Did you know that most cities and towns in Australia and World-wide now treat their water with chloramines instead of chlorine?
The only proven, tried and tested method that exsists to remove these harmful chloramines is to use a Vitamin-C based shower filter.
You can absorb more chlorine from one shower than a whole week of drinking chlorinated water. Chlorine damages your hair, skin and is easily absorbed into the body via the skin and inhalation of chlorine gas & steam via the lungs.
Chlorine is proven to cause damage to body cells, with more long term effects including asthma, kidney damage and even cancer.
Chlorine is also known to cause wrinkles and dry, blotchy skin which in turn can lead to skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
How effective is Vitamin C at removing Chlorine and Chloramines?
Vitamin C shower filters are very effective in removing chlorine and chloramines from shower water. Chloramine or NH2Cl (a combination of chlorine and ammonia) is now commonly being used in place of chlorine for disinfection, but chloramines are not easily removed from water. Carbon filters are virtually useless in showers, because they do not work when the water is warm, and they also get clogged fairly quickly. KDF filters also don’t perform well in hot water, and they don’t remove chloramines. However, Vitamin C filters can remove chloramines effectively from water. To back this up, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission now states on their website that only Vitamin C can be used to remove chlormaines from municipal water. Here is the quote from the Commission:
"Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has recently been included in AWWA Standard (AWWA, 2005b) as one of the methods for dechlorination of disinfected water mains. SFPUC and other utilities have used Vitamin C for dechlorination prior to environmental discharges of chlorinated and chloraminated water. Since ascorbic acid is weakly acidic, the pH of water may decrease slightly (Tikkanen et al., 2001). Ascorbic acid has been used for a long time as one of the dechlorinating agents for preservation of chlorinated or chloraminated water samples for laboratory analysis."
Vitamin C filters are simple in design — they contain a solid block of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), and water runs through the filter and comes into contact with the Vitamin C. The Vitamin C neutralizes 99.9% of the chlorine and chloramines in the water, and their effectiveness does not diminish until the Vitamin C is completely used up.
ABS chrome shower filter, 2 x vitamin c filter cartridges, installation instructions, plumber's tape.