Berkey Chlorine Shower Head Filter


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  • $ 63.00
  • Regular price $ 80.00


Showering with water the way it was meant to be

 

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 shower head 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.

The Berkey Shower Filter uses a patented blend of high purity calcium, copper, and zinc media known as KD-55, one of the few media that retains its dechlorinating properties in bot cold and hot water. The dechlorinating water filter operates on principles similar to catalytic converters, the main component of emission controls in vehicles. In shower filtration free chlorine radicals are 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.

  • The Berkey Shower filter is designed for those who want the benefits of showering in filtered water
  • Reduces up to 95% of chlorine
  • May be used with your existing shower head. Also available with massage shower head already installed
  • Designed to last for 20,000 gallons or one year, whichever comes first
  • Easy installation of replaceable cartridge with self-sealing threads
  • "Full flow" filter insures even distribution of water throughout the media
  • Easy installation of replaceable cartridge with self-sealing threads
  • Back Flush Attachment to prevent premature clogging
  • Reduces chemical absorption and vapor inhalation
  • Effective for both hot and cold water
  • Contains bacteriostatic media (KDF-55)
  • Reduces damage to hair and skin
  • Eliminates dirt and odors
  • Reduces free chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale, and iron oxide (rust water)
  • BPA free
  • Do not use with shut-off valve

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