Chlorine is a serious irritant and creates carcinogenic by-products. Persons with sensitive skin, skin rashes, specific skin allergies, very dry skin need the most efficient shower filter to reduce their exposure to the aggressive effects of chlorine to the maximum extent possible.
Eczema is caused by a person’s inability to repair damage to the skin barrier. This is due to a mutation in the gene called filaggrin. Filaggrin is important for formation of the skin barrier. Normally, every cell in the skin has two copies of the filaggrin gene. However, people who are susceptible to eczema only have one copy of this gene. If a persons skin is exposed to irritants their skin barrier is affected. Once the skin barrier is disrupted, moisture leaves the skin and the skin will become dry and scaly. Environmental allergens can also enter the skin and activate the immune system, producing inflammation that makes the skin red and itchy.
Chlorine dries skin out significantly faster than chlorine free water. Human skin is made up of protein that protects you from stimulus, irritation and evaporation, and plays other important roles.
Chlorine reacts with organic matter to destroy protein, which roughens and ages your skin, and causes various trouble to your skin.
It worsens atopy-skin disease particularly. Hair is still a part of our skin, but the major difference from our skin is that hair is not curable once it is damaged. Chlorine residue oxidizes protein and cuticle causing dull and clumsy looking hair.