The Sprite White High-Output Shower Filter (shown left) contains a reversible filter cartridge that will filter the shower water for one year. This high performance shower filter combines easy operation and maintenance with the ultimate in structural integrity and over-all reliability. The High Output is the strongest replaceable shower filter available on the market today
This Sprite Shower Filter features a replaceable filter with a lifespan of 1 year. In addition,they are all supported by a 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty or a limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty.
The Replacement Filter is "High Output Cartridge" (HOC).
It can be easily reversed and operated in both directions. Periodic reversing of the cartridge not only eliminates channeling (ensuring balanced filtration) but also back-flushes the filter.
Taking long hot showers is a health risk, according to research presented last week in Anaheim, California, at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Showers, and to a lesser extent baths, lead to greater exposure to toxic chemicals contained in water supplies than does drinking the water. The chemicals evaporate out of the water and are inhaled. They can also spread through the house and be inhaled by others. House holders can receive 6 to 100 times more of the chemical by breathing the air around showers and bath than they would by drinking the water.
On one hand, chlorination has freed civilization from the constant dangers of waterborne epidemics. On the other hand in the mid –70s scientists discovered that chlorination could create carcinogens in water. 80% of the population drinks chlorinated water. There was a higher incidence of cancer of the esophagus, rectum, breast and larynx and of Hodgkin’s Disease among those drinking chlorinated surface waters. Volatile organics can evaporate from water in a shower or bath. Conservative calculations indicate that inhalation exposures can be as significant as exposure from drinking the water, that is, one can be exposed to just as much by inhalation during a shower as be drinking 2 liters of water a day. People who shower frequently could be exposed through ingestion, inhalation and/or dermal absorption.
See http://tinyurl.com/y8jbxsu for more information on Chlorine and Hot Showers. But don’t let this scare you to death, we all grew up without Chlorine filtering shower heads, I’m just letting you know there are relatively inexpensive measure you can take. To me, installing this in the kids bathroom is very important.
or see http://tinyurl.com/ycnwswy
Back when I was really sick I was having severe “thyroid like” issues and in my reading read where Chlorine was bad for the thyroid gland. My research turned up this “Sprite High-Output Shower Filter” as the one that they tested that truly did removed the Chorine as advertised. This is a luxury I agree, and I don’t really think it’s required for recovery from Morgellons. However, if you or your family members love to take hot showers (and who doesn’t) it seems a good investment with the cost being roughly $40 dollars per shower head. You simply unscrew your old one and install this one. Don’t get the lesser “Sprite” model, you want the “Sprite High-Output Shower Filter”. You can order through Lowes and have it shipped to your local store with no shipping costs (most Lowe’s stores don’t carry it in stock).
From my reading breathing in all the steam is probably more dangerous that even the skin absorption.