Seven Undeniably Good Reasons to Drink Filtered Water

Should I Drink Filtered Water?

Welcome to Part 1 of The Zen of Pure Living.

The first of 12 installments that will help you live healthier and wiser at home. You can rely on this advice because it’s science-based and thoroughly researched.

Let’s start with the basics – clean drinking water.


Seven Undeniably Good Reasons to Drink Filtered Water


Sometimes, you worry about what’s in your drinking water. Some of the stories you read strongly suggest that you should filter your water, but you wonder if the authors are exaggerating.

It’s troubling to think that your tap and bottled water are not safe.

Aren’t regulations in place to make sure you have the cleanest drinking water?

The answer may surprise you. You may want to start drinking filtered water.

Here are seven good reasons why.


Reason #1 

Tap water has hundreds of contaminants from a growing list; a lot for a regulatory body to keep up with


Tap water has contaminants from agriculture (pesticides, fertilizers), industrial pollutants, urban runoff chemicals (car emissions, road surfaces, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, flame retardants), and water treatment chemicals (disinfectant byproducts like trihalomethanes & haloacetic acids).

It’s an overwhelming list, isn’t it? Especially since studies have linked many of these contaminants to cancer and liver, kidney and nervous system problems.

So what’s the problem? New chemicals are being constantly developed, so the list of contaminants for the EPA to regulate continues to grow.

To see what type of problem this creates, think of what happens in an overcrowded classroom.

Say you’ve got an outstanding third grade teacher who starts the year with a class of 20 students. During the year, the principal sends a new student to his class every week.

How well do you think that teacher is doing by midterm when the class goes over 35? How about spring break when the class is over 45?

Probably not very well. In fact, you can imagine that this outstanding teacher is struggling terribly with a class that is too large and bursting at the seams.

The same situation applies to the EPA and water contaminants. Lots of contaminants, new contaminants piling up and not enough time or resources for studies and regulations.

 


Reason #2

EPA enforceable standards are not always stringent enough


Did you know that the EPA sets two levels for water departments?

You are probably wondering how this works.

The EPA sets two contaminant measures-one standard is enforceable while the other is not.

  • The unenforceable standard is the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG). The EPA sets the MCLG at a level where they expect no adverse health effects.
  • The enforceable standard is simply called the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) – this is often set higher than the goal

Think of the MCLG as considering your health and the MCL as considering your health and the costs of removing contaminants.

As a result, your tap water may have unhealthy levels of contaminants (exceeding MCLG) but still be meeting the enforceable standards (meeting MCL).

It’s a troubling thought, isn’t it?

Your water is not meeting the EPA experts’ standards for good health because the EPA also factored in the cost of meeting those safety levels.

To get an understanding of how this works, consider arsenic standards.

The EPA classifies arsenic as a known human carcinogen. Its MCLG is 0.00 meaning that to avoid any adverse health effects, water should not contain any arsenic. However, arsenic’s MCL or enforceable level is 0.01 which allows water supplies to contain arsenic and meet standards.

You’re probably not on board with drinking arsenic–didn’t think so.

 


Reason #3

The EPA does not regulate all pollutants


The EPA does not regulate all pollutants. In fact, a 2009 study detected 316 contaminants and 202 of those contaminants had no safety standards. About 132 million people in the US had unregulated pollutants in their tap water according to the study.

Admit it. You’d rather have safety standards for more contaminants.

In the 2009 study, only 1/3 had safety levels. Does that seem like enough to you?

 


Reason #4

Your water department isn’t perfect


It’s possible that your water department is failing on certain regulatory standards.

People make mistakes. Processes fail. Equipment malfunctions. When these mistakes happen, they can affect many people.

For example, during 2004-2009, EWG reports that water departments serving 53 million people failed to meet the goal for Trihalomethanes a “likely carcinogen” according to the EPA.

 


Reason #5

Your house plumbing can add contaminants


Your house plumbing could be contributing to contaminants because water pipes can add significant pollutants to your water.

As your tap water travels from your water treatment plant into your house, it can pick up contaminants along with way. It’s up to you to control these contaminants.

 


Reason #6

Fluoride levels may exceed healthy levels


Tap water contains fluoride which can cause adverse health effects. A 2006 study of Fluoride in Drinking Water sponsored by the EPA recommended lowering the MCLG due to concerns about increased bone fracture rates and enamel fluorosis in children 0-8 years old. The committee also recommended further study about fluoride’s impact on thyroid and brain functioning.

Unfortunately, the MCL and MCLG are still set at 4 mg/L, an unsafe level according to the committee. For a full copy of the report, click here.

Seems hard to believe, right?

A huge study conducted by many experts from around the country says that the fluoride goal is too high nine years ago, and the goal hasn’t been reset.

 


Reason #7

No one regulates bottled water


You may think that bottled water is a great solution since it’s clean and pure. Advertisements say that bottled water is pure, but how do you know?

The answer is…you don’t know.

Why? Because the bottled water industry is unregulated.

Really! No one is regulating or testing what goes into your bottled water.

And then there’s the problem with plastic waste as well as plastics leaching into your bottled water.

Bottled water doesn’t look very attractive, does it?

 


How to get the cleanest water


To get the cleanest water, use a water filter. You can easily install some solutions without a plumber.

Do you need help finding the best water filters? Learn more about water filters and solutions.

Want to fast track this? Find the right water filter type and brand using The Minimalist Guide to Water Filters for unbiased, performance-based recommendations.

Now, you’re armed with the facts about your drinking water, and you know that finding the right solution is pretty easy.

So, what’s stopping you from drinking filtered water?

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Seven Good Reasons to Drink Filtered Water

Sources:

  • 2012 Edition of the Drinking Water Standards and Health Advisories; US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPAs Standards 2006. For full report http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11571.html
  • EPA.GOV: Fluoride at a Glance
  • Environmental Working Group: Study Finds Hundreds of Pollutants in Nation’s Tap Water, Dec 2009,

13 Proven Ways to End Stress & Be Happy

 

13 Proven Ways to End Stress & Be Happy

Do you ever feel like no matter what you can’t reduce your stress? Can you remember a time when you didn’t feel stressed and a bit unhappy? Then, this article is for you.

You’ll get a new perspective on controlling stress. And, you’ll discover easy ways you can instantly feel better.

So put those stressed-out thoughts on hold for a few minutes because these methods are just too good to miss. Your happiness is waiting for you.

Try these 13 tips to end stress and be happy today.


1.  Simple Secret to Getting Unstuck


You’ve got to try this.

It will take only 10 minutes of your time. Turn on some rhythmic music. Begin by shaking your whole body from your feet, through your knees, hips and shoulders and to your chest. Shake strongly. Let your shoulders relax, your jaw hang open and your head go.

Do this for 5 minutes. You’ll feel silly but don’t stop or slow down.

Then stop. Pay attention to your breathing and body. Take deep belly breaths for 1-2 minutes.

Next, turn up the music for dancing. Dance freely for 3-5 minutes. Try to select an upbeat song. Finally, relax for a few minutes at the end.

Be honest. You’re not sure about this one.

But, shaking and dancing will fix your stress problem! To read more about this, check out “Unstuck-Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey Out of Depression” by James S. Gordon, MD. You’ll be glad you did.

 


2. For On the Spot Stress Reduction, Do This


You’ll like this easy one.

It’s a great stress rescue and takes only a minute. You can try it now. Extend your arms over your head in the shape of a V and form V’s with your fingers.

Smile.

Sense the change in your body (all sorts of good physiological things are happening to you now!). You feel better already, right?

You can use this as a rescue when your boss says something unpleasant or you’ve burned dinner, again, or you’re late and stuck in traffic. It works.

 


3. The Fastest Way to Get Out of a Thought Do Loop


This one is great if you’re stuck in a thought and can’t seem to get out of the “do loop”.

Pick up a pad and a pen and begin to journal with your non-dominant hand.

Yes, it’s hard but don’t worry about whether it’s legible.

The purpose is to write about what comes to mind not worrying too much about the topic or flow. Using your non-dominant hand means that you’re tapping into a different part of your brain. You’ll be surprised at what comes up for you.

And, when it’s complete, you’ll feel better.

 


4. How to Trigger Love and Compassion Using Google


This one may seem a bit weird, but if you’re feeling stressed AND angry, it’s for you. Google baby animal pictures and take a look. Try baby giraffes, koalas, bears, monkeys and goats. Puppies and kittens are also effective.

Why does this work?

It’s impossible to feel stressed and angry when you are feeling compassion and love. It’s that simple.

What are you waiting for?

 


5. The Easiest Way to Find Something to Laugh About


You probably know that laughing is a good stress reducer, but you don’t have anything to laugh about.

Or do you? Try Laughter Yoga. Yes, it’s a real thing. Google it and give it a try.

Laughter Yoga is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Even though it’s voluntary, you still benefit from the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter.

You may even start laughing spontaneously when you watch the videos of people practicing this form of yoga.

So, you don’t have anything to lose, right?

 


6. Find a Great Spot and Sing it Baby!


You’ve probably practiced this one before without knowing it. Singing at the top of your lungs is great for reducing stress. It helps reset your nervous system.

Give it a try.

Your car or shower are great places to belt it out. See if you feel more relaxed afterward.

 


7. Remind Yourself of the Most Important Rule in Life – Rule #6


Occasionally, you need a gentle reminder to relax which is what Rule Number 6 is all about. Rule Number 6 is simple.

Don’t Take Yourself So Damn Seriously.

And, what about Rules 1-5? There are no other rules.

You may want to place some post-it notes on your computer monitor or your mirror. It helps.

 


8. How a Little Coordination & Breathing Can End Your Stress


You’ve probably read lots of ways to reduce stress by breathing.

Have you tried alternate nostril breathing? Didn’t think so.

Here’s how you do it.

While sitting comfortably, place the tip of the index finger and middle finger of your right hand in between the eyebrows, the ring finger and little finger on the left nostril and the thumb on the right nostril. You will use the ring finger and little finger to open or close the left nostril and thumb for the right nostril.

You’ve just completed the hardest part. The rest is easy.

Now press your thumb down on the right nostril and breathe out gently through the left nostril. Now breathe in from the left nostril and then press the left nostril gently with the ring finger and little finger.

So, basically, you’re breathing in from one nostril and out through the other. After every exhale, breathe in from the same nostril.  Use slow, smooth breaths without force or effort. There are some good videos online if you need help.

Complete 9 rounds. You’ll notice a difference.

 


9. Battling with Stress? Step Outside


You know how much better you feel when you’ve been in nature. You can use this when you’re feeling stressed.

It’s simple. Step outside and find three things you’ve never noticed before. You may notice how delicate the leaves are on a plant or you may hear the chatter of the squirrels. Simply noticing will have a magical effect.

After a while, you’ll also notice that you’ve broken the spell you’ve been under, which is a good thing.

 


10. Turn on Your Compassion


This one is a real winner when you feel frustrated with others. You simply remind yourself that “everyone is doing the best that they can with their current level of awareness, skills and knowledge”.

Why does this work?

It creates more compassionate thoughts about others, so you can relax.

If you think about it, awareness, skills and knowledge covers just about everything, so you’ll be hard pressed to find a situation where this doesn’t apply.

So, if you are feeling stressed because someone is working against you, then remember that they lack awareness and are doing their best with the awareness that they have. If they had better awareness, then they wouldn’t be thwarting your efforts, right?

Give it a try.

And, try strategically placed post-it notes with the acronym ASK (awareness, skills, knowledge) as a reminder.

 


11. Soothe With Healing Music


Sometimes the best thing to do when you’re stressed is to plug-in your ear buds and listen to some tunes.

For something new and different, try Chakra Chants by Jonathan Goldman. It won an award for the Best Healing-Meditation Album and you’ll see why.

You cannot be stressed while listening to this music.

Period.

 


12. What a Little Protection Can Do For You


If you’re anxious about a meeting or confrontation, try visualizing yourself surrounded by a protective covering. It could be an egg protecting you or a bright soothing light that is impenetrable. Whatever works best for you.

Can you picture yourself handling that difficult situation better now? After all, you’re nicely protected.

You’re all set, right?

 


13. Discover the Value of Talking Back


This last one is your key to your future well-being. You can read more about this in Dr. Amen’s book called Magnificent Mind at Any Age. In his book, Dr. Amen describes ANTS or automatic negative thoughts.

You and everybody you know has negative thoughts. The problem occurs when you have too many, unrelenting negative thoughts. These thoughts can rob you of your joy in life.

You’ve noticed that these ANTS tend to multiple, right? It’s okay because you can get rid of them with just a bit of work and the right tools.

Here’s what Dr. Amen recommends:

When you feel nervous, sad, or mad, write out the automatic negative thoughts in your mind. Evaluate whether they are true. If they are not true (and so often they aren’t), then talk back to them. You do not have to believe or accept every thought you have.

Thoughts lie.

You’re probably thinking that you cannot stop all the thoughts, which is true, but think about this quote.

“You can’t empty your mind of thoughts. You might as well try to empty the ocean of its water. Thoughts just keep coming back, it seems. That’s the way of it. But thoughts aren’t a problem if they’re met with understanding.” Byron Katie

So how do you meet your thoughts with understanding?

Pick up a pen, piece of paper and start talking back.

And, by doing so, you will reclaim your thoughts and your life…and be happy.

One Parting Quote

Good enough is the new perfect

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The Truth About What’s In Your Cleaning Products

How to Find Non Toxic Cleaning Products

You use cleaning products labeled as “green” or “all natural” because you feel confident that these products are safer for you and the environment. You also closely read the ingredients trying to avoid the nastier stuff.

Unfortunately, neither approach works.

Why?

Because claims of “green” or “all natural” are simply unregulated marketing terms. And, because full disclosure of the ingredients is not required.

It doesn’t seem right, does it?

 


Get the Facts About Cleaning Products


Here are the facts that will help explain the truth behind what’s in your cleaning products:
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    • The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulates laundry and cleaning products, air fresheners, and soap.
    • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates personal care products excluding soap.
    • The CPSC and FDA regulations are different. In this article, the focus is on laundry and cleaning products, so the CPSC regulations are relevant.
    • Regulations allow manufacturers great leeway on the ingredient list; they can list all, none or some of the ingredients.

It’s a troubling thought that the ingredients listed are incomplete, isn’t it?

    • For fragrance formulations, if the manufacturer chooses to show fragrance as an ingredient, the regulations allow the general term “fragrance”. What does that mean? The manufacturer does not have to disclose the specific chemicals included in the fragrance.
    • You may think that purchasing unscented products means a safer product. Unfortunately, many unscented products have fragrances to make the product smell unscented.

Fragrances can include any one of 3000+ ingredients – many synthetic, petroleum-based and toxic.

Kinda frustrating, right?

You go to the trouble of finding an unscented product, but it might still include a fragrance?

    • Even the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) do NOT need to list all product ingredients or list fragrance chemicals.
    • If the manufacturer determines that the ingredient is non-hazardous, then they do not need to include it on an MSDS.
    • Some of the ingredients are listed in general terms like “cleaning agents” or “softeners”, so you have no way of knowing what’s in it.

Admit it. You’d like better disclosure, so you know what you’re using, right?

So the truth is, for the most part you simply don’t know what’s in your cleaning products. So what should you do?

 


How to Find Non Toxic Cleaning Products


If you truly want the safest, non-toxic cleaning products, you should make them yourself. Vinegar, salt, baking soda, lemon and tea tree oil in the rightShopping List Cleaning Products formulas can work amazingly well.

If you are recoiling at the thought of creating your own, you have other options.

Get The Safest Cleaning Product Shopping List. You’ll love it.

Pure Living Space compiled the safest cleaning products including all-purpose, dishwashing, laundry, bathroom and kitchen cleaners. Simply print and take it with you shopping for the easiest way to find the right products.

The List has 23 of the safest and healthiest cleaning products. Probably a lot healthier than your current products.

You should really check it out. Using just any cleaning or laundry product is just not smart. Get the Shopping List now and receive the Pure Living Space newsletter. You’ll get only the best content when you sign up.

 

 


The Safest Cleaning & Laundry Product Brands


To find the safest cleaning and laundry products at your local natural grocery store, look for products from Green Mission™ and GreenShield Organics which have Green ratings.

Or try our new line of “truly” all natural and safe cleaning and laundry products. You’ll love the safe ingredient list and that these products all work great.

 


DIY Cleaning Solutions


Perhaps starting with one home-created cleaning product would be a good way to ease into it. You could start by using vinegar and water (equal parts) to clean shower mildew or counter tops (except marble).

Then, move on to a great tile and grout cleaner.

The ingredients are below. Tape the ingredients to the bottle so when it’s time to replenish, you don’t have to look up the recipe again.

  • 7 cups water
  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • Apply and let sit for 5-10 minutes before scrubbing a bit

Want more DIY cleaners? Get the best ingredients for DIY kitchen cleaners.

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Time to Take Action


Now that you have the facts about what’s in your cleaning products, it’s time to take action. Grab your copy of The Safest Cleaning Product Shopping List and head out to the store to buy safer products.

You’ll be happy you did.

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Six Things Cooking Geeks Know About Cooking Oils That You Don’t

Cooking Oils 101

Why is it so confusing to pick the right oil for sauteing, baking or frying? Why is there so little consistency from one source to the next?

There’s so much conflicting advice. Some say to use palm oil while others tout coconut or safflower, and many proclaim the ills of butter. And then there’s the countless smoke point tables, and none match!

You are confused. Heating oil in a frying pan seems fraught with problems, and, of course, everything causes cancer.

But, if you rely on experts who really know their stuff – the real cooking geeks, you’ll be able to saute, bake, broil, braise, fry and roast with confidence.

Here are six things cooking geeks know about cooking oils that you don’t.


1. Cooking geeks understand the difference between Refined and Unrefined Oils  


Refining oil raises its smoke point and lengthens shelf life; it creates a bland flavor and color which is desirable for some dishes.

You may have heard that refined oils are unhealthy. But are they really?

A study that looked at the health benefits of vegetable oils concluded that there was little evidence to suggest that refining adversely affects the health benefits of vegetable oils.[1] The one exception noted by the study was olive oil. The study found that unrefined olive oil had more health benefits than refined olive oil.

So, based on this study, you can feel good about refined oils for high temperature cooking and your health. And you should use unrefined olive oil as a dressing or drizzle while reserving refined olive oil for cooking.

 


2. Cooking geeks know that smoke point tables are wrong 


Yep, that’s right. All those smoke point tables are wrong.

Ignore the hundreds of smoke point tables in cookbooks and online because every oil is different depending on the refinement and cultivation the raw materials. For instance, some extra virgin olive oil makers list their smoke points from 200 to over 400 degrees.[2]  

Trying to assign a single smoke point to oils of different origins is akin to expecting a French chardonnay to taste like a California chardonnay. They aren’t even close!

But, some general guidance will help you.

Oils with high free fatty acids tend to have lower smoke points because the free fatty acids burn easily. Unrefined oils are higher in free fatty acids.

On the other hand, refined oils generally have reduced amounts of free fatty acids and as a result, have higher smoke points.

 


3. Cooking geeks know the ill-effects of oils above smoke point  


The smoke point is the temperature that causes oil to start smoking which produces toxic fumes and harmful free radicals–all things you’re trying to avoid.

If you’ve set off your smoke alarm, you’ve definitely reached the smoke point. Turn up your exhaust fan and open the windows.

By the way, always try to use your exhaust fan since cooking can create some unhealthy fumes, and your place will simply smell better.

 


4. Cooking geeks know the effects of reusing or long heat times on oils  


The longer you heat oil, the more free fatty acids are formed causing the smoke point to drop which is why you want to limit deep fryer oil use to once or twice. Prolonged heating also breaks apart unsaturated fatty acids and produces acrid and toxic compounds.[2]

Neither is desirable.

 

Infographic Cooking Oils 101


5. Cooking geeks know which Oils are high in Omega 3 & Monounsaturated Fats (both good)  


Looking for ways to increase your intake of Omega 3? Try Unrefined Flax Oil (for cold use only) or Hemp Oil.

Here’s your list of the oils with good fats – the monounsaturated oils.

  • Safflower
  • Hazelnut
  • Olive
  • Almond
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Avocado
  • Sunflower
  • Macadamia

 


6. Cooking geeks know the oils best suited for high temperatures and medium temperatures


Here’s the list you’ve been waiting for. The oils to use safely for cooking without the misleading smoke points.

  • High Temperature Oils (searing, browning, roasting, and deep-frying)
    • Almond
    • Avocado (Unrefined/Raw)
    • Sunflower (High Oleic Refined)
    • Olive oil (Refined or “Light”)
    • Hazelnut (Refined)
    • Tea Seed (do not confuse with Tea Tree)
    • Apricot Kernel (Refined)
    • Safflower (Refined)
  • Medium Temperature Oils (sauteing, baking, oven cooking or stir frying)
    • Macadamia
    • Canola (Organic)
    • Peanut
    • Coconut (Unrefined good for baking) avoid Hydrogenated

So where does extra virgin olive oil fall on the list?

You can lightly saute in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, but your best bet is to save the good stuff for dressings, dipping and drizzles.

 


So, who are these cooking geeks that you can trust?

  • A Chemistry Professor who wrote “What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained” (seems knowledgeable right?)
  • The Author of The Cooking for Engineers website and about 100 of his contributors (engineers analyze the heck out of everything)
  • The Executive Chef from Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute along with several dietitians (he should know what he’s talking about)
  • A Researcher from the Center for Advanced Nutrition Study – Utah State (this guy conducted a large study of vegetable oils)
  • A Registered Dietitian – Eatingrules.com (this guy has an MS and RD and writes about food for a living)

 


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Match Your Cooking Oil to Your Cooking Temperature

Sources:

1. Health Effects of Commonly Used Vegetable Oils by Michael Lefevre, Center for Advanced Nutrition Utah State University

2. Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Fryer: The Washington Post by Robert L. Wolke Professor Emeritus of Chemistry University of Pittsburgh and author of “What Einstein Told His Cook”

3. Heart Healthy Cooking: Oils 101: Health Hub Cleveland Clinic by James D. Perko, CEC, AAC, Executive Chef for Cleveland Clinic

4. The Cooking Oil Comparison Chart by EatingRules.com and Andy Bellatti, MS, RD,

5. CookingForEngineers.com: Smoke points of various fats and general discussion

How Shower Filters Can Protect You From Worrisome Pollutants

 

How Shower Filters Can Protect You From Worrisome Pollutants

Your shower produces significant amounts of airborne contaminants. You probably had no idea that this was happening in your refuge.

How is this happening?

It’s because your water has treatment chemicals that when heated and sprayed create airborne contaminants.

So, it’s simply chemistry and much like high school chemistry, it’s not on your side.

But you can cut your risks and enjoy your shower by making a few smart choices.


Why Should You Care?


Studies show that inhaling these airborne chemicals is more dangerous than drinking the chemicals in unfiltered tap water.

Plus, these contaminants can increase your cancer risk, cause birth-defects and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

It’s a troubling thought, isn’t it?


It’s Safer For You To Bathe Than Shower


The data from one study sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences (Andelman 1986) indicates that your hot shower can release between 50-80% of the water treatment chemicals into the air.

If you like to bathe and not shower, it’s better news.

Emissions from hot baths are 50% lower because water droplets dispersed by a bath faucet have a smaller surface-to volume ratio than water streaming into a shower so fewer of the volatiles can vaporize.

 


It’s Not Just Your Shower That Is To Blame


Another more recent study by environmental engineers from University of Texas at Austin documented that your shower and dishwasher contribute to indoor air pollution. The experiments showed that dishwashers released significant pollutants too.

 


How Shower Filters and Bath Filters Can Cut Your Exposure


 

  • Shorten your shower time
  • Reduce the temperature of your shower since colder water reduces chemical vapors
  • Opt for baths and not showers
  • Use the bathroom exhaust fan to remove the gases from your bathroom

 


Be honest.

You are probably not anxious to turn down the heat or shorten your shower and who can blame you?

If this is the case, you could opt for a shower filter, take more baths or use your exhaust fan. An air cleaner is also a good solution.

Worried that shower filters look out-of-place?

No need to worry. Shower filters come in a variety of low profile styles and finishes that blend well with existing bathroom fixtures. See the Sprite Shower Filter pictured below. The homeowners added the filter to the existing shower head.  The brushed nickel finish matches well.

The filters are easy to install.

No need for a plumber or special tools. You’ll only need a wrench.

How Shower Filters Can Protect You From Worrisome Pollutants

 

Learn more about the Sprite Shower Filter and the available finishes.

Which options are most appealing to you? Were you aware that your shower produced airborne contaminants?