Shower, Air, and Water Filters
- Last Updated: April 27 2013
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Through my involvement in the Lyme community, I meet with and talk to dozens of people each week. Surprisingly, very few of them use filtered water for showering and bathing or even drinking. Please consider these as an option for helping to remove unnecessary exposure and potential further damage to your health.
With the number of things that most of us likely already have in terms of toxins and the amount of work we do to remove them, why keep adding to the burden? If the toilet is already stopped up, would you want to keep adding more waste matter to it?
A long, hot shower or bath creates the perfect environment for the inhalation of toxic chemicals or penetration through the skin into the body. It is reported that the toxic elements one may introduce into the body from shower and bath water may be 100 times greater than that from drinking tap water. If we, as a society, focus on drinking bottled water, why do we also not install a relatively inexpensive shower filter to protect our health from the ravages of toxic chemicals?
"We conclude that skin absorption of contaminants in drinking water has been underestimated and that ingestion may not constitute the sole or even primary route of exposure." -American Journal of Public Health
For more information on the various options available, visit here. I have one of the Aquapure shower filters that they offer. When bathing, it is often best to fill the bath water with the shower attachments so that the water is filtered as this type of filter works better than most bath filters I have seen.
I don't think anyone would debate the need for filtering your daily drinking water as well to remove as many contaminants as possible from becoming an added part of your total body burden. There are many different options available.
In addition to having Lyme disease, mold sensitivity was also one of my challenges in addition to having a number of allergies. A good home air purifier can be a useful option; though it will generally not be enough to make an unsafe living environment save.
The unit that I use personally and think is an excellent option is the IQAir HealthPro Plus. I have been very pleased with it over the last several years. It is not cheap, but then I am breathing this air for 12 hours or more a day.
If you do use any of the products found on this page, I would welcome your feedback. If you have other devices that you have found even better, please let me know.
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