The most common complaint people have about their shower water: “It smells like a swimming pool in my shower stall! Yuck!”
Apparently many people find it difficult to enjoy the subtle scents of flowers, fruits and other pleasant smelling things infused into their shower products with chlorine vapors in their nostrils.
People also complain that chlorinated bath and shower water dries out their skin, irritates their eyes, and makes their hair brittle.
For those reasons alone many people want the chlorine removed from their shower water… but other, more serious reasons may exist for getting chlorine out of the water. Studies have shown that taking frequent, long and hot showers using chlorinated water may pose a health risk over time.
In the enclosed shower stall, chlorine vaporizes where it is inhaled. To a lesser degree, dermal absorption also occurs. As chlorine is added to kill pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, the highly reactive chlorine combines with fatty acids and carbon fragments to form a variety of toxic compounds. Medical studies suggest a link between absorption and inhalation of chlorine in the shower environment, with elevated risks for diseases and serious illnesses. Showering in chlorinated water may also cause pre-existing conditions, such as asthma and eczema, to become exacerbated. ( source )
At one point in time installing a shower filter for chlorine removal meant having to install an unattractive, bulky shower head… but not anymore.
Advances in technology have reduced the size of shower filters and you can even get handheld models that have filters built right into the handles. Below you will see examples of handheld shower heads manufactured by Sprite Industries along with a set of replacement filters.
Sprite Industries uses a combination of two redox filtration media called Chlorgon and KDF-55 in the above filters to effectively reduce or substantially remove chlorine, iron oxides (rust) and dissolved hydrogen sulfide gas.