Harms of Showering in Tap Water
The skin is the body's largest organ, this means that our skin easily absorbs pollutants and harmful contaminants from the diet, air, water, and environment around us which quickly enters our bloodstream. Whatever you put onto your skin, ends up inside of your body.
Did you know that chlorine in our tap water is a health hazard to both children and adults? Or that the risk of developing cancer is 93% higher in people who drink or shower in chlorinated tap water? Or that your body absorbs more toxic exposure from showering in tap water than you do from drinking it?
During the course of only one 10 minute long shower, you absorb more chlorine that you would when drinking 8 glasses of tap water.
Your skin absorbs hundreds of chemicals from your shower each and every single day. When we take hot and steamy showers in chlorinated tap water we inhale and ingest chemical gases into our bodies and our lungs. Research shows that we absorb up to 6X more volatile chemicals through our lungs and skin while bathing, than we do from drinking chlorinated water. Isn't that terrifying?!
Showering is the primary cause of elevated levels of chloroform in the average American home. When chlorine is used as a water treatment, it combines with organic matter to form compounds called trihalomethanes (THMs), also known as disinfectant byproducts. One of the most common THMs formed is chloroform, which is a known carcinogen that causes vitamin E deficiency, chronic kidney/liver failure, as well as other respiratory deficiencies.
If the use of chloroform is no longer allowed in medical procedures since 2017, why isn't is removed from our municipal tap water as well?
Chlorinated bathing water is attributed to:
- long-term hair loss
- dry scalp
- dental damage
- birth defects
- increased allergy symptoms
- increased risk of kidney, bladder, and rectal cancer
- greater risk of asthma, and may damage the mucosal lining of the respiratory tract
- free radicals in chlorinated water have been linked to liver malfunction, weakening of the immune system and pre-arteriosclerotic changes in arteries.
- autoimmune conditions and poor gut flora health
What is the long-term solution??
Introducing Enagic's shower filtration and remineralization machine - the Anespa. This ensures our skin stays clean, healthy, and hydrated by filtering out all chlorine and adding back in the minerals that our skin and hair truly need.
By using spa mineral stones, within the machine to remineralize your water, you can expect each shower and bath to feel like a luxurious spa experience in your own home.
Anespa machines are easy to install, and connect to all common shower and bathtub faucets around the world.
The Anespa comes with it's own state-of-the-art 4 stage showerheads system and allows you to switch back and fourth the flow of water between the showerhead and the main bath faucet.
It doesn't make sense to drink the healthiest, clean, hydrogen-rich Kangen Water only to soak your body in harsh and toxic chemicals.
Tufa - A mineral stone taken directly from the Futamata Radium Hot spring in Hokkaido, Japan. This stone gives the water the same gentle and relaxing effect of a hot spring.
MIC stone - Generates activated mildly alkaline water which is good for your skin.
Power stone - Generates strong negative-ions.
Interested in having an Anepsa system in your home? Contact Heather at the bottom of the page and I'll be more than happy to connect with you!