Throughout Australia, water is treated with chlorine. This is a cheap disinfectant, added to water in an effort to neutralise bacteria, parasites, viruses, and various harmful microorganisms before drinking water is distributed to households. Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, chlorine itself isn’t completely safe and questions have been raised about the effects of chlorine on the body. Not only does it make water taste unpleasant, it has the potential for harmful and toxic by-products in your water.
It’s important to understand that there are dangers associated with long-term consumption of high levels of chlorine, with links to serious health issues. Studies have shown that those who drink chlorine contaminated water have been found to be at a 93% higher cancer risk than those who weren’t exposed to such waste.
Chlorine and chlorine by-products are potential skin and eye irritants and, when using hot water, as in a shower, the steam containing chlorine vapours can become respiratory irritants. When inhaled, chlorine is transferred from the lungs into the blood stream. In the shower, which contributes about 60% of our exposure to chlorine, it can also cause our hair to become dry.
Chlorine also poses a significant risk to the environment, and was even used as a chemical weapon during World War I. Chlorine causes environmental harm at low levels and is especially harmful to organisms living in water and in soil. Chlorine is poisonous to fish even at very low levels.
Filtering water is the easiest solution to get chlorine out of your water, enabling you to avoid the long-term health damage associated with chlorine.
KDF (Kinetic Degradation Fluxion) is a patented speciality medium used in most shower filters and other water filtration. It can remove free chlorine, lead, mercury, nickel, chromium and other soluble metals. It also has ability to control bacteria, fungi, dirt, and algae.
Calcium sulphite removes all the chlorine, odour and taste, and is ten times more effective than active carbon. Only calcium sulphite has the ability to instantly remove chlorine from hot running water.
The filter is rated to 60,000 litres (15,000 gallons) or 12 months, which ever comes first. Easy to install and change refill cartridge.