Do you have a shower water filter? Are you concerned about chlorine in your shower water?
Unless you are on a well, you probably have chlorine in your water. Chlorine is a toxic gas that was put in your water by your city or county to kill whatever might be living in that water. It doesn’t automatically stop killing when it comes out of your water faucet, so you filter your drinking water. Did you think to filter the water you shower in too?
It’s actually worse in your shower.
Chlorine evaporates out of water at a relatively low temperature, so while most of the water goes down the drain, the chlorine gas hangs in the air for you to breathe into your lungs. Chlorine is also readily absorbed by the skin and in a hot shower your pores relax and open, increasing the amount of chlorine that your body can absorb.
Note: The PiMag MicroJet Shower filter is also available as part of the Nikken Vital Environment Pack that you can see here.
It is essential to have a shower water filter to remove the free chlorine.
When your city chlorinates your water, they add free chlorine so that it can kill things in the water. Free chlorine is also what causes us problems. Once the chlorine is combined with something, it can no longer cause trouble, at least not in the same way.
For example, when chlorine combines with sodium it forms sodium chloride, or table salt. It doesn’t react with the body in the same way and doesn’t cause the same damage as free chlorine.
The Nikken shower filter doesn’t remove the chlorine from the water. It combines the chlorine with zinc to form zinc chloride which then dissolves in the water and is washed harmlessly away. Keep in mind that the chlorine is still there. If you test your shower water for chlorine you will still detect it. It is no longer in a free, reactive form though.
I have really enjoyed my Nikken shower filter. In addition to neutralizing the chlorine, I have found that it softens my water some allowing me to use less soap and shampoo to get clean. It is very easy to install and maintain without needing any tools. Nikken recommends that you change the filter cartridge once every 6 months, so it is pretty inexpensive to own.
The NSF has documentation for some of Nikken’s water filters including the shower filter.
Replacement Filter for the older PiMag Ultra Shower System
The previous version of the Nikken shower filter was the PiMag Ultra shower filter. It uses same filter cartridge as the wall-mounted model of new PiMag MicroJet shower filter. To order replacement filters for either system, just click on the Replacement Filters link or picture above.
As independent Nikken wellness consultants we do not represent or speak for Nikken. The contents of this shower water filter page represent my opinions based on my use of the Nikken shower filter. None of these statements have been reviewed or approved by the FDA. I am a massage therapist and therefore unable to diagnose, treat, or prescribe specific products for specific conditions.