Bath Water Filters
Take Out Chlorine or Chloramine and More
Leave Healthy Water
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The technology in these bath balls, which uses a process-patented FOAM ADVANTAGE disk made of a combination of copper and zinc known as kdf is the best solution we have found for bath filters. The way the disks in these bath filters is processed makes them more effective than other kdf bath water filters with what appears to be an equal amount of kdf. These bath water filters remove chlorine, iron, lead, bacteria, hydrogen sulfide and hundreds of other problem contaminants from your water.
We now also have a version for removing chloramine, which is a combination of chlorine and ammonia now used by many municipalities.
Chlorine is a poison that attacks organic matter. It binds with the protein in your body. We absorb more chlorine from bathing and showering than from drinking water. Additionally, the EPA has declared that US households have elevated levels of chloroform in the air due to chlorine releases from showering water. So it's in our bath water, showering water and in the air in our homes. Chlorine, on top of irritating skin, eyes and lungs and drying skin and hair, is a suspected cause of breast cancer. We don't know about you, but it just seems blatantly obvious to us that soaking in chlorine, which kills living things, is a health risk!
for more information see our page on chlorine risks.
The copper-zinc kdf FOAM ADVANTAGE filters also filters aluminum, mercury, sulfur, and lime scale and many other undesirable compounds.
These filters are now also available with the addition of FOAM ADVANTAGE powderized and shaped powderized activated carbon. This carbon, effective in hot water, additionally filters chlorine and organic contaminants.
Keeps Working for a Long Time
Foam Advantage water filters are the most efficient, longest lasting and lowest maintenance water filter media available. The power disks work best because the copper-zinc alloy has no pores that plug up, has no membranes to replace, and remains bacteriostatic (bacteria can't breed). Replace the bath water filter disk inside once a year. The media is non-hazardous, non-corrosive and is recyclable.
The copper-zinc alloy stops the calcium and magnesium from forming hard scale, adhering to your showerhead - which can build and slow water flow and pressure. They also stop scale from building up in your shower and tub. Interestingly, calcium and magnesium are not eliminated, rather they remain soluble in the water, which is natural and healthful. In nature, these minerals are picked up as water filters through rock strata. Excessive salt is reduced, however.
Hydrogen sulfide is also reduced by these shower and bath water filters. If you sometimes get a 'rotten egg' smell, that's hydrogen sulfide. It is a poisonous gas that can in larger amounts cause nausea and illness. It also corrodes metals. When hydrogen sulfide passes through these bath water filters, oxidation occurs, removing the hydrogen sulfide by creating zinc oxides and zinc sulfides.
Please note that through shipping, some copper-zinc powder sometimes loosens in new bath balls. If this happens, it won't last long. You can soak and rinse them to clear it more quickly. But this won't cause harm to bathers, and is far preferable to chlorine, particularly for children.
There is no maintenance required for the kdf copper-zinc filter, just replace it once a year.
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What About Fluoride?
Fluoride is now being recognized by many as being very dangerous. In our view, there is no longer any reasonable doubt that drinking it is a very bad idea. In November 2006 the American Dental Association reversed itself and said that the ingestion of fluoride is too dangerous for babies. There are several other fluoride risks, too, including that it can be carcinogenic. There is more research every year showing fluoride risks.
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However, with fluoride, the primary health risk is through ingestion, not through showering or bath water. Fluoride, unlike chlorine, is not released into the water and air as a gas. It travels through water as part of a metallic compound, and therefore doesn't release into the air like chlorine, nor is the large molecule readily absorbed through the skin.
We talk to a lot of people about these issues, including those who were over-fluoridated and with severe sensitivities. Most have been able to address their health issues by taking the fluoride out of their drinking and cooking water. Once in a while we speak with someone who does have a direct reaction to fluoride from showing or bathing in fluoridated water. Those seem to be skin issues only as far as we can tell.
We don't know of any bath water filters that eliminate fluoride.
If you feel you must remove fluoride from your bath and shower water, after many years, we know have whole house filter systems to effectively filter fluoride, chlorine and hundreds of other contaminants.
Click to learn more about the Whole House Systems, including those that filter fluoride.
Click here for information about the need for kitchen water filters.
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Not Only Filtering the Bad - Leaving Healthy Water
EPA & NSF Standards
These bath water filters release minuscule trace elments of zinc and copper into your bathing water. Both are necessary for healthy body functions. These are defined as food supplements and nutrients by the Food and Drug Administration.
The EPA has declared that these water filter media impart nothing harmful into the water. The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) found these media to be in compliance for water treatment plant applications and for aesthetic effects of taste, odor and chlorine reduction.
No, these filters do not put in copper or zinc above a trace element level.
Yes, these filters remove copper. Only a trace element remains. (Unless there is an extremely high level in your water to begin with which is more than the filter can manage.)
Yes, these filters remove zinc. Only a trace element remains. Zinc is something that many people are deficient in.
These water filters make your water somewhat softer without the use of salt.
It is Interesting that not all of the water has to go through the bath ball for the filter to do it's work. The filtering happens by the release of healthy trace elements into the water.
Occasionally someone has a steeply-sloping faucet and finds that the bath ball strapping has a tendency to slide down. If that's the case for you, just put something on to hold the strapping in place, like grout, glue or even a bag-tie.
Don't wait. Your family should stop soaking up disinfectants now.
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Bath Water Filters
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