Chlorine has very drying effects on skin and can also irritate sensitive skin. According to the Center for Excellence in Dermatology, Eczema can be caused by being in contact with irritants such as chlorine.
The Children's Physician Network state also that irritating substances such as chlorine can lead to flare-ups in childhood Eczema.
The NHS list Chlorinated Water as an irritant that can cause contact dermatitis, they state: "You may be at increased risk of irritant contact dermatitis if you have atopic eczema."
Hard water has also been known to aggravate Eczema. The National Eczema Society have said that some people with eczema seem to find that their skin improves when they move to a soft water area or if they install a Water Softener. Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium salts that have the potential to irritate the skin. The NHS state that contact dermatitis can be caused by especially hard chalky water.
Our products (which are a natural eczema treatment) all contain high quality and NSF-certified KDF-55 as their main shower filter medium. KDF uses a patented medium that removes chlorine and helps to soften water. Similarly, heavy metals such as copper, lead, mercury and others, react by adhering to the medium's surface, thus being effectively removed from the water supply. These eczema shower filters also remove many other harmful impurities from your water supply, including bacteria, bad odours, pesticides, radon as well as other contaminants which can your irritate skin.
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