water systems.
- If adding the filter only, your existing shower head must be an energy saving model with restricted water flow to <9.5 liters per minute. This is necessary for the filter to work properly.
- Do not allow to freeze or use with water over 48 degrees C, (120 F).
- Maximum water pressure should not exceed 100 psi.
- Do not use in high iron content water systems that use chemicals such as polyphosphates.
- The shower dechlorinator is not to be used for drinking purposes.
The manufacturer, New Millennium Concepts, Ltd., warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. New Millennium Concepts, Ltd. will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period.
Conscious Water is based in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, and ships Worldwide.
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