Contact Dermatitis and Chlorine


Many people are unaware that they have "contact dermatitis". Others are accumulating chemical exposure that will eventually cause it!

This allergic skin condition is identified by skin that is red, dry, itchy, scaly or blistered. It could also be covered with a pink or red rash. Contact dermatitis is caused by elements such as poison ivy / sumac / oak, formaldehyde, chlorine, or chemicals contained in grooming or beauty products.

Should the condition affect areas over the whole body, the irritant source may be soap or laundry detergent. If replacing these products does not result in improvement, the person may have developed a reaction to the chlorine found in water.

Since the treatment of contact dermatitis starts by eliminating the irritant, it's necessary to remove chlorine from the water used for showers. This can be done in 3 ways: A carbon activated water filter can absorb chlorine, but does not work well with warm water. Most such filters have short lives, due to becoming clogged with contaminants. Another anti-chlorine agent used in shower filters is identified as "KDF", or Kinetic Degradation Fluxion. This type of media relays on a metal alloy consisting of copper and zinc to reduce free chlorine. It works better with warmer temperatures, but water with weak pressure may not be able to pass through the KDF media, and the chlorine may not be thoroughly removed.

Vitamin C – Naturally Better!

The third way is to utilize a shower filter which treats on ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) or sodium ascorbate. These natural agents neutralize chlorine, and being organic, are the safest way to dechlorinate water. The US Environmental Protection Agency has declared this the least toxic method, and the medical community uses it in conjuction with dialysis treatments.

A product called the VS-1 shower filter utilizes this process, enabling chlorine to be turned into a harmless compound instead of being contained inside the filter. This equates to a dechlorinating shower filter with a longer life, handling up to a year's worth of showers, or 15,000 gallons of water. In addition, water pressure, temperature and quality do not affect the VS-1's effectiveness!

The VS-1 shower filter is screwed onto the shower arm before the shower head, with no further maintenance required. A transparent window will display the Vitamin crystals so that it is clear to see when they have dissolved and the unit needs to be replaced.

For a small monthly cost, the VS-1 vitamin shower filter provides chlorine-free water with added nutrients! There is no longer any reason to worry about a red, unattractive skin condition, when the VS-1 removes the chlorine that causes it!