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I have had horrible skin irritation since moving to where I live now (south Texas coast). I noticed that I was always extremely itchy after showering and that I had spots on my skin that resembled some kind of excema, even though I had never in my life had any problems with my skin before. I also noticed that my skin cleared up completely after about three days of being away from home. I went to Europe twice and to California, and my skin cleared up and I had no more irritation while I was away, but upon returning my skin would break out again.
It was then that I started suspecting the water. I found out that they put a LOT of chloramine in the water here. They advertised the fact that they were putting a lot of chlorine in the system because they couldn't control the bacteria, and the city's website says they use chloramine.
I read about this filter and was so miserable from itching that I decided that trying it couldn't hurt. It is amazing! My skin cleared up completely after using this for about a week. It only lasted for a little over two months though, but they do say how much chlorine/chloramine is in the water affects the life of the filter, and there is a whole lot in the water here, so I'm not surprised. I am ordering another one, as my skin is starting to break out and I'm itching like crazy after my showers again. Well worth every single penny!
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Initial post: Jan 28, 2014 11:31:02 AM PST
I also have recently moved to the Gulf Coast of South Texas and have had skin problems arise in the year I have lived here. Was researching water filters for exactly the reasons Tonya Payne noted. Thanks for your post, Tanya! It underscores my interest in this filter.
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Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2014 4:14:47 PM PDT
Thank you for pointing out this issue with chloramine! Even though I am a chemistry professor, I could never figure out why "chlorine" from showering would get the skin around my eyes and ears so itchy, to the point that I thought I was getting an allergic reaction. This occurs more easily in the summer months, when I presume Los Angeles County uses higher amounts of chloramine to disinfect its water. DWP in L.A. does indeed use chloramine in two thirds of its water treatment (http://dpw.lacounty.gov/wwd/web/YourWate
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