When it comes to the kids, is tap water safe for bathing and showering? If you have chlorinated water, I have to advise you to invest in a showerhead filter that removes chlorine, as well as hazardous byproducts created by the chlorination process.
Chlorine is damaging to the skin and hair. It becomes vaporized in a hot shower and triggers asthma attacks. So, if you kids have asthma, they will have fewer attacks, once you install a chlorine filter.
In addition, the chlorination byproducts increase an individual’s lifetime risk of cancers of various types. The longer we are exposed, the more likely we are to develop these cancers. If you want to protect your children’s long-term health, invest in a showerhead filter that reduces THMs, as well as chlorine. Most of them were designed for cosmetic benefits only, so they only remove chlorine. If THM reduction is not certified, buy a different product.
When it comes to kids that swim regularly in chlorinated pools, is tap water safe for bathing and showering? Researchers say that the risk is unacceptable. We are exposed to many different toxins in various places throughout their lives. Don’t make the kids give up swimming. It’s good to be physically active. But, do install an effective showerhead system.
What about adults, only? Is tap water safe for bathing and showering, if you’re grown? If you’ve been taking a shower in chlorinated water all of your life, your risk of cancer is already pretty high. The only solution is to start trying to protect your health, now, before it’s too late.
Of course, you realize that you need a purifier for the kitchen sink, but do you leave it in the “on” position when you are washing dishes or gathering water to cook with. Researchers have shown that the level of THM in the bloodstream goes up, whenever we are heating unfiltered water. That means when you are washing dishes or boiling water, you are inhaling THMs. They also build up in the atmosphere of your home. So, if your home is not well ventilated, you are constantly inhaling these substances.
Here’s another question, just, for pet lovers. Is tap water safe for bathing and showering your dogs?
Until recently, we owned a cocker spaniel. She passed away not long ago, of old age. When we moved into our new home, she developed a terrible, itchy skin condition. She would bite herself frantically. The vet recommended regular shampooing with a medicated shampoo. But, the condition did not improve until we installed a showerhead filter. It was obviously a reaction to the chlorine. The levels are much higher here than they were in our first home.
You can rely on your treatment facility’s reports and assume that your health and safety are protected. But, that takes us back to the kids, again. The standards set by the EPA were created for a 175 pound adult. The EPA advises that children may need additional protection. There’s your answer to; is tap water safe for bathing and showering.