The Berkey shower filter is easy to install and is great for those who want the benefits of showering in filtered water along with a massage. Simply screw this onto the shower pipe coming from your wall and you're good to go!
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. The United States regulates all showerhead flow at 2.5 gallons per minute. Thus, the science behind shower filtration must take into account the unique situation in the shower, including temperature, flow rate and volume.
Documented scientific studies conclude that taking long hot showers is a potential health risk. In the enclosed shower stall, chlorine vaporizes where it is inhaled. To a lesser degree, dermal absorption also occurs. Medical studies suggest a link between absorption and inhalation of chlorine in the shower environment with elevated risks for diseases and serious illness. Showering in chlorinated water may also cause pre-existing conditions such as asthma and eczema, to become exacerbated.
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Our patented blend of high purity calcium, copper, and zinc media used in our 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.
In addition to the benefits of filtering water, there are cosmetic benefits. Symptoms of chlorine exposure are dry and/or flaking skin, dry brittle hair and red irritated eyes. Filtering your shower water reduces these symptoms!
- Effective for both hot and cold water.
- Reduces chlorine
- Reduces chemical absorption and vapor inhalation
- Reduces damage to hair and skin
- Eliminates dirts and odors
- Back Flush Attachment to prevent premature clogging
- Reduces lime, scale, mold and fungi in showers
- Also available with massage shower head already installed
The manufacturer warrants this product to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 6 months from date of purchase. The manufacturer will replace or repair any product that it deems is not properly functioning during the stated warranty period.
BigBerkeyWaterFilters is always at your service to assist you with any warranty claims, send you replacement hardware free of charge if needed, or provide system maintenance support during the life of ownership.
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The shower filters primarily remove chlorine from the water, thus working best for municipal water. I do think they would provide much benefit to the well water unless you shock chlorinate your well from time to time to disinfect it.
Fluoride is an extremely difficult contaminant to remove from the water. Due to the high water pressure of a shower, a filter at the shower head does not have enough contact time with the water to remove the fluoride. For this reason, this is no shower filters on the market that can do this at reasonably effective removal rates..