Following my research on the potential ills of over-chlorination in our drinking water, I became very curious about how much chlorine we absorb during our showers. Apparently, we absorb more chlorine during a 10-minute shower than by drinking 8 glasses of tap water. (1) Most substances applied on skins can be absorbed into our blood streams via our porous skin within minutes, not to mention our skin is our largest organ and is fully soaking in chlorinated water!
This video shows the speed at which chlorine can be absorbed into our blood stream:
Video: See how quickly chlorine is absorbed into our bodies through the skin.
The focus on chlorinating water has been to eliminate pathogens, and with good reason. According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council, more than 120 million people (about 50% of the population) may get unsafe water for consumption. Hence, chlorination of drinking water significantly reduced mortality rates associated with waterborne pathogen.
However, research is starting to reveal the risks of over-chlorination. For example, some have claimed that a substantial portion of the cancer risk associated with drinking chlorinated water; duration of exposure to chlorinated surface water was associated with bladder cancer risk among women and nonsmokers of both sexes. (1) Research from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands discovered that people who swam in chlorinated pools or polluted waters as children had 2.2 to 2.4 times the risk of developing melanoma compared to those who did not swim in chlorinated waters. (2)
“Chlorination of water rich in organic material is known to produce a complex mixture of organochlorine compounds, including mutagenic and carcinogenic substances. A historical cohort study of 621,431 persons living in 56 towns in Finland was conducted in order to assess the relation between historical exposure to drinking water mutagenicity and cancer…a statistically significant excess risk was observed for women in cancers of the bladder(relative risk [RR] =1.48, 95 percent confidence interval [CI] = 1.01-2.18),rectum (RR = 1.38, CI= 1.03-1.85), esophagus (RR = 1.90, CI = 1.02-3.52), andbreast (RR = 1.11,CI = 1.01-1.22).” – Cancer Causes & Control (3)
“The cancer risk to people who drink chlorinated water is 93 percent higher than those who don’t” — U.S. Council of Environmental Quality
What exactly is chlorine? Chlorine, # 17 on the Periodic Table of Elements, is, by itself, a yellow-green poisonous gas. Chlorine poisoning occurs when someone swallows or breathes in (inhales) chlorine. See all the symptoms of chlorine poisoning here. Chlorine was also the first poison gas to be used as a weapon during World War I. (4)
“Because of the corrosive effect chlorine had on organic matter, it was used as a horrendously effective weapon during World War One. By nature, the gas, which is heavier than air, stayed close to the ground and destroyed the soldier’s lungs.” — theaquifer.com
For the more beauty conscious, chlorine can cause fine lines and wrinkles, and some people may develop a rash from chlorine exposure.
With all these controversy around chlorine, I am not the taking the risk with my family so I decided to purchase a Aroma Sense shower head. The Aroma Sense shower head removes 98% of chlorine in the water by using Vitamin C equivalent to 3000 lemons! Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) removes chlorine by neutralizing the chlorine in the water, providing mild acidic clean water which is optimum for your skin and hair. Researches were conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) & US Department of Agriculture Forest Service have shown that Vitamin C is safe and works quickly for chlorine removal.
Aroma Sense shower head also releases 421,000 negative ions/cc air, which is 100 times more than around a waterfall. Read more on why negative ions are good for our health.
Other key benefits of Aroma Sense shower head:
- Adds Vitamin C equivalent 3,000 Lemons – A strong anti-oxidant!
- Comes with Aroma-Vita C gel filter that lasts up to 6,000 liters.
- Anti-bacteria ceramic balls help to remove germs in water.
- Micro Fabric filter helps remove contaminants, rust, and floating particles.
- Environment-friendly design uses 10~25% less water. Saves up to 36,000 liters of water per year
- Raises water pressure about 1.5 times higher than normal shower head for Spa Massage effect
- Easy to install & replace a filter
The Aroma Sense shower head was delivered quickly and the installation was simple! My mum loves to bathe even more after using Aroma Sense Shower Head. She describes the water as being “softer” and giving her a more comfortable bath!
Video: Watch to see all the health benefits of Aroma Sense Shower Head
Aroma Sense has received multiple patients and certifications for the technologies in its shower head. Even if you feel you are perfectly healthy, you can use Aroma Sense Shower head for chlorine free water when bathing for silkier hair and more firm skin! Aroma Sense Shower head also claims to relieve itching, help with eczema, improve skin condition by helping to create collagen, have a whitening and moisturizing effect for beauty care, help restore damaged hair and reduce hair fall!
For all these benefits, I was expecting Aroma Sense showerhead to cost a bomb! But they are surprisingly affordable.
- Big Aroma Sense Showerhead (AS-701) is $148
- Regular Showerhead (AS9000) is $128
- Vitamin C Gel Refill filter (3 sticks per pack) is $58
Only for Eatprayflying readers, you will enjoy a 10% discount off all the Aroma Sense items listed above!
To order, please send an email to [email protected] and cc the email to [email protected]. Please quote this discount code EPF10DISC to get 10% Discount off your purchase! Enjoy and please do write me to let me know your feedback after using the Aroma Sense shower head!
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