Hot showers are very dangerous to your health

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The following article is reposted from www.sixwise.com

When you step into your hot shower, you are inadvertently exposing your body to a slew of toxins that can damage your health, inside and out.

hot showerBy taking a hot shower you end up absorbing over 600 percent more chlorine and other chemicals than you would from drinking the same un-filtered water all day!

These toxins stem from a chemical that is added to the water supply on purpose, ironically to kill bacteria. The chemical is chlorine, and it’s added to all public water supplies to kill disease-causing bacteria in the transport pipes and the water itself.

But while chlorine is a highly effective disinfectant, it, and its byproducts, can be devastating to your health.

There are numerous studies that link drinking chlorinated water to increased risks of cancer, birth defects, miscarriages, and more. But what you may not realize is that showering or bathing in chlorinated water can be just as dangerous as drinking it, and even more so.

Two-Thirds of Your Exposure to Chlorine May Come From Showering

When you shower, the warm water opens up your skin’s pores, making it like a sponge for chlorine. Meanwhile, the steam in your shower, which you readily inhale, is full of chlorine and its byproducts as well. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, some estimates say that steam can transport into your body up to 100 times the toxic chemicals as you would get from drinking tap water.

Meanwhile, when you drink chlorinated water, some of these toxins get filtered by your kidneys, liver and digestive system. This is not so when you breathe in these chemical vapors; there is no filtering, just a direct route to your blood stream.

Take, for example, a study published in a 2007 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. The study participants who drank chlorinated water had a 35 percent increased risk of bladder cancer. However, those who spent time swimming in chlorinated pools had a 57 percent increased risk, and those who took long showers or baths also had an increased risk of bladder cancer.

shower steamThe steam from your shower can contain up to 100 times the chemicals as the tap water itself.

According to some estimates, by taking a hot shower you end up absorbing over 600 percent more chlorine and other chemicals than you would from drinking the same un-filtered water all day!

The Dangers of Chlorine Byproducts

Chlorine is not the only toxin in your shower. When this chemical comes into contact with other naturally occurring elements in water, it forms dangerous byproducts such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and chloroform.

Studies have linked these chlorine byproducts to many serious health risks such as:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Eczema

“Showering is suspected as the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in nearly every home because of the chlorine in the water. Chloroform [a known carcinogen] levels increase up to 100 times during a 10-minute shower in residential water,” according to Dr. Lance Wallace of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Chlorine is also detrimental to your skin and hair, where it robs moisture and elasticity, leading to dry, itchy skin and brittle hair.

Wellness Shower: Why Filtering Your Shower’s Water is Essential

“Taking long hot showers is a health risk,” a study in New Scientist reported. “Showers, and to a lesser extent baths, lead to a greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking it.”

The article continues, “The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. They can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. Householders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water.”

The good news is that chlorine and other chemicals can be easily removed from your family’s shower with The Wellness Shower Filter.

The Wellness Shower effectively reduces up to 99 percent of chlorine from your shower’s water for up to 24 months, which is two or three times longer than any other shower filtration system available. But that’s not all.

The Wellness Filter concept was developed in the 1980s by Harusuke Naito, a renowned Japanese sports physiologist and Olympic swimming coach who wanted to produce “perfect water” for his professional athletic clients.

Haru believed that even subtle differences in water purity, surface tension and mineral content could affect body hydration, cellular function, and athletic performance. After extensive field research and study he began experimenting with various natural filtering media in an effort to produce the world’s best water.

Your Skin Will Feel the Difference

The Wellness Filter is now widely known for its ability to enhance water beyond the reach of conventional water purification systems.

At the heart of its enhancement ability is an array of permanent, exotic media that until recently have not been seen outside of Japan. After the water is purified, these media induce into the water a unique combination of water-soluble trace minerals and ions that Japanese researchers believe aid the body’s biochemical functions and cellular health.

In addition, the filter also contains a special far-infrared emitting ceramic media, which imparts reduced ions into the water. These ions provide a mild antioxidant effect in the body when consumed and on the skin when bathing. This aids your body in neutralizing free radicals, which are believed to be a primary factor in aging and in the development of cancer.

Because of its ability to purify as well as enhance water, the Japanese Ministry of Health now uses the filter in over 100 of its hospitals. Japanese doctors routinely prescribe the filter to their patients for general good health and to aid the body in fighting specific chronic conditions. Japanese life insurance companies have also recognized its unique qualities and now offer reimbursement programs for the filter when a patient gets a prescription from his doctor (the only filtration system ever granted this insurance status).

You owe it to yourself, and your family, to shower in the luxury of pure water. With The Wellness Shower you’ll notice the difference in your skin and hair after just one bath or shower. It’s like bringing a spa into your home.

  • Effectively reduces up to 99% of chlorine for 24 months
  • Increases hydration of skin and hair by 115%
  • Used by the #1 Health Spa in the world
  • Antioxidant effect assists your body in repairing damaged skin and hair
  • Helps eliminate bad hair days
  • Supports your body’s ability to resist undesirable bacteria & fungus
  • Helps promote a healthier, sanitized shower
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7 thoughts on “Hot showers are very dangerous to your health

  1. I’m pretty sure the amount of chlorine in water that is vaporized is not as harmful as you say. I believe that basically anything we come into contact with could have a diverse effect. That doesn’t mean we should be afraid. Because of weeks of research I found that hydrotherapy in my Steam Shower is a great health benefit. It does the opposite and helps release the toxins from my body. Through sweat and other means our body rids itself of the heavy metals and bacteria. So in all, I call BS. But thanks for the siren.

  2. Our older son is far too impatient to sit in the Epsom salt baths. We finally gave up a switched to a supplement call methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). It is two methyl groups attached to a sulfoxide group and the body will convert it to sulfate if (a big if) the body’s transulfuration pathway is working correctly. It worked great for our son, no more red ears and a significant improvement in his chronic allergic shiners.

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