Shower Filter - New Millenium
improved Berkey Shower Filter™ unit will typically last 20,000
gallons or one year, whichever comes first. While testing was
performed under standard laboratory conditions, actual performance
may vary. The Berkey Shower Filter™ unit contains a new and
improved shower filtration media, which is most effective in reducing
free chlorine, hydrogen sulfide, scale and iron oxide (rust water).
The Berkey Shower Filter™ process media works in a wide range of
temperatures with a maximum operating temperature of 120 degrees
dirt and odors
damage to hair and skin
for both hot and cold water
chemical absorption and vapor inhalation
Flush Attachment to prevent premature clogging
installation of replaceable cartridge with self sealing threads
Flow" filter insures even distribution of water throughout the
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.
chlorination is a long established public health practice necessary
for the disinfection of drinking water, consumers are aware of the
health benefit drinking filtered water can provide. However, it's
surprising for some people to learn that 50% of their daily exposure
is in the shower. The other 50% comes from their drinking water.
Therefore, filtering shower water is equally as important as
filtering drinking water.
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. Chlorine is added to kill pathogenic microorganisms,
such as bacteria. The highly reactive chlorine combines with fatty
acids and carbon fragments to form a variety of toxic compounds.
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
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.
a patented blend of high-purity calcium, copper and zinc; the Berkey
Shower Filter™ unit 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. This is too large to
evaporate or be absorbed by the skin. It is then carried harmlessly
through the water supply.
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