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How Filtration Removes Chlorine and Purifies Shower Water
sorry if this is overkill, but I thought this was important. The article I just posted said that a long hot shower is 100 times worse for you than drinking chlorinated water.
How Filtration Removes Chlorine and Purifies Shower Water
The state-of-the-art technology that filters chlorine, sulfur, smell, rust water and traces of heavy metals in The Filter is multi-fold: KDF™ (copper-zinc) and Chlorgon™ (mineral salts).
The Filters are designed to use a replaceable cartridge that is easy to install, user-friendly, and earth-friendly.
In the presence of rushing water, the KDF media acts like poles of a battery, the copper becoming the cathode (negative pole) and the zinc becoming the anode (positive pole), thereby creating a minute electrical current. Because free (pure) chlorine is a very unstable compound, in the presence of KDF the chlorine molecule gives up its outermost electron, allowing it to immediately bond with the copper and zinc elements, thus forming harmless, chelatable body salts (cupric and zinc chlorides).
KDF™ is a compound made of copper and zinc, two dissimilar elements in a granular form that operates by the law of opposites. It effectively removes up to 99% of free chlorine, varying amounts of iron oxides, hydrogen sulfide and small amounts of lead and keeps the unit bacteriostatic.
CHLORGON‘ is a mineral salt that removes combined chlorine.
CHLORINE: It is a toxic, inorganic chemical that kills bacteria and living organic matter, including epidermal (skin) cells and cells within the body. It is a bleaching agent that causes dry skin, brittle hair and has been linked to colon and bladder cancer. When vaporized in a hot shower or bath, it is also an irritant to the lungs and mucous membranes.
HEAVY METALS: In the presence of the KDF media and the minute electrical current it generates, small traces of lead and larger amounts of iron oxides literally remove themselves from the water by bonding with the copper and zinc compound, similar to electro-plating. Iron and sulfur readily bond to the media, so much so that if there is an excess of these two elements in the water, the life span of the filter will be slightly shorter, resulting in the need for more frequent cartridge replacements.
BACTERIA: The KDF‘ media is an inhospitable host for E. Coli and Pseudemonas bacteria and will inhibit their growth within the filter. KDF‘ keeps the unit bacteriostatic.
WHY KDF? WHY NOT CARBON?
As mentioned above, KDF is a bacteriostatic media. Carbon is not; it literally can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Also, in the presence of hot water, carbon tends to deteriorate, lose its adsorbent capacity, and may even “output” trapped contaminants. Conversely, KDF in the presence of hot water literally becomes catalyzed to perform more efficiently and does not release contaminants back into the water.
Thu. Apr 5, 2:15pm
c'mon. start a "chlorine is threatening our safety in the shower" group or team and stop posting this, now obvious, marketing sh*t!
Thursday, April 05, 2007, 2:55 PM
this is helpful thanks.
Thursday, April 05, 2007, 2:57 PM
this is a crock.
Thursday, April 05, 2007, 3:23 PM
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